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About The Squires Band Members

Photo of Greg CazaGreg Caza, our Accordionist & Keyboard player, is one of two original members of the band. He grew up in Afton, MN, and attended Stillwater High School. We call him 'squeezer' due to his great ability to work the accordion as the backbone of the group! Greg sings lead along with making music on the squeezebox. Greg lives in Inver Grove Heights, MN with his wife Patty and is a retired GM Auto Tech from a local Chevy Dealer.

Photo of JohnJohn Hoeft (aka S2) is the "alternate" accordionist and vocalist with the band. He has played with the Squires Band since 2010. John played accordion and lead the Rhythm Ramblers Band for many years. He also was a member of Clearwater Band and Forest Fire Band, as well as being the accordionist for the German Dance Group S.G. Edelweiss St. Paul. He has also sat in and "jammed" with numerous musicians and musical groups throughout the U.S. Outside of playing music, John works for Metro Transit in the Light Rail Division.

Photo of Tom ColosimoTom Colosimo, our drummer, is the other of the original members of the band. He grew up in Maplewood, MN, and attended Hill-Murray H.S. as well as graduating from the University of St. Thomas with an accounting degree. "TC" loves to make a lot of noise on the drums and sings harmony on many of the tunes. He has had many adventures in music thru the years with various groups and has a claim to fame of actually playing in Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis) as a backup to a choreography group and more recently playing in a combo for the 2010 and 2011 Klondike Kate’s Review in St. Paul as part of the Winter Carnival. Tom lives in Oakdale, MN with his wife Barb and is a Career Specialist with the University of St. Thomas MBA program.

Photo of Dennis GroveDennis Grove is our super sax man. He has been making sweet music with the band on the sax for 25 years. Dennis has a long history in music. He was a member of a local group The Boys Three while attending Harding H.S. in St. Paul and was a state champion saxophonist as well. His group was very popular around the metro area and western Wisconsin. He plays a mean sax and his energy for putting on a great show is bar none! Dennis lives in St. Paul with his wife Nancy and is an I.T. executive.

Photo of Ross KamerudRoss Kamerud, our guitarist, is the most recent addition to the band, having joined in 2012. He has been playing a wide variety of music for close to 50 years. In the 70s he played guitar with the Mankato State Jazz Rock Ensemble, the John Bury Trio, Beowulf and then later with Gene, Ross & Company. He learned all about polkas and waltzes while playing several years with the Rhythm Ramblers. In his spare time Ross is a Microbiologist for Bayer HealthCare and a fulltime husband and father of three.

Photo of Dave PawlikDave Pawlik, our substitute guitarist and bass player, has played with the band off and on for over 16 years. Dave actually started out in bluegrass many years ago and moved on to our wide variety of music. His driving bass gives our polkas that much needed bottom end that makes them great for dancing. He also plays a solid six string and does super lead and harmonic vocals on numerous songs. Dave lives in Cottage Grove, MN with his wife Nancy and is the operations manager with a large Twin Cities electrical firm.

Interested? Contact these friendly guys:
Tom Colosimo 612-386-3715 or Greg Caza 651-587-7822