The 2015 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will include Chris Logsdon, the Eddie Pollina Band, Carroll Baker, Dueling Pianos and more entertainment to be announced.
Roger studied Classical Guitar with Dr. Nels Leonard at West Liberty State College and Ken Karsh of Duquesne University and was a former guitar teacher for Brad Paisley when Brad was just cutting his chops on guitar as a young boy. Roger served at the Wheeling, WV Jamboree USA and Jamboree In The Hills Musical Director from 1989 - 1998. He has performed with Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Steve Wariner and Brad Paisley. Roger is a very accomplished and musically diverse guitar player featuring country, rock, pop and classical. He is a seasoned entertainer with wit and solid vocals to accompany his stellar guitar performances.
Featuring Eddie Pollina and Suzie Goldstein
The Eddie Pollina Band is one of Columbus' premier party bands! Formed in 1969, their focus remains simple:it.s all about having a good time! The band performs a great mix of classics from yesterday (60s, 70s & 80s) along with contemporary hits of today.
Chris blends his own unique brand of audience participation tunes with all your acoustic rock favorites from the 70's & 80's right on through today. In the tradition of such live performance greats as Jimmy Buffett and Pat Dailey, Logsdon puts on a show that you have to experience to appreciate. Chris is guaranteed to leave you begging for more!
Carroll Baker’s interest in magic took a huge jump when at the age of six he won the grand prize in a local magic contest. The prize was lunch with Harry Balckstone Jr. That lunch and that meeting set the course for the hardest working magician in the Columbus, Ohio area where he has become the magical center piece as house magician for five Max & Erma’s in and around Columbus.
CHRISTOPHER LASH has worked around the country as a musical director, rehearsal pianist and entertainer. Musically directing: “Urinetown”, “A Funny Thing...Forum”, “The Musical of Musicals, The Musical”, “Fiddler on The Roof”, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, “The Fantasticks” and assisted and played for Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”. Christopher has also worked as a rehearsal pianist for many other productions. As a composer he has premiered his adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” here and has also premiere his newest work, “Putting On A Show”. He was the resident music director for The Reno Dance Company and the co-founder of Reno’s hilarious, yet short-lived, improv troupe, “Slow Children At Play”.
Christopher is currently performing nightly as a vocalist/pianist on The Las Vegas Strip and is also a Guest Faculty member at The University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Scott had a two year run playing in New York City at some of the most well known locations. The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, the Waldorff Astoria, and Windows on the World in the World Trade Center.. these were some of the regular performance venues for him.
Scott got into the dueling piano industry starting in Orlando, Florida playing at Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar. Along the way he has played clubs all over the country. Rochester, Boston, Little Rock, St. Louis, Omaha, Billings Montana, and even as far north as Calgary, Canada.
In 2003 Scott began performing in Dueling Piano clubs in Las Vegas, NV. Over the last ten years Scott has remained a staple of the Dueling Piano scene in Vegas, working 5 nights a week, playing at Harrahs Dueling Piano Bar, Napoleans at the Paris Casino, The Bar at Time Square at NYNY, and The Eastside Lounge at the Encore Casino just to name a few. Vegas is the entertainment capital of the US, and Scott bring that edge and energy wherever he performs.
FBA Music Group is a modern hip hop music group made famous by their lyrical creativity in the production of OSU themed songs. A much anticipated highlight of every OSU home football game is FBA Music Group turning up the crowd. Not only is FBA an integral part of everything Buckeye, they have been a featured act for the Pre & Post Race at Cap City Half Marathon, hosted GoodDay Columbus, Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, and countless events. It's no mistake that each member of the group is highly talented and personable. They met before graduating from colleges around Ohio, and have been a dynamically engaging group ever since, expanding into the niche of customized corporate jingles, school fight songs, and school events.
FBA performs over 100 shows a year for private and public events, weddings and corporate events, as well as festivals and fundraisers both large and small. FBA captivates audiences with their chorography, original songs, and crowd interaction. Loyal to their venues and crowds, FBA promotes your business venue through its social media and email database.
The Lovebenders are a diverse Central Ohio band that continues to gain popularity and notoriety since forming in 2010. While only a three-piece power trio, the inclusion of piano and keytar, and the ability for all members to diversify their sound and take on different instruments, gives The Lovebenders a sound bigger and more professional than many five-piece groups. In addition to their original recordings, The Lovebenders also perform a wide array of hits spanning many decades including Elton John, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Justin Timberlake, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and so much more!
Cody is a unique blend of country and southern rock vocals. Among his many influences include "The King", Elvis Presley. His performances cover country as well as classic rock tunes and he is especially gifted with the ballads where his pitch perfect vocals really shine.
Dave Clo was raised a Buckeye fan in St.Clairsville, OH and got his degree in Jazz/Studio guitar at the College/Conservatory of music in Cincinnati. He has toured the world with many Grammy and Dove winning performers like Toby Mac, Chris Rice, Mark Schultz... He now lives and records in Nashville, TN and plays solo acoustic performance all over the US. He has played on every Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and looks forward to it every year!
Steve has had the pleasure of performing on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for the last 5 years. Born and raised in Chickasaw, Ohio he still resides there today. His music carrier started when he was 14 years old and have been playing for the last 34 years and loving every minute of it. EZ Rider, Free Rider, and Bubba and Beck are all bands that he has performed with on the Buckeye Cruise. This year he will be doing his solo show on the ship and looking forward to it.