About Scotty & The Soultones
Scott Dennis comes from a talented family with a strong gospel music background. Scotty considers himself fortunate to have played with some of Kansas City's finest musicians, including Terry Hancock, Linda Shell, Cotton Candy, KC Kelsey, Lester "Wizard" King, and The Nortons.Scotty is not your run-of-the-mill lead singer who stands on stage behind a microphone. He's strolling, dancing, gyrating, allows audience members to exhibit their shower singing skills and end up on the lap of a pretty girl.Scotty and The Soultones overwhelm their club audiences with an explosive 2 hour first set. They are crowd conscious and give 110% the whole evening. Their philosophy is to give the people more than their money's worth. William Dale III is one of the most versatile bass players you'll ever witness. Having a resume that spans 40 years, Dale has played in a range of groups that have opened shows for Looking Glass, Rush, Rick Derringer, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, and Steppenwolf, to name a few. Dale has also played with KC Blues legends like Millage Gilbert, The Frank Ace Blues Band, and Big Woody. Just from the aforementioned lineage, it is evident how deep Dale's versatility goes. Lest we forget, Dale was the drummer for The Soultones before moving to bass. Not only does he play his instrument, Dale also sings and matches dance steps with Scotty! "Does he ever stop smiling?", fans ask. Dale's ever present smile will delight, and the energy he generates on stage will excite! Dave Hayes is home-grown right here in the KC area. Close your eyes while Dave is playing and images of Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins will dance across your mindscape. Dave plays a mean slide guitar straight from the bayou. If guitar is your favorite instrument to listen to, then Dave will "shock and awe" you. The Jukes, Straight 8, and The KC Street Band are some of the groups Dave has been associated with during a three-year central midwest tour. Dave is the one who penned the name "Scotty and The Soultones." Our hats off to you, Dave-- it's very catchy! Chuck Payne is the veteran local "free agent" keyboardist, having played with popular groups such as Tom Dryer and Pokerface, Linda Shell and The Blues Thang, Bob Schneblen, The Frank Ace Blues Band, Little Eva and The Works, and Fresh Brew, winner of the 2001 Kansas City Blues Society Blues Challenge. "Chucker the Trucker", as he is known, plays the Hammond B3 like no one else! He lets all the Blues, Jazz, and R&B influences flow from his fingers to your ears with the finess of the craftsman he is. Chuck's sound and delivery tells you he knows what you like to hear. So, Honey, get your wig hat and put your red dress on, cause we need to go see Scotty and The Soultones! Gahn Bunyarattaphant (B for short) is the newest addition to the group. Ghan's background in gymnastics brought him from Chicago to Kansas City, where he runs a successful gymnasium in Overland Park, Kansas. Ghan, born in Thailand, spent 15 years in the Chicago Blues scene, playing at places like Maxwell's and the Checkerboard. He has played with everyone from Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Pat Rush, Koko Taylor, and The Bell Family Rhythm Kings. Ghan rounds out the distinctive sound of Scotty and The Soultones with the steady beat of a seasoned Blues professional.