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Upcoming Events:

MARCH

2

Sat, March 2,  7-10PM

TR Duo

BBQ & Blues Series

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

Harley Davidson Museum

Milwaukee, WI

APRIL

6

Sat, April 6,  7-10PM

TR Quartet

Limelight Pub

Sheboygan, WI

ABOUT US:

Tonic Roots features Ann Berchem (vocals/keys), Jeff Kolar (guitar/vocals), Adam DeSombre (bass), and Paul Massey (percussion). Based out of Sheboygan, WI, this group covers a diverse range of artists and genres, including soulful blues, jazz, acoustic rock, reinvented classics, and original repertoire.

 

Tonic Roots reaches every audience with smooth and soulful vocals, intricate guitar work, and creatively crafted arrangements featuring their own unique, bluesy, and artistic touch. From Etta James and Billie Holiday to Susan Tedeschi, Melody Gardot, Eva Cassidy, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, with a dash of Led Zeppelin, and so many more influences in between, Tonic Roots is sure to provide something special for every musical palate!

MEET THE BAND:

APRIL

27

Sat, April 27, 7:30-9:30PM

TR Trio

Wisconsin Poets Conference

Blue Harbor Resort

Sheboygan, WI

 

MAY

11

Sat, May 11, 10:30AM-1PM

TR Duo

Local Food Fair

Nourish Farms

Sheboygan Falls, WI

 

JUNE

1

Sat, June 1, 1-4PM

(RAINED OUT-Canceled)

TR Duo

Blind Horse Winey Patio

Kohler, WI

 

JUNE

2

Sun, June 2, 12-3PM

TR Quartet

Parker John's

Sheboygan, WI

 

JUNE

12

Weds, June 12, 6-8PM

TR Quartet

Summer Concert Series

River Park

Sheboygan Falls WI

 

JUNE

22

Sat, June 22, 3-6PM

TR Quartet

JUNE-A-PALOOZA

Christopher Gardens

(ticketed event)

JUNE

25

Tues, June 25, 5-7:30PM

TR Duo

Grilling in the Garden

Nourish Farm

Sheboygan Falls WI

(ticketed event)

JUNE

26

Weds, June 26, 7PM

TR Quartet

Music in the Park

Kohler Andrae State Park

Sheboygan, WI

JUNE

29

Sat, June 29, 3-6PM

TR Quartet

Silarian Vineyards

Reedsville, WI

JUNE

30

Sun, June 30, 4-7PM

TR Quartet

The Shore Club Wisconsin

Tiki Bar

Elkhart Lake, WI

JULY

13

Sat, July 13, 7-9:30PM

TR Trio

The Stagecoach Inn

Cedarburg, WI

JULY

14

Sun, July 14, 1-4PM

TR Duo (Ann & Paul)

The Castle Vineyard

July Open House Event

Cleveland, WI

JULY

19

Fri, June 19, 4:30-8:30PM

TR Quartet

Rotary Lobster Boil

Fountain Park

Sheboygan

(ticketed event)

AUG

3

Sat, Aug. 3, 5-9PM
TR Duo (Jeff & Ann)
Taverne at Woodlake

Kohler, WI

AUG

9

Fri, Aug. 9,  6:30-9:30PM

TR Trio

Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl

For the Arts

Plymouth, WI

 

AUG

10

Sat, Aug. 10,  5-7PM

TR Duo (Jeff & Ann)

Luxembourg Under the Stars

Belgium, WI

 

AUG

18

Sun, Aug. 18, 12-3PM

TR Quartet

Parker John's

Sheboygan, WI

 

SEPT

7

Sat. Sept 7,  5-9PM

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TBA

Kohler, WI

 

Ann Berchem: Lead Vocals/Keys

Jeff Kolar: Guitar/Vocals

Adam DeSombre: Bass

Paul Massey: Percussion

Ann has been singing and involved with music all of her life, performing in various realms and settings including musical theater, choral music, jazz, writing/arranging, and recently took part in an independent musical drama film. She was classically trained in voice, and holds both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in K-12 vocal/choral/general music education and vocal performance. She has been teaching music in public schools for the past 28 years. Ann enjoys many genres of music, but has a passion for soulful blues, jazz, folk, and roots music She also occasionally sits in on vocals & keys with local group,The Connemara Boys, trad. Irish group.

Jeff is an accomplished musician, playing guitar, bass, percussion, and arranging throughout his life. Jeff can play just about any song you ask, right out of his head! He is also an experienced, and well known brewmaster, creating craft beer many years before it became trendy around here! You can find him these day at Sheboygan's own, Torke Coffee. He enjoys blues, classic rock, 80's rock, and pop. Jeff also coaches football and basketball for his son's teams during the fall/winter months. Ann & Jeff are brother in-law and sister in-law, and have been performing in other projects together for several years.

Adam has been a percussionist throughout his life, taking up double bass during his adult years. He played bass with the former group, This Big Life, and percussion with Hot Jupiter. Adam played bass with the UWGB Sheboygan/Lakeland Chamber Orchestra, and has had his hands in many local music projects over the years. Adam is a full time chemist, as well as helping his wife with her Sheboygan uptown business, Green Bicycle Co. They also raise chickens! Little fun fact: Adam's dad played percussion in the local band, The Eldorado's, with Ann & Jeff's father in-law in the 1960's! 

Paul is a native of Two Rivers, WI, and graduated from UWGB with a degree in Music Performance. He then decided he liked to eat, so he went back to college for IT. He's played with some big names, orchestras, and broadway tours throughout the years. His passion for percussion and, lucky for us, his sudden availabiliy have aligned to allow him to step up and become our new drummer and percussionist. In his spare time he likes traveling, staying active, and doting on his 2 cats, wife, and grandson. Probably in that order. He now lives in Glenbeulah, where he works in IT, of course, and bangs on his drums over lunch.

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For more demo samples, please click here for our audio/video page link!

Providing Music for:
Special Events
Private Events
Festivals
Weddings/Cocktail Hour
Wine Bars / Wineries
Pubs / Restaurants /Breweries
Holiday Events

Corporate Events

Duo, Trio, and Quartet Options!

We will create a specialized set for your event or venue needs and musical taste.

Contact us today for booking and rates:

tonicroots@gmail.com

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SEPT

13

Fri. Sept 13,  7-10PM

TR Quartet

Osthoff Resort

Elkhart Lake, WI

 

SEPT

14

Sat. Sept 14,  5-8PM

TR Quartet

Private Event

Fond du Lac, WI

 

OCT

4

Oct. 4, 5:30-8PM

TR Quartet

OktoberFEAST

(ticketed event)

 

NOV

2

Nov. 2, 12-4PM

TR Quartet

Sip & Savor fundraiser

Acuity

Sheboygan

(ticketed event)

 

NOV

16

Nov. 16, 5:30-8:30PM

TR Trio

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

BBQ & Blues

Milwaukee, WI

NOV

30

Nov. 30, 7-9:30PM

TR Trio

Christmas in the Country

Laack's Hall

Sheboygan Falls, WI

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