Wham, bam! Strawbury Jam
Modern Country with a little bit of R&R
Mike and Jenn met while playing in a classic rock band. Having played in many bands throughout the years, they both wanted to play country music and had very clear ideas of how they would like to run a band. Neither had the time to tackle the task on their own so Strawbury Jam was created as a partnership using the unique talents and skills of each to launch one of the best modern country bands in Indiana. After the long and arduous task of searching and more searching for the Dream Team, we hit the jackpot! The band consists of 4 mainstay, experienced and very talented performers: Mike Christen, drummer (and vocals), Blake Miller, guitarist, Vince, bass and Jenn Moe, lead vocalist (and percussion). We also have several part-time members we call on to help boost performances for larger venues and bigger events.
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BAND CO-OWNER AND DRUMMER
Mike knew he wanted to play professionally after drumming for his high school's production of Music Man! His parents knew they were in Trouble, which starts with a "T", and that rhymes with "D" and that stands for DRUMS! He began with Midlife Crisis - the band, not the real thing, and quickly realized that classic rock was his wheelhouse. Mike later moved on to play with some great bands that include Little Eddie and the Fossils, Paige 6, Six Figures, The Echo Station and Full Tilt.
BAND CO-OWNER, LEAD VOCALIST
Jenn's love of music sprouted from seeing Broadway shows. After graduating from Butler University with a BA in Marketing and an emphasis in vocal performance, The Five Easy Pieces were the first to hire Jenn as a lead vocalist performing genres ranging from jazz to disco. Professionally, Jenn has since sung for a variety of bands covering many genres - The Cool Chiles (Latin/TexMex Orchestral band), Airstream Betty (Country), The Tides (Variety), Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars (Island Rock), Cruise Control (Yacht Rock) and Full Tilt (Classic Rock).
Blake has been touring and recording for the better part of 16 years and continues working locally as a full-time musician. He is so country, that he'd only play Johnny Cash if the rest of the band would cooperate (which we won't!). With a blazing guitar style and a decent sense of humor, Blake looks forward to being the Strawbury to this Jam.
As a founding member of the Indianapolis band, Under Fire, Vince started playing professionally in 1985 at the age of 18. Over the years he has played with many well known and beloved Indianapolis bands. The list includes The Buzz, Max Fabulous, 5 AM, The Boss Tone Twanglers, Coyote Ugly, The Danny Issacs Band, The Bishops, The Jai Baker Band, Blonde Sonja, Killing Karma and Turtlefish. He also played bass for the 3 piece band, Todd Hart and Thang, during a period in the early 90's while living in Florida.