Half Pack Live!!! is a "Vegas-style" show band that’s bouncy, fun, well-delivered entertainment reminiscent of the old Vegas Strip when Frank and Dino were Kings. Mark Haynie and Troy Kline are veteran singers and entertainers that bring a big FUN FACTOR to every performance. Energetic and engaging with a little humor and a lot of swagger, this dynamic pair delivers the old standards with a fresh vitality that is rare in musical performances.
Half-Pack LIVE!!! has performed over 70 gigs in the past year alone and are a polished, charismatic, professional entertainment package that is not only flexible and talented, but pride themselves on being “a dream to work with.” You have enough concerns in putting together an event – worrying about what the band will be like shouldn’t be one of them. “The Pack” will cover all details of the gig in advance and arrive early with a clear understanding of your desires and requests. A 7:00 downbeat is a 7:00 downbeat. And if you need to modify things throughout the event, “The Pack” will go with your flow. Once you’ve had a taste of this fantastic group, after a few weeks or a few months, you’ll experience the all-too-common “Pack Attack” that sends you out to see them or book them again.
We (Mark & Troy) play with a variety of structures: Our rhythm section, The Medicated Trio, is a standard cocktail kit of piano, bass and drums. They make up the backbone of our sound with a bigger, splashier sound than you thought possible from just three players. From there we can accessorize with horns – one, three, six, nine… We can accommodate any size or style of event.
Our Musician Roster -
Pianists: Steve “Long Grain” Rice; Tom Maeda, Mack Grout, Craig Hoyer.
Bassists: Rachael Contorer; Chuck Kistler, Chris Clark, Osama Afifi.
Drummers: Devan “God-Devan” Stovall, Jack Toker, Brad Stoll, Greg Williamson.
Trumpets: Kevin Seeley, Peter Green, Tom Marriott.
Trombone: Nathan Vetter, Dave Marriott.
Sax and Woodwinds: Travis Ranney, Alexey Nikolaev, Mike West, Matso Limtiaco.
Our book is HUGE. Our sweet spot is with the pop-jazz standards made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Etta James, Nat King Cole and others. If you want some Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton, Dorsey, Count Basie... fine, we can do that too. R&B, pop, mambo, rumba, straight jazz, Miles Davis, Coltrane... Our band has a music roster in the hundreds of numbers.
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Romantics at heart, we excel at weddings. With the variety of styles of music we perform and with our flexibility in delivering what the wedding couple wants, we are an easy choice to make. We don’t “steal the show,” rather, we know it is the new couple that are the real stars and we do everything possible to make this day as memorable as it should be.
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CORPORATE AND PRIVATE EVENTS
We know that our client’s reputation comes into play when choosing the right entertainment for their event. Not just the music and performance, but the conduct and professionalism of the band on and off the stage. We respect your position and we strive to elevate the ambience of your event with our punctuality, our professionalism and of course, our performance.
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HALF PACK LIVE CLIENTS INCLUDE
Microsoft, New York Life, Interface Engineering, AHBL - Inc, Windermere Real Estate Senoj Estates Winery, The Moyer Foundation, Kirkland Business Association, City of Issaquah, Pacific NW Ballet, KIRO 97.3 FM, King’s West School, Highline Medical Center, Skagit Hospice Foundation, Thunderdog Media, Washington Oakes, Breard Financial, Junior League of Portland, Coast Real Estate, China 8.