Heather Rayburn- Lead Vocals. According to her Mama, this 6 ft in heels, sassy Texas beauty could sing before she could talk! This doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who has heard her powerful performances. Raised in the south, her love of Country, Southern Rock and Gospel influenced her style. Heather’s powerful, rich, soulful sound, a three octave range, high energy stage presence and a down home sweetness have made her one of the most sought after vocalists in the Northwest. Heather has performed with legends such as Minnie Pearl and Little Bill Englehardt, opened for national acts such as Diamond Rio and Mark Chestnut, and has played with countless local artists in a variety of genres. She has won many high profile voice competitions such as Evergreen Idol where she took first out of over 10,000 contestants to play to an arena of over 3,000 fans. That same year she won out over thousands in the Northwest regions of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and went to the finals as a contestant on USA Network’s “Nashville Star”. Recently, Heather’s singing and songwriting won her a trip to New York City to meet with one of her idols, 5 time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride, at Radio City Music Hall. Heather has been honored for her singing and songwriting with many other awards, but one of her most coveted was when her original song “Angel” was chosen as the theme song for Relay for Life Cancer Walks all across Washington State in 2006, a fight near and dear to her heart. Her songwriting and powerful vocals are a force to be reckoned with on her acapella album “Hard Places” and will take you thru the gamut of emotions from love to hate, laughter to tears and back again. Heather’s stage presence and sincerity has created a connection with her audience that has led to an established and beloved following. Her true love of music is evident with every note she sings and despite her many accomplishments, the opportunity to share that love with others thru song is what she considers her greatest gift. “I am so excited to get to sing the music I was raised on with such an amazing collection of musicians that just happen to be awesome people and wonderful friends! I can’t wait to start my love affair with all the tried and true fans of $5 Fine! Hang on ya’ll…..it’s gonna be one helluva ride!”
Tony Hauenstein- Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals. At the age of two that Anthony (Tony) began to show an appreciation for music. His little white plastic guitar was carried around the room during the family's many jam sessions. It was his Grandmother who noticed that by the age of four the songs they had played together were actually recognizable as he sat alone on the organ bench playing the single note melodies by ear, one finger at a time. He was immediately enrolled in private lessons studying classical piano theory and technique. At his early recitals, he would sit down and play Mozart, Hayden and Chopin, with his feet resting comfortably below on a wooden box built by his father. With the ability to play a variety of different instruments, Tony's exposure to the music scene provides for a well-rounded background. Some of his experiences include performing classical piano recitals and auditions at several colleges including PLU, UPS and Eastern Washington University. In addition, he has played trumpet in several competition concert bands and bass guitar for jazz bands to the sounds of Duke Ellington. His other endeavors have lead him to strumming banjo with Dixieland bands around the state, to playing guitar, keyboards and drums with various different rock-n-roll bands through out his high school and college years. Tony's talents as a bass guitar and keyboard player have allowed him various opportunities traveling all over the state playing fairs and festivals. These opportunities have included opening for such national acts as Merle Haggard, The Charlie Daniel's Band, Asleep At The Wheel, Big House, Jo Dee Messina, Black Hawk, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jr. Brown, Eric Heatherly, The Tractors, Gary Allen, Hal Ketchum, Lila McCan, Pat Green and Emerson Drive. In addition to the commitment of his music, Tony is an Investment / Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. He spends the majority of his time with his daughters Sarah and Emily. Aside from his busy schedule, you will find Tony outdoors. He enjoys fishing, golf, spontaneous road trips and keeping up on entirely too much yard work.
Jack Dolan- Bass, Vocals. Jack started playing bass at an early age and was a full time road musician at age 18. His musical travels have taken him to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, California, Canada and Alaska. During his career he's played for Congressman, a Governors inauguration and numerous concerts for radio stations KBSG and KTAC with Rock and Roll hall of fame member Gene Clark (The Byrds) and blues guitar great Elvin Bishop. Jack owns and operates Tacoma Based, "Sluggo Music." Over the past 30 years he has managed to create an icon in the greater Tacoma area. Sluggo Music is known throughout the musical community as a true working musicians music store. On many occasions while visiting the store, you can look behind you in line at the cash register to find a major label recording artist stopping in for some last minute purchases prior to taking the stage. Jack was quick to accept the offer to join $5 Fine where he was afforded the opportunity to be an essential foundational member of a hard driving rhythm section. He possesses an innate ability to quickly lock into the pocket and has mastered maintaining the all too important "Groove." When not playing music he tries to catch as many baseball, football, and basketball games as he can either in person or on TV.
Randy Wheeler- Guitar, Vocals. Randy was born in Tucson Arizona in 1957. His early musical influences were Creedence, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Outlaws. He began playing guitar in 1968 when he was in the sixth grade, and had his first band by the time he was in junior high school in 1972. He started playing southern rock professionally in 1977. Randy made the switch to country music around 1980 and has played with various regional country bands since then at fairs, festivals and nightclubs throughout the area. He has opened for the likes of Jo Dee Messina, Blackhawk, Trick Pony, Mark Chessnut, Charlie Daniels and Merle Haggard to name just few. Randy likes to play Fender electric guitars, and Taylor acoustic guitars with Marshall amps. He is also an avid baseball fan and never misses spring training or the opportunity to have a hot dog with... "Entirely too much mustard on it."
Rick Heinzman- Drums, Vocals. Born 1960 in Ashland, Oregon Rick started his music career over 30 years ago. Inspired by seeing a marching band at a parade that his parents took him too, Rickie's instrument of choice instantly became the drums. Growing up, Rickie's appreciation for music has provided him the opportunity to perform in many situations from Choirs to classical, jazz, rock, country, and of course the blues. Rick has performed with a multitude of northwest talent spanning the past 25 years and is an accomplished musician with the ability to perform on many other instruments including the guitar, keyboards and of course his distinguishing vocals, (which tend to be showcased at many of $5 FINE's shows.) Rickie owns and operates his own independent record label BAM BAM RECORDS and performs much of his original material with his band "The Radio Kings". Rick's life long dream is to become a great engineer and producer, and above all, to share his love of music!! So next time you're out to see $5 FINE be sure to say "Hey, RICKIE RAY!"
JULY20th Auburn Wine Festival- 7:00pm-9:00pm Auburn, Wa 26th-27th Floatation Device- 9:000pm-1:00am Purdy, Wa
12th-13th Wild Horse Casino- 9pm-1am Pendelton, Or
AUGUST16th-17th Little Red Hen- 9pm-1:30am Seattle, Wa
10th Private Party- 8:30pm-12:30am Spokane, Wa
SEPTEMBER7th Skagit Valley Casino- 9:00pm-1:00am, Wa
7th Monroe Music Festival Opening for Blues Traveler- 6:00pm-7:00am Monroe, Wa
4th-5th Little Red Hen- 9pm-1:30am Seattle, Wa
NOVEMBER29th-30th Halftime Saloon- 9:00pm-1:00am Gig Harbor, Wa
9th-10th Little Red Hen- 9:00pm-1:30am Seattle, Wa
DECEMBER20th-21st Halftime Saloon- 9:00pm-1:00am Gig Harbor, Wa
7th- TBA- 9:00pm-1:00am Pendelton, Or
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