Lineup - Meet the Band!


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“Busiest band in Dallas!”
Ed Bernet, Ed Bernet Entertainment

DAVE TANNER / Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Tanner has spent 39 years as one of Dallas’ most sought after entertainers. In addition to leading the ProSession, he has acted (in the Oscar-winning The Trip To Bountiful, among others), worked in over 300 radio and TV commercials, played “Farmer Dooley” on Barney The Dinosaur, and been a researcher for Paul Harvey’s The Rest Of The Story. Dave is a native of Gainesville, Texas.

“LOVE that Gainesville Superstar!”
Ron Chapman, KLUV Radio

The musical talents and timeless beauty of Linda Wilcox have been featured in videos for Mary Kay, BeautiControl, EDS, and Dr. Pepper. General Motors Corporation has sent her across the country repeatedly as a spokesperson for Chevrolet. A former runner-up for Miss Texas, Linda was chosen to grace the cover of D Magazine as “The Dallas Woman.” Linda was born in San Antonio.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for an altogether superb performance.”
Judy Houghton, Dr. Pepper

JERRY MATHENY / Guitar, Vocals
As bandleader for LeAnn Rimes, Jerry’s been heard on over 10 million CD’s. He has worked in most of the 50 states and several foreign countries, and appeared on Today, The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The CMA Awards, and many others. He was also featured in the Oscar-winnner, Tender Mercies. A world-class guitarist, Jerry is the pride of Forest City, North Carolina.

“Your rapport, tastefulness, showmanship, and talent, guarantee a successful engagement.”
Mac Martin, Incredible Productions

DALE COOK / Drums, Vocals
Dale recorded and toured with Doc Severinsen and Peter Nero before returning to Texas (he’s from Bay City) to add percussion to projects for Warner Bros., NBC Sports, and others. A graduate of the famed North Texas Lab Band program and the Air Force Band, Dale has performed literally around the world.

“BEST dance band in the country!”
Judy Thee, Ray Bloch Productions

JEFF ROBBINS / Woodwinds, Arrangements
After earning a Master’s Degree in Performance, Jeff toured with Tower of Power and the Albert Collins Band. A dedicated Jazz enthusiast, Jeff also captures the subtle stylistic differences between Big Band, New Age, Blues, and Country. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Jeff’s career began at Disney World.

“Tanner’s music is rollicking, fun, and GREAT!”
John Criswell, KDFW-TV

STEVE HOWARD / Trumpet, Vocals
From Lake Dallas, TX, Steve was with Paul McCartney’s Wings for 5 years. He’s recorded and performed with Patti LaBelle, Edgar Winter, and Ray Charles. His “White Trash Horns” (named after the Winter group) have toured Europe extensively. And he recently backed Delbert McClinton on Austin City Limits.

“All of us at Rolls-Royce extend our thanks for an outstanding and remarkable job.”
Howard Mosher, President and CEO

CHRIS SEITER / Trombone, Vocals
Raised in Lubbock, Chris has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Cab Calloway, and many others. Chris spent several years in New York City, where he played in the pit orchestra for the hit Broadway show “Cats” and performed, toured and/or recorded with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Mintzer, Woody Herman, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. In addition to playing, Chris is an active arranger, teacher and clinician.

Kathy Kersey / Vocals
Kathy Kersey earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees after attending the famed Dallas Arts Magnet High School. She then worked as a studio session singer for jingle giant TM Communications, and as an in-house voice talent for Zimmersmith Productions. Her commercial credits include Pepsi, Kodak, Coors Light and Bassett Furniture. She also sang on radio ID packages at Alphasound Studio in Manchester, England.

Ricardo Bozas / Percussion
Percussionist Ricardo Bozas was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where the great diversity of influences shaped his virtuosic playing of a wide variety of world instruments. He later moved to Spain and Mallorca, broadening his encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles even more. Ricardo has a Music Education degree from the University of North Texas percussion program, where he participated in numerous performing ensembles, including the One O’Clock Lab Band and the World Champion PASIC Drumline.

In the year 2000, he performed in the “500 years of Carnaval” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, parading through the Sambodromo with “Boi da Ilha do Governador” escola de samba.

Here are some pictures of Dave Tanner’s ProSession for your viewing enjoyment. There are also MP3s from our demo CD available on the music page, as well as a sample song list.