sings the songs of garth brooks
Gene Sievers is originally from a small farm town in Southern Idaho, where he learned a love for country music while riding around the farm with his Dad. After high school, Gene was the front man in a touring rock band based out of Clearwater, Florida. He toured throughout the United States and Canada for almost 2 years. Then Gene settled in Tampa, Florida with his band, Lands End. They enjoyed great success in the Tampa music scene. Eventually, Gene returned to his hometown in Idaho where he cut his hair, climbed back into a tractor, and cranked up the Garth Brooks. Garth represents the perfect mixture of authentic country music and the energy of a big stadium rock show.
Now Gene lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife and 2 boys. Music is in his soul and daily life. He has performed solo, led several bands, and entertained thousands. He also writes and records his own original music. Gene’s experience ranges from playing in honky-tonks and dive bars all the way up to the Tacoma Dome. For Gene, home is where the stage is.
Sings the songs of George Strait
"George Strait Tribute Artist, Bill White, has passionately performed in casinos, festivals, and events throughout the great Northwest for over 13 years. With George Strait's 99 releases and 60 number #1 hits, Bill's extensive song list choices and love of King George's music is a one-of-a-kind event fans - young and old alike - have fallen in love with over the years."
Bass & Vocals
Heather Dickson is an active multi-instrumentalist/singer who has spent her life writing, recording, and touring for her own bands and others. Heather grew up in the LA area and ultimately studied Piano Performance at the University of Utah. She and Nick Papageorge make up two thirds of Seattle indie band, Tiger Rider. Her solid playing sets the tone for the entire rhythm section.
Keysboards & vocals
"Nick Papageorge is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Los Angeles. He moved up to Seattle in 2016 with Heather Dickson and the rest of their band, Tiger Rider, and has been performing, collaborating, and teaching ever since."
Mario "Mars" Licciardi
Guitars & Vocals
Mario "Mars" Licciardi is from the Greater Chicago area. He's been a Touring Musician since the age of 18. He's toured regionally and performed at many major venues in the Chicago and Mid-Western States.
He's a dedicated and respected musician and educator, as well as a sought after Studio Musician.
Mars specializes in Country and Acoustic styles, Rock, Blues, Folk and RnB. He brings a vast knowledge of current music trends to CNS.
Drums & Percussion
Scott became inspired to play drums at 7 years old when his Dad took him to see The Buddy Rich Big Band. He took lessons, practiced hard and soon began marching in local drum lines and playing in rock bands at age 15; where he would need a signed note from his Mom to be able to play in local pubs. A few years later, Scott earned a music degree studying classical percussion: Timpani, Marimba, Snare, and Jazz drum set. After that, he toured up and down the east coast playing Top 40 dance clubs, 5-7 nights a week for several years.
Since moving to the Great Northwest in 1991, Scott has enjoyed “the awesome privilege” of working with many great musicians for live performances and recording projects; (drum circles, jazz, blues, funk, rock, folk, country, pop, covers and originals). For the past 6 years, Scott could be seen playing in several top clubs and casinos throughout the Northwest. One of Scott’s favorite things to do as a drummer is to “lay down a solid groove”; and that’s what he does here, now, with a Country Night of Stars!
Pedal Steel & Fiddle
After many years of performance, it still takes Timothy by surprise when someone finds his uncanny ability to play well on many instruments amazing. With the band “Country Night of Stars” he’s playing Pedal steel guitar and fiddle. It all started at the tender age of 5 when he set out accomplishing 6 string guitar, classical jazz guitar, bass, flute and drums playing jazz, old fashion rock & roll and Influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Phil Keggey and Chet Atkins flat top styles. At 26 steel guitar slid in quite nicely as he received his first lap steel guitar. He also studied violin on and off for most of his life. He figures, “It’s just what you believe you can do.” Perhaps it’s 40 years of steel playing? Timothy brings all his talents to A Country Night of Stars.