Why hire Blind Manifest?
Variety is the spice of life. The key to throwing a great party, whether it's entertaining your guests at a wedding, a private party or community event, is having music that your guests will enjoy.
Blind Manifest brings together a formula of top songs from a wide variety of genres. These songs have proven at radio stations and clubs across America to appeal to the widest spectrum of people. If you want fun, a professional show and the best collection of talent in the Southeast, you definitely want Blind Manifest.
If you combined the collective resumes from all the musicians in Blind Manifest, you'd cover just about every corner of entertainment there is - from classical choirs to stadium rockers. We even have a radio DJ...
Our lead singer/percussionist, Don Conrad has been singing since he was old enough to talk. His vocal chops earned him a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music. Don has recorded several complilations, and has been the recipient of many music awards. He has the ability to croon like Frank Sinatra or belt out Bon Jovi with equal intensity.
Tim Cloninger has been playing lead guitar since he was 10. Tim joined Blind Manifest after a long career with a Southeast regional beach band named Coming Up Brass. Tim also played in the backup band for Archie "Tighten Up" Bell, as well as The Entertainers and The Mink Band. Tim is capable of singing lead, and lends his excellent vocal range to the Blind Manifest backline.
Tad Hough has played for more bands and musicians than could fit on this page, however his time with The George Hatcher Band in the 80's stands out as the his most recognizable. Tad played keyboards on the 'Coming Home' album as well as arranging and conducting the String section. Tad brings his arranging expertise to Blind Manifest, and provides excellent
medley arrangements for your enjoyment.
Our bass player, Brian Lewis is indeed a jack of all trades. Brian cut his live performance teeth playing Industrial and Techno music during his years at University, and has been involved in the music industry to some extent since then. Formerly a D.J. for Radio Margaritaville and The Carolina Tailgate Party, Brian brings his Emcee pedigree out for your use when Blind Manifest is hired for your event.
Dave Costner our drummer, loves to sing as well. Dave was a regular at several karaoke clubs back in the day, but claims that this range is too small for singing lead, but just right for singing backing vocals. Dave began his career as a percussionist for The Rodger Harrison Band, but feels more at home behind a trap kit. Dave can work a groove with the best of 'em.
Don Conrad: Lead Singer, Percussion
Tim Cloninger: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Tad Hough: Keyboards, Harmonica
Brian Lewis: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Costner: Drums, Backing Vocals
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