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Andy Budd: Studio Musicians

Musicians - March 17, 2008

Norman Bergen – Producer / Arranger / Keyboards - originally from Brooklyn, New York, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and a Master’s in Education from the Manhattan School of Music. Norman’s work has been responsible for millions of record sales with artists as diverse as Tom Jones, Gloria Gaynor, and Snoop Dogg, and the classic “Knock Three Times”. Norman has conducted orchestras for Debbie Reynolds, Robert Guillaume, and Tony Orlando. He is the longest-running musical director on Broadway with more than 3,000 performances of “Oh! Calcutta!” and has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas to London.

Robert "Bogie" Bohinc – Lead Guitar / Banjo - Bogie grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently reside in Branson, Mo. Where he is working for the Andy Williams / Ann Margret show. His extensive professional experience includes: Touring internationally with Andy Williams and working with Various Artists at the Andy Williams Theater. In addition, Bogie has toured with: Ann Margaret, Charo, Glen Campbell, Tony Orlando & Dawn , Folies Bergere, Mitzi Gaynor, Robert Goulet, Marvin Hamlisch, Joey Heatherton, Frankie Laine, Juliet Prowse, The Smothers Brothers, Bobby Vinton, Pia Zadora, Pam Tillis, Roger Williams & Jose Feliciano

Bruce Hoffman – Pedal Steel / Fiddle / Mandolin / Octave Violin / Dobro – Bruce is an internationally acclaimed fiddler and studio musician. He is currently performing with Pam Tillis at the Lawrence Welk Theatre, and The Buck Trent Morning Show. Bruce has 4 CD's out be sure to check out his website http://fiddlerusa.com
Tom Tucker – Bass Guitar / Sax – In addition to being an accomplished musician, Tom is the President of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and a good friend. Tom plays professionally with numerous groups in Northern Virginia when he isn’t tied down by his day job. Tom is a partner with Edward Jones Investments.

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Wayne Massengale – Fiddle (Saints & Scoundrels CD) – a native of Arkansas , Wayne performed with Roy Clark from 1989 to 1994. He is Branson's 5 time award winning Fiddler of the Year. He has also played with Glen Campbell and is currently doing six shows a day with Branson's Hottest Artist Clay Cooper.

Marty Wilhite - Bass Guitar –In addition, to being Tony Orlando’s longtime bass player, Marty has worked with Loretta Lynn, Bobby Vinton, The Osmonds and The Platters. Marty currently performs with The Stepping Out Orchestra on the Showboat Branson Belle.

Rosa Avila – Drums (Saints and Scoundrels CD) - Rosa studied at The Music Conservatory Of the University of Veracruz, The School of Superior Studies of Mexico City, and the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. Rosa currently performs over 300 shows a year with Andy Willams. She has also performed with artists such as Ann-Margret, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell and Debby Boone.

Gail Lapota Lennon - Gail currently stars with her husband Bill Lennon in the Branson show The Lennon Brothers featuring Gail Lennon. Gail Lopata Lennon is internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter. Her film recording credits include, “Stand By Your Man” in the Movie, “My Cousin Vinny” She also recorded “When My Heart Finds Christmas” w/ Harry Connick Jr., She has also performed live with many of Branson’s Stars.
Paula Whilhite –Vocals - Paula did the vocals on “EverythingI Really Need I Already Have” - Paula has worked with The Osmonds, Troy Roi, and The Presleys Show in Branson and has numerous studio credits.

Tim Critchley – Harmonica - Tim is a well known Branson performer, Studio Musician and recording professional.

Greg Hoffman – Horns – Greg is a well know Branson session player. He currently runs a non-profit organization that brings talented young musicians from all over the US to learn from and perform with Branson's biggest stars.

Mark Owen – Recording Engineer, Citywalk Studios - With well over 20 years of experience performing, composing and arranging, Mark brings an artist’s perspective to his role as engineer. Years on the road lead him to the Berklee College Of Music in Boston where he graduated Cum Laude in 1990. Mark teaches MIDI and Digital Audio at the Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in Orlando Florida. His professional experience includes Musical Director for the Legends In Concert Show in Branson, Mo. Mark’s client list at Citywalk Studios includes Miramax Films, Compaq Computers, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Jim Stafford, The Osmond Brothers, The Lennon Sisters and a host of Other Branson artists.

John Budd – Assistant Associate Executive Producer / Photogragher /Brother and Critic

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