The Band

IMG_0002

Doug Buell – Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar

Doug thanks his Grandma for giving his family her old 1930s Wurlitzer spinet upright piano. As a teen, he taught himself to play piano songs from Chicago, Elton John and ELO at his home in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. As a teen-ager, he co-founded his first garage band, Renegade, with his friends Scott Wade (Foil), Steve Wiederhold (Tad). In 1979, he met Lead Singer/Guitarist Martin Smith, and they created a band that eventually became Archer. From 1979 to 1984, they were a booked solid staple band on the Pacific Northwest cover scene. When he was hit by a recurring childhood illness that forced surgery, he left the band and went off to college – WWU for a bachelor’s degree. He never stopped playing or recording, though. He picked up guitar playing along the way, and has built a backlog of originals. In the early 2000s, he played clubs, events and parties with 2nd Nature, mixing old rock-blues and dance hits with modern alternative-funk. While Aardvarks Utd. reunites him with Wade and satisfies his itch to perform and entertain, he has also reunited with his bandmates from the fabled Archer. The band’s debut CD, “There Goes Paradise,” is to be released in 2019, available for purchase and download on CDBaby and iTunes. He and his wife, Leslie, have two grown daughters and a granddaughter.

Scott Wade – Guitars, Vocals

Scott has been playing music for 40 years. He started out play guitar for fun, just messing around, and too a few lessons as a kid. Scott and Doug, joined by Tad drummer Steve Weid, formed a band when they were teens, called Renegade. Their sound at the time verged into punk, with a Jimi Hendrix feel influenced by Scott’s love for his playing style. Scott has played in such bands as Dark Matter Noise, Foil, Resonator and Sledge. For a living, he’s involved in computers and investing. Beyond Hendrix, Scott was influenced by Rush and 80’s alt-punk; Joy Division as an example.

Steve Powell – Vocals, Drums

Steve has been a drummer since the fourth grade. He started by playing along to records of the day, 45’s and albums. After playing through high school, he took a break during college and in his 20s raising a family. But he’s been playing in classic rock bands in Port Angeles, Olympia and now Everett regularly for almost 30 years. He loves most types of music and still plays and enjoys most sports. He’s the editor of a local newspaper. He and his wife, Debbie, have five children and eight grandchildren between them. They live in Marysville.

Chris Gillen – Bass