The 2014 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will include the OSU Alumni Band, OSU Alumni Cheerleaders, Chris Logsdon, the Eddie Pollina Band, Carroll Baker, Josh Sneed and more entertainment to be announced.
The Swon Brothers were recently finalists on NBC's "The Voice" on team Blake. Prior to their "Voice" experience however, The Swon Brothers spent years performing and recording music on their own label, which has been well-received among their ever-growing fan base. Songs like the irresistibly catchy "Oklahoma Lovin'" and the bluesy, soulful "This Close To Gone" not only show off their diverse vocal strengths, but also their ability to write gripping lyrics that resonate with audiences from young to old. Their strong brotherly bond is undeniable in their everyday life as well as their performances, as they good-naturedly rib and tease each other onstage and trade off on tunes. Their sheer talent shines through as they launch into their tight-knit, seamless harmonies. It's evident when you watch them perform that music is not only in their blood, it's in their hearts as well.
They recently signed a recording contract with Arista Nashville, and they have already released digitally, "Later On," the first track from their major label album debut due out in 2014.
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!
Josh Sneed is quickly making his mark as one of the top young comics in the business, and for the purpose of this bio, has become skilled in the art of writing in the third person. After quitting a comfy day job working for Procter & Gamble, he’s made excellent strides in following his passion for making people laugh. He’s opened for such acts as Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, and Lewis Black.
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.
From 1982 to 1994, EZ Rider was one of the premier rock and roll bands in the west central, Ohio. With an obsessive following, the band earned a solid reputation as a hard rocking trio that never failed to serve up a good time. And now, twenty years later, they are back with the original lineup of Steve Rosenbeck on guitar, Rick Heyne on drums and Matt Ranly on the bass guitar. With their signature three-part harmonies and driving beat, EZ Rider will serve up favorites from the old song book along with some modern classics to please listeners from 18 to 60.
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.