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About

About the Band

Dream and the Dreamer has been voted Best Band in Nevada County five times since 2011! Between their a capella intros and their big-time Rock & Roll endings there is a plethora of musical notes to take in. The band may start out with their acoustic accoutrements but sooner or later they will give way to the electrifying guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion that the band uses to bring to life their original music and emulate the songs you know and love. Whether it's Pop, Funk, Blues or Rock & Roll, you'll be out of your seat before you know it, and if you haven't heard the song before, it's an original with lyrical depth and a Latin groove, Reggae beat or R&B feel so infectious you'll be singing along and dancing before it's over!

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"They're an amazing band with incredible harmonies!"
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Charlie Nickrenz

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Brian Waag

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Ray Laflin

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Larry Casserly
 

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Kit Bailey

DRUMS

AND VOCALS

Charlie played drums along the East Coast and in L. A. for 50 years. He is, apparently, old. He has been lucky to have performed with Jimmy Thackery, Susanna Hoffs, and Toy Caldwell. 

KEYBOARDS

AND VOCALS

As a kid, Brian was trained in classical piano. But he quickly decided that what he really wanted was to play Rock & Roll! As a member of various club bands in the 80's, he played the famous Troubadour in L.A. among other venues. He loves to get a crowd dancing!

FOUNDER, GUITAR

AND VOCALS

Ray, formerly a Professional Drummer from the San Francisco Bay Area, is foremost, a singer and a songwriter with over 200 titles to his name, many of which he performs as a solo artist and with the band weekly. He is a classically trained pianist, although mainly performs playing guitar and is most passionate about Latin rock, funk, R&B, reggae and the blues.

BASS

AND VOCALS

Larry began playing bass at the age of 14. His career has led to supporting tour, concerts and recording sessions across the US. Living in the S.F. Bay Area for 25 years afforded valuable exposure to multiple genres of music and has enriched his ability to quickly move in any musical direction which is paramount to the versatility of D&Ds repertoir. 

PERCUSSION

Kit began playing snare drum in a bagpipe band and school ensembles. Since 1988, he has percussed all over California for big bands, orchestras, ensembles, jazz combos, musical theater and Rock bands. He has studied a wide range of World Music styles to round out his playing (and teaching) of drums and percussion.

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