Local powerhouse Aaron Buckner has been performing professionally since he was 15. He began piano lessons at the age of four, and continued this education through college, where he graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Arts in Piano Performance and Theory. Aaron paid for college by working for local musical theatre companies and playing keys every weekend at Nordstrom. This charming, charismatic performer is fluent in many different musical styles and is continually adding to his repertoire. He is also fluent on other instruments including the guitar, bass, and drums.
Ben Mish is an experienced singer, songwriter, and performer. His musical style is steeped in tradition, yet with originality. As a songwriter, Ben has licensed many songs for use in film and television. His song Shine on Everything was used as the featured song on the ABC-TV show Grey’s Anatomy. As a performer, Ben has toured extensively. Notable performances with his band include a headlining stage at Seattle’s famous Bumbershoot Festival, an opening slot for Maroon 5, and an opening slot for Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
Kitt Bender is a sought after artist based in Seattle, Washington. He has performed around the world, released multiple albums of original songs, and has been singing requests at Keys on Main for over 3 years.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Luke Stromberg is a pianist and vocalist with a classical background. He began keyboard and ear training at age 6 and has been having fun learning songs by ear and playing various instruments ever since. Luke graduated with music degrees from both Pacific Lutheran University in 2012 and the University of Washington in 2014. He has had the chance to sing with many vocal groups in the Pacific Northwest and is active as a soloist, accompanist, conductor, composer and arranger. Luke now directs the choral program at Mount Rainier High School and loves to bring his fresh harmonies and classically-influenced style to the Keys on Main stage.
Zechariah Valette has been a decade long resident of the Seattle area and has been performing all around town ever since arriving from Chicago back in 2010.You may have seen him at a beer festival or maybe his residency at every Seahawks home games for the last two seasons inside Centurylink Field. Zech’s phenomenal vocals, and personality will draw you right into any performance! Look out for releases of all types from him this year!
Think you’ve got what it takes to rock this stage? We want to hear from you. Keys on Main is always looking for new talent. You don’t need to be Liberace. If you can sing and jam some chords then we can train you to do the rest. Send us an email to set up an audition.