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Kelsey Rae

Kelsey Rae

With electrifying energy and a golden voice, Kelsey has been wowing audiences all her life.

This beautiful “triple threat” hails from Seattle where she first stepped on the stage at the tender age of five – as the spunky orphan Molly in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical Annie.  It wasn’t a “Hard-Knock Life” for Kelsey, rather a Hard-Work one as she went on to star in over 30 stage productions. Madison Avenue also came calling and she’s appeared in over a dozen major television commercials.

Kelsey says, “Being a part of this show has changed my life and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help make a difference”. What a champ!

Bet you didn’t know that Kelsey;

…was honored to sing the National Anthem at a Seattle Seahawks game – a rare feat for an 11- year old.
…turned down the Mickey Mouse Club (the same year as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake) to pursue a role on Broadway in Gypsy.
… is the choreography director for Vocal Trash.
… has achieved inner peace through bikram yoga.
…She is the creator of Vocal Trash’s THINK Program.
…She is a published author of the children’s book THINK… Before you throw it away! (5 starts on Amazon)

Steve Linder

Steve was born in West Texas, kid brother to three fantastic sisters. He remembers there was always music playing in the house – from Jazz to pop. Steve’s Dad played drums in the 40’s and 50’s and this most certainly influenced this budding musician. He pursued drums and percussion throughout school, both in organized and informal groups.   His mastery on the drums soon led to keyboards, trumpet, bass, and harmonica. As for his vocal talents, Steve downplays his abilities and considers himself a musician first. No matter, his many fans agree – Steve is a stand out front man and vocalist, not to mention his comedic skills.

But it is his heart that is perhaps his greatest asset. He says, “I have enjoyed a lifetime of love, laughter, and music. We’re all here to grow, share, and care. Without purpose, what is the point? I am grateful to have a Purpose.”

Bet you didn’t know that Steve;

… studied percussion performance at Hardin Simmons University.
… is the creator of Vocal Trash.
… produces and arranges all the musical numbers for VT.
… is also an accomplished photographer and takes all of  VT’s promotional photos.
… is an award winning song writer.

Larry Parish

Larry was born to Larry and Rene Parish in Arlington, TX. At a young age, he began to play sports; football, track and wrestling. Towards the end of high school, he had the desire to learn to play guitar; which sparked a new interest in performing. This then led to a further interest in dancing and acting. After a slew of dead end jobs, he realized that these interests would build his dream career. In March of 2009, Larry joined the VT Team.

Greg Dugan

Greg has been playing drums and nourishing his abilities since his parents gave him his first drum kit at the age of 8.  He studied music at the acclaimed University of North Texas and his love of Latin/Brazilian music enabled him to study the culture, music and rhythms in Brazil.  Greg currently lives in the North Dallas area with his wife Meredith and two boxers, Izzy and Bentley. When he’s not “banging on a can all day” with Vocal Trash, he can be caught watching the Dallas Stars Hockey Team, watching movies, mountain biking and traveling.  He enjoys life, love, and entertaining through music.

Pablo - Vocal Trash B-Boy

Pablo Barracuda

Miami native Pablo Barracuda first discovered his love for dance as a kid. On his second day at a new school, Pablo spontaneously demonstrated his original “helicopter” move in gym class… the room went crazy. It was then that he realized his true calling.

Today, this award winning ‘B – Boy’ is the leader of his own crew- Sole Power who competes globally in the underground battle circuit for B – Boy’ing.

Dancer/DJ Pablo is a proud member of Vocal Trash. When asked about his affections for VT, he states, “I love being a part of a group that travels all over the globe spreading the message of going ‘green’ and bringing people together through song and dance”.