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Cheater B’s from Dorr to play here Saturday evening

The Cheater B’s Band, a Weviewattachmentst Michigan quartet, will be the special musical guest at the next folk gathering at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Vibrant Grains Restaurant in downtown Wayland.

The Cheater B’s, plays an energetic brand of acoustic Americana with influences ranging from bluegrass standards to ’60s pop. Home based in Dorr, the band has been honing their sound at open mic nights throughout the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

The Cheater B’s are anchored by the husband/wife team of Meg and Tom Vandenbosch. Meg sings, plays guitar, percussion and struts the boots. Tom plays the standup bass and acoustic/electric bass, as well as engaging in technical mischief.

Multi-instrumentalist Kevin Krum is a veteran of the Muskegon underground scene, which included a stint playing bass for the thrashcore offenders J2K2. Kevin sings, plays guitar, harmonica, banjo, penny whistle and brings an edge to the group.

Dave Simmonds is the former president of the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, as well as being a founding member of the popular Easy Idle Band. He is very active in the local bluegrass music scene. Dave plays mandolin, guitar, sings and provides fatherly direction.

The Cheater B’s are able to share their lively music at parties, festivals, coffee houses, restaurants, bars, retirement homes, bowling alleys, or fire pits… pretty much anywhere.

For booking information, please contact:  West Shore-Kevin at or (231) 578-9664 All Other-Dave at or (616) 897-6220

After the special mini-concert from 6 to 6:45, there will be an open mic for all those wanting to share music on stage until 8 p.m., when there will be an hour long jam session until 9 p.m.

PHOTO: The Cheater B’s


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