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David Gerow, Mike “Cheddar” Schmitt and Don Henson came together as migrating native Michiganders who found their musical inspiration under the grey clouds of perpetual Oregon rain.  They cut their teeth busking at gas stations, in coffee houses, on street corners and buses.  After long hours of rehearsing and careful conceptualization, the trio dubbed themselves “Sneakin’ Out.”  Next stop? World domination.

The trio concocted a musical elixir of clever arrangements that was at once intoxicating and eye-opening, and began playing regular club gigs.  Their twinkling mandolin melodies, eccentrically masterful percussion and throbbing dog-house bass lines soon drew wide-sweeping accolades and countless performance opportunities.  Sneakin’ Out was invited to open for k.d. lang at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall.  They collaborated with Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale on a special arrangement of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”   Not yet satisfied, they debuted their delightfully-warped adaptation of The Beatles’ iconic  “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in its entirety at Mississippi Studios shortly thereafter. 

The band has recorded several CDs and performed extensively throughout the NW region and beyond.  They continue to rock local festivals, weddings, parties, concerts and cultural events of all shapes and sizes.  

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