Esplanade Band plays music hits you can dance to from the late 70′ into the 80’s fronted by Chico native, Amy Widener’s vocals. Bill Hammond performs on lead guitar and Lee Kremer is on bass, and vocals. Lee brings his talents from several other Chico based projects over the years (Freeway, Chaser and The Rockhounds). Ron Relf is on drums, also performs with the Def Cats and is associated with many local acts (Ralph Shine Blues Band, Chaser, Polkatz). The band was founded by Larry Maligie in 2012, and he performs on keys. He brings a wealth of experience performing with The Rubberband, Chico Ska Orchestra, Urban Legend and Swamp Daddy. Be sure to check out the Esplanade band website.
A Chico native, Curtis grew up on the playgrounds, and schools in Yuba City, and Marysville, CA. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Curt taught as a naturailist on staff at Woodleaf Outdoor School and would spend his off seasons living in Chico, before permanently returning a few years later. Curt is a photographer, nature lover, and he will play frisbee, any chance he can get! And he loves his hometown.