Ellen Therese has been involved in music since she could talk and forcing people to watch her perform since she could walk! Always excited for the next opportunity and cannot wait to see where this journey takes her! At 25 she’s now had 17 years of real experience and will always continue learning!! She looks forward to whatever the future holds and thanks her God, her boyfriend, and all who support her.
Student of music from age 5 taking organ and trumpet lessons in school, then in high school studied tuba, trumpet and piano. In college, studied music theory, experimental song-writing and classical pipe organ at the University of Wisconsin. Bruce has made music his life-long passion. Bruce has evolved his live band repertoire from classic rock, to singing Sinatra in a 25-piece orchestra and now to dance, hip hop, country and pop music. His bands have included Scarlet Rain, Shadow, Playing in Traffic, the Brew City Big Band and now front-man for This Side Up.
Andy started playing drums in middle school and continued on through college as part of the marching band. After school, he got involved with a local original band, Deflection. Wanting something a little heavier, he joined an original band called My Alibi, a female led rock band similar to Evanescence. My Alibi later morphed into another original band called Ember Burning. With the breakup of Ember Burning, Andy got together with former frontman Jason and they decided to put together a unique project that would become This Side Up.
Over a 30+ year career as a performer, Marshall has worked as a guitarist, singer, music director, and stage performer with a wide variety of local bands and theater groups. Past groups include Kelli and the Soul Mates, Groove Therapy, Mirrors, Pop Rocks, and many more. With a background that mixes formal training and self-taught approaches, Marshall brings an unmistakable energetic flair to the band’s sound.
Chris started playing guitar in Jr High and with the help of many great teachers made the bar scene shortly thereafter with bands in the Green Bay area. Chris’ main influences are Blues & Classic Rock. Music serves as a sanctuary for Chris, most of the time he can be found in his elaborate studio learning a new song, preparing for a show or improvising over blues tracks.
Brad’s background in music started in middle school playing the trumpet. Throughout middle & high school he played in various ensembles and enjoyed jazz band. Throughout the years after he played in various community groups and big bands. Brad picked up the bass about 16 years ago when some friends needed a bass player for their basement band project and hasn’t looked back. He has played in several bands in NE Wisconsin. Brad’s Influences range from alternative, jazz, funk, classic rock, rock & grunge.