Michelle Walker – Vocals
Michelle Walker – Vocals
Michelle has spent most of her life between Wisconsin and Minnesota. She and her husband have lived in this area for several years but officially became residents of La Crosse 5 years ago. They both have been acting and performing here ever since.
She has done everything from singing in coffee shops to improvisational acting to full scale musicals. She is a cast member of the sketch comedy group LIVE! From La Crosse and has a pretty active theatre life. She is really excited to now add “lead vocalist” in a fun and dedicated rock band to the list of things she gets to do. Michelle has an eclectic vocal style. She loves to sing a wide variety of genres such as: punk, rock, country, blues, pop, jazz, folk, reggae and classical But don’t ask her to rap….it’s embarrassing.
Wade Swenson – Guitar / Vocals
Wade is a native of Wisconsin. His first experience with music was learning to play the saxophone in 5th grade. He continued to play saxophone into college. When he was a junior in high school, Wade got the urge to learn how to play guitar. By borrowing the school’s classical and a friend’s electric, Wade succeeded in teaching himself how to play. He has played in a number of local original and cover bands, many with a variety of styles. Although Wade loves all kinds of music, hard rock is his first love when it comes to guitar. 90’s rock shaped his personal style of playing, and definitely influences his parts in Dude Fresh. When he’s not spending time with music, Wade is a huge movie buff and loves camping, as well as watching football and hockey. Ultimately, any thought-provoking conversation is his favorite pasttime, but those discussions can be few and far between…
Saul Banashak – Drums / Vocals
Saul began the drumming journey at the age of 8. Since the journey began, he followed the typical route of band through his school age years. It wasn’t until Saul moved back to the Coulee Region from Arizona that he realized his goal of getting in a gigging rock band. Since then, Saul has played drums for bands such as Tinman, Johnny on the Spot, Simon Sezz and Sellout. After enjoying a rewarding hiatus, he decided to go in a new direction musically with like minded individuals. Saul is looking forward to the future that he will have in DUDE FRESH!
Bryan Butler – Bass / Vocals
Bryan is a native of the deep south in Alabama and currently resides in the La Crosse, WI, area. As a child Butler knew he was different than the other boys. His first album was George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, and everyone else was still pretty hung up about the whole Milli Vanilli and New Kids On The Block thing. His love of groove music flourished into a devotion to being the man on the bottom, whether he tooted on his tuba, plugged in a bass guitar, he always likes to keep it funky. Bryan has a Music Degree from University of Wisconsin Lacrosse and is a alumni of Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps
Seth Bohan – Guitars / Vocals
Seth is into high end guitar gear and high end brews. Seth has played guitar for bands such as Deadset and Road To Abilene. Seth joined Dude Fresh in the spring of 2016