ABOUT THE BAND
Scarlett Fever features an exciting mix of Classic Rock, Country music and fun. You're gonna love us!
We are a down to earth kind of band that loves many styles of music. We play the radio versions of songs that people love to hear. We are respectful, punctual, and we play at a comfortable volume, all at reasonable rates and options.
Consider Scarlett Duo for smaller engagements.
Over the years, Sharon (Miss Scarlett) and Austin Michael have played every type of venue from open mic nights at the Schodack State Park to benefits at Turning Stone Casino, plus shows at festivals, community fairs, and private parties. They also have played local summer fairs and local store promotional events.
Their history together as performers dates back to the mid 1990's. Miss Scarlett's smooth alto voice was an instant hit with audiences. Their original songs, When the Seasons Change, written by Sharon, and Rockin' Up Old Country, written by Austin Michael, received radio airplay. Sharon's original song garnered a nomination for "Song of the Year" at the Northeast Country Music Association's Awards Show at Proctor's Theatre, and was included on the NECMA Music CD in 2000.
Previously the founding members of Leather & Lace, the duo aka Charlene and Austin, played all over the capital region and were inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.In 2001 they opened for Country Superstar Randy Travis in Cortland NY, and played the Altamont, Saratoga, and Chatham Fairs. Additionally, they were named Advisors to the Band Coordinators for area shows.
Scarlett Fever's bass player Luca Dee, started his first band, White Lady, in New York City when he was 14 years old. As an adult, his band Secret Service played clubs like Max's and CBGBs, familiar clubs where big name acts like Lou Reed, Joan Jett, and Aerosmith played. He's happy to be playing with Scarlett Fever. "It's a great band and I can see it growing into something big."
Scarlett Fever's drummer, Mike Tanzman, is from Clifton Park. His music career has included piano and trombone, but he has been banging on desks, steering wheels, and drums for years. He hit the Capital Region music scene as the drummer for the Kemp Avenue Band and is a founding member of Act Your Age, playing rock and classic rock around the area. Now, in addition to AYA, he has jumped stick-first into Scarlett Fever. "I listen to many types of music, from classic rock and jam bands to jazz and alternative. I love the genres that Scarlett Fever covers. There is something for everyone." Make sure you come and see the band, and you just may see Mike peeking out from behind the cymbals.
Keyboardist Ray Kim grew up playing classical piano, and developed a taste for jazz and classic rock along the way. His favorite band is Kansas, and he also lists Boston, Supertramp, Toto, Spyro Gyra, and Chuck Mangione (among others) among his favorite artists as well. He has written a number of original songs that he markets under the "band" name Intermezzo (you can listen to his demos at www.soundclick.com/intermezzo). In addition to the keyboards, Ray also plays the clarinet, saxophone, and mallet percussion. He is the clarinet section leader for the Memorial Concert Band of Colonie and the piano accompanist for the church choir at Our Lady of the Assumption in Latham. He has played a number of gigs, including (but not limited to) weddings, dance/big bands, and community theater, around the Capital District.
Scarlett Fever is a well-rounded, professional group of musicians eager to entertain at any event or function. Their attention to detail, not only in the music, but in promoting the venue or occasion sets them apart. Their stage presence is top notch and Miss Scarlett's voice is second to none. The audience will know virtually every song and will be singing along and dancing throughout the entire performance. Please consider Scarlett Fever for your next party, event or festival occasion.
Thank you so much!