Mickey "Sticks" Chatigny Here we have one Mickey "Sticks" Chatigny (pronounced "chat-nee"), our keeper of the beat, the man who speaks in cymbalism (ok, you get it. He's our drummer). Mickey and Clyde go way back, but Micky still agreed to join the Band. Anyway, we're fortunate enough to have him; besides a great feel for what it means to be a real jazz drummer, he's also a proficient singer of harmonic melody. Yeah, the kid's got a set o' pipes. Sure, he's got some hobbies too....eating, riding motorbikes, assembling balsa wood airplanes....still hasn't figured out a way to ride one of those, tho'.
Jason "Man of Steel" Lumbruno When it comes time to put the metal to the pedal our Man of Steel, Jason, won't string you along...then again, he actually might...Ya see, Mr. Lumbruno is our resident lap & pedal steel player. Mild mannered 1's & 0's guy by day, Jason's binary existence takes on a whole 'nother dimension when he steps behind—or under, as the case may be—his instrument of choice. And when slide meets strings the haunting melody lines that result, I dare say, are lovely enough to drown out the Sirens of Sirenum Scopuli (tho' Orpheus deserves at least some of the credit). When he's not outperforming Sirens or "playing the numbers," the Man of Steel enjoys spending time with his family and has been known to scale a mountain every now and again.
John "Dog House" Doherty John didn't earn the nickname "Dog House," because he's been bad. No, no...he earned that monicker because he is one baaaaaaaaad hombre. If you know what I mean. And if you don't, well, once you've heard this fella bend notes into submission by way of his dog house, aka, the double bass/upright bass/bass fiddle, or whatever you'd like to call it....then you'll know exactly what I mean. John is what you'd call a low frequency artiste. He's a true-blue jazz lover and has fueled that love by lending his talents to a number of big bands over the years. He swings hard, as they say, and provides backbone to our rhythms along with the rest of our top notch rhythm section. When not thumpin' the "dog house," John can be found sampling his own sweet potato hash (hmmm...song title? I think maybe) or making sure that everyone within a 3 block radius of his home has eaten. Suffice it to say, rehearsals at John's place keep us coming back for more!
Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Currently, we are accepting bookings for music festivals, vintage fairs, private parties and corporate events as well as upscale music venues. We are based in the Northeastern United States serving Cities such as Portland, ME; Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; New York City, NY as well as CT, VT and RI. Please visit our Booking Page to learn more and inquire as to our availability.