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BIOGRAPHY

Amy Manette band features Amy Manette (pronounced "Ma-nay") on lead vocals, Brad Holmberg on electric and acoustic guitar, Andrew McNamara on piano. Ethan Pinto on six-string electric bass and upright acoustic bass, and Marvin Topp on drums and vocals.

AMY MANETTE BAND 
 Amy Kuch, Brad Holmberg, Andrew McNamara,
   Ethan Pinto, Marvin Topp

Amy Manette has an amazing dynamic range unmatched by most singers. She has a powerful, soulful voice but can also sing with great tenderness. Her previous acting experiences have helped to develop her powerful singing voice.  Amy has performed in the MN Fringe Festival, MN Shorts Play Festival, Merely Players Community Theatre, Merely Murder Mysteries, sings on Worship Teams, and has done commercial and television modeling in Minneapolis.  She is employed as the National Sales Director at All American Foods.

Brad Holmberg DDS is a retired dentist from Eagle Lake Family Dentistry. He has played guitar since his youth including rhythm jazz guitar for the Southern Minnesota Real Big band. He was in that band for 13 years.  Brad has been playing for the worship band at Crossview Covenant church for 20 years. He has also played in various musicals. He enjoys playing guitar, outdoor activities, and traveling to visit his adult children and grandchildren.

Dr. Andrew McNamara is an orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in the upper extremity and currently practices at the Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic in Mankato. He has played piano since a young age and received a music scholarship for piano performance at Luther College. He toured the Caribbean with the Luther College Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Juan Tony Guzman and also studied jazz performance with Tom Bourcier. He occasionally plays piano and organ at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Mankato.

Ethan Pinto is a musician originally based out of Kansas City, MO while completing a BA in Jazz Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ethan has played piano from an early age, but notably is now known for his work as an upright/electric bassist. While attending college, Ethan has performed under jazz legend Bobby Watson, also a founding member of a local group Dreamachine, as well a member of a local KC band the Crossroad Sound. Now in Mankato, Ethan currently sells and repairs instruments at Rhapsody Music locally as well as building a career in audio recording, mixing, and mastering. Ethan serves as music director for Amy Manette Band.

Marvin Topp is Amy's drummer and band manager. Marv has been playing drums since 5th-grade, elementary band. He has worked with The Moonlighters Dance Band, The Echoes Big Band, The Cedar Paddle Folk Band, The Jim Lawrence Orchestra, Sonny Bryant, Ed (Doc Merlot) Thorpe, The Platters Tribute Band, The Schell's Hobo Band, and The Mary Guentzel Jazz Quintet. Marv utilizes mostly jazz, big band, funk, and Latin rhythms. His philosophy as a drummer is to never overpower, what he describes, the melody makers in a band, but rather to tastefully provide a good rhythm that will enhance their sound. Marvin serves as business and equipment manager for Amy Manette Band.

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