Paige Clem - vocals, guitar, songwriter
Perhaps it’s the combination of her insatiable musical curiosity and her formative years spent growing up in the South, but Paige Clem’s arrestingly direct lyrics and rich, unaffected vocals exude that most elusive of musical qualities — Soul. With a natural gift for connecting with an audience, Paige weaves a captivating story of her life journey that resonates with anyone who’s loved another. Recent performances include High Sierra Music Festival Troubadour Sessions (with Nataly Dawn, Lebo, and Bo Carper), Cuko Rakko Music Festival, The Lost Church, and Mutiny Radio. Her bluesy yet melodic approach to song has been shared from the stage at many of the Bay Area’s most popular haunts, including The Great American Music Hall, Terrapin Crossroads, Freight & Salvage, Ashkenaz, Sweetwater Music Hall, Brick & Mortar, and more and she has served as songwriter-in-residency at The Bazaar Cafe. When not performing her original material, she can be found singing as a member of the popular Grateful Dead tribute band, The Eleven, and along with other Bay Area acts. See www.paigeclem.com for more.
Matty Amans - guitar, vocals
As the leader of some of the hottest blues bands in NYC, Blue Kitchen recording artist Matt Amans is an energetic, original, upbeat guitarist whose styles span from Detroit to Texas, and from New York to L.A. His stomping back-beat rhythms, harmonized guitar melodies, shredding solos, and soulful vocals routinely yank crowds out of their seats and onto the dance floors. Originally from Detroit, schooled in Milwaukee, and breaking out in San Francisco, Matt is a true rock ’n’ roll son of the blues. Matt has shared the stage with blues and rock legends such as Buddy Guy, Kid Rock, John Mayal, Joe Bonamassa, Lee Gates, Stokes, Milwaukee Slim, Coventry Jones, Joe Taino, Poppa Chubby, and many more.
Marc Levine - bass
Marc Levine attained the top levels of pop success early in his career, earning his first gold record as a session bassist with Johnny Rivers, and spending nine years touring with Barry Manilow. His resume covers an astonishing variety of genres, as he’s performed with or recorded for artists such as Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Olivia Newton-John, Melissa Manchester, Michael Damien, David Hasselhoff, Burt Bacharach, Kid Creole, Dianne Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, Gerry Mulligan, The Undisputed Truth, Freddie Stewart, K.T. Oslin, and many others. Marc’s also well known in the jazz world as the leader of Uncle Festive, with whom he released five CDs and played jazz clubs and festivals in the US, Europe, and Japan. He also played with the smooth-jazz groups "Kilauea" and "Pocket Change" and currently plays with The Fundamentals.
Ed McClary - drums, percussion
A top-call drummer whose extraordinary grooves provide uncanny support for Paige’s emotional journey in song, Ed McClary began performing at the age of ten and graduated in 1980 with a B.A. in Music. Classically trained, the next 30 plus years have been a musical journey through the worlds of big band, Latin, rock, pop, jazz, funk, blues, and R&B as Ed has toured the world and back again while performing and /or recording with artists such as Tony Bennett, Stu Hamm, Rita Moreno, Brenda Russell, Nick Milo, Frank Martin, Paul Chiten, Coco Lee, and the Bud E. Luv Show. Ed is a noted arranger and producer and has performed on numerous national radio and television commercials, movie soundtracks, trailers and performed at the 2006 Olympics Games.