Band Biography

 

 

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Decades is comprised of music professionals with over 200 years of combined experience! The members of this band have been performing for over 30 years and have opened for such acts as Eddie Money, Men at Work, the Neville Brothers, The Buckinghams, Billy Joe Royal, The Platters, and many more...

The Decades combines the smooth sound of a three-piece horn section with a tight rhythm section that adds to their rich, full sound. The vocal skills of The Decades will have you believing that you are listening to the original artists themselves!

Their showmanship is second to none, their music spans the eras from the 1960's to current hits...Motown, Funk, Disco, Classic Rock...and is sure to keep you dancing through the Decades.


The Band:


Greg Karem - Lead Vocals

Sue Ann Stone - Keyboards, Vocals

Dave Draper - Trombone, Vocals

David Yenawine - Saxophone, Bass, Vocals

Brian Arkels - Lead Guitar, Vocals

Steve Matthews - Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Rob Edwards - Drums

Bradley Tharp- Trumpet, Vocals


 

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Greg Karem - Lead Vocals


Greg has been singing across the country for over 30 years, with such groups as the Diamonds (Little Darlin'), HERITAGE, and various other bands. His bands have opened for such acts as the Platters, Billy Joe Royal, Tommy James, and many others. His smooth voice on Chicago tunes and ballads will have you believing that you're listening to the real artist.


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Sue Ann Stone

Sue Ann Stone - Keyboard, Vocals


Keyboards, Lead & Background Vocals

Sue Ann brings her many years of experience on the Keys to the band via gigs with HERITAGE, Sassy, and Feather as well as a long standing performance at the Brown hotel as a solo artist. Her vocals add a unique blend to the vocal harmonies of the band. Not to mention improving the group photo!


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David Draper - Trombone, Vocals


Trombone, Lead & Background Vocals

Dave's experience includes a road gig with Heritage, a six-piece horn band in the 70's who rocked the east-coast with its smooth funk.


David Yenowine

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David Yenawine - Sax, Bass, and Vocals


David has played around town with original bands like Live Bait and, more recently, Romeo Laureano where he hooked up with Mike Feiock. He's opened for Rare Earth, America, as well as Eddie Money, Men at Work, and the Neville Brothers. And someday, who knows who will open for him?



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Brian Arkels

  Brian Arkels - Lead Guitar, Vocals

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Brian began playing guitar at the age of 9. Four years later he joined his first band and began playing professionally at age 13. Having played a wide variety of musical styles with various bands in different parts of the country, Brian has opened for such acts as Jeanne Pruitt, Head East and Foghat. Brian came to the Louisville area in 1992. After taking several years off from playing, Brian is back in the swing of things rockin' with The Decades. Watch him closely Folks... His fingers never leave his hands!


 

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Steve Matthews - Bass, Guitar, Vocals


Steve has been a part of the Louisville music scene since his high school days in the early 70's. He's been playing guitar and rockin' the bass (and singing) since then in various types of groups from rock, country, jazz, and contemporary Christian.  Steve's no stranger to audiences big or small. He's played across the U.S. for as many as 12,000 screaming fans all the way down to 2 guys at a pool table and 15 ash trays. He's our solid foundation guy and the rhythm pocket man!


 

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Rob Edwards

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Rob Edwards - Drums

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-   Rob's Bio is coming soon -

 

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Bradley Tharp - Trumpet , Vocals

 

Bradley Tharp


 

 

-   Bradley's Bio is coming soon   -

 

 

 


 

For Booking Information please contact:

Email: Greg Karem  -  Phone: 502-314-6211  or  502-454-4214

 
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