Band Member Bios

 

 

 

Rusty Bunton:
A successful sales rep for networking and high-speed connectivity, Rusty has been involved in many types of music for over thirty years. Bass and trumpet are the two primary instruments of which he plays for the group. Being the business manager of the group, Rusty finds this "part-time" job extremely challenging yet rewarding.

 

Chase Bunton:
The youngest member of the group, Chase is currently attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. seeking a career in the commercial music industry. Being a musician for only eight years, Chase has acquired an ear like none other. He is an accomplished trumpet player winning numerous awards and scholarships toward his career as well as being an outstanding guitar, banjo and bass player.

 

Dale Spencer :
Being a renowned cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon during the day hasn't slowed this doctor down. Dale has been involved with numerous beach bands beginning from his days at UNC until now. He uses his multiple talents on sax, guitar, vocals and rhythm to help add that special touch to each song. In addition to The Extraordinaires, Dale is also involved with a performing brass ensemble.

 

Mark Bridges:
Lead Guitarist for the group, Mark is an accomplished and very proficient musician. His talents never cease to amaze the audience. An original member of the group, Mark has been playing semi-professionally since 1979 in several local bands and praise and worship teams. In these groups, he has played nearly every style of music, from heavy metal to country to bluegrass to southern rock to contemporary Christian.

 

Alan Knight:
Originally from Fayetteville NC, Alan has played drums on the road with some of the biggest names in the music industry touring from NY to Miami. By owning his own recording studio, Alan adds his engineering and technical expertise to each performance. Tool and Die manufacturer during the day and a great beach R&B drummer at night. We are extremely fortunate to have Alan at the helm.

 

Greg Conrad: Greg has added an immense amount of talent to The Extraordinaires. Greg owns a successful managerial recruiting firm in Bethlehem, NC. He is our Keyboardist and also does some of our Lead / Backup Vocals. Greg, being professionally trained , started playing professionally in 1972, and toured full time thru 1997, playing with several groups, such as National Recording artist "The Inkspots" and "Harry Deal & The Galaxies". In 1982 he wrote the song "Summertime Means Beach" which was nominated for the Beach music song of the year, and his latest work is our first original, Shad Could Really Boogie which we hope will follow in the footsteps of Summertime Means Beach.

Wayne Kates:

Wayne comes to The Extraordinaires with a vast musical background. From playing in various orchestras to Broadway Musicals to jazz and brass ensembles, Wayne has what it takes to make the horn section one harmonizing unit. Being a part-time assistant band director has helped add patience to his list of qualities. Not only is Wayne a great trumpet player, he also adds his talents in the rhythm section when needed as well as being an excellent choreographer.