Meet The Band
Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar
An international background is part of every performance with Ray’s history of USO tours. Ray’s wide range of guitar styles and outstanding solos ignite audiences at every gig. Ray’s vocal prowess allows him to perform diverse styles ranging from Nat King Cole to The Eagles. He also carries the vocal baton on such artists as Tower of Power, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Barry White, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and Santana. Additionally, Ray has been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Ana Mar was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Central Florida. She began her performing career singing in the church which she continued through high school and college. In her professional singing career, Ana has worked for some of the top entertainment companies in the world which include The Walt Disney World Company and Universal Studios Orlando. She has also performed as a bilingual live show host for Nickelodeon and was a media spokesperson for Barbie. Ana also has a passion for theater, and her credits include Rent, Les Miserables, and In the Heights. Ana Mar is ecstatic to join High Brow and the Shades so she can continue to share her passion for singing with audiences!
Lead Vocal, Drums and Percussion
Every evening the audience members are drawn to the dance floor by Jimmy’s solid rhythm and unique style — they can’t sit still! Jimmy handles the Emcee duties, entertaining audiences with his comedic flare throughout the evening. Jimmy will surely entertain you by singing such legends as The Doors, Roy Orbison, Kentucky Headhunters, Huey Lewis and the News, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Lead Vocal, Keyboard
Michael Julian played in bands before he was even old enough to drive. He received his degree in Music from Mount San Antonio College and studied private music with Professor Gary Toops in California and Dr. Charles Kemper in Minnesota. He has recorded at United Recording Studios and Sunwest Recording Studio in California and performed across the U.S. Michael taught piano for the last 14 years at Hovland Conservatory and has over 25 years of experience as a worship pianist, keyboardist, leader, drummer, vocalist.
BOOGIE MAN BOYD
Bass Guitar, Lead Vocal
“Boogie Man” Boyd is one of the twin cities premier bass players. He performed with USO tours for ten years and has played all over the world. His falsetto vocals are the icing on the cake for the harmonies used by High Brow and the Shades. Audiences truly love his infectious smile and on stage antics! We call him the “Boogie Man” because he is scary good on that bass guitar!