After reading all of the comments on the Mix and Match quiz, it seems that it was a big challenge for many of our readers. Even though the names may be familiar, the professional backgrounds of these talented musicians may not be known to Clay Aiken fans.
Here are the answers to our little quiz plus a little more information about these talented people.
1. Andy Abad D Andy did tour with the Backstreet Boys. Andy is best known for the passionate guitar artistry. He also has toured with Marc Anthony and, of course, Clay Aiken.
2. Matthew Crowle C Spamalot was Matthew’s Broadway debut. He was the “dancing nun”. He also was one of the stand-ins for Tom Deckman. Prior to Spamalot, Matt toured with Tommy Tune in Doctor Doolittle.
3. Bradley Dean M Bradley had a role in Man of La Mancha, but he also had roles in the Broadway productions of Company and Jayne Eyre. He also has screen credits for two soap operas. We know him as Dennis.
4. Tom Deckman F Somehow I don’t think of Tom being on Sex and the City, but he was. He has also been seen on Hope & Faith and Law and Order. Oh, yes, he has also been in six Broadway shows. To Spamalot fans, he will always be known as Prince Herbert.
5. Angela Fisher K Angela Fisher has been a busy back-up singer for many years. She has performed on 26 albums and has sung with many artists, including Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Missy Elliott.
6. David Hibbard J David is a veteran stage performer. He performed in Once Upon A Mattress in 1996. In Cats, he played the role of Rum Tum Tugger 2,197 times. His role of Patsy was outstanding and he played a funny drunk guard.
7. Jenny Hill H Jenny performed in Seussical The Musical on Broadway in 2001. She was one of the ensemble players in Spamalot and even sang on Clay Aiken’s latest album.
8. Rick Holmes N Rick’s portrayal of Sir Lancelot was amazing, but Rick has spent time on TV. I bet he learned a lot on All My Children. He has eight Broadway shows in his past and many movies and TV shows.
9. Jacob Latrell A The Mint is a club in Los Angeles and Jacob played there as he was trying to jump-start his career.
10. Sean McDaniels B Sean was the drummer for Spamalot and for Clay’s last tours. But, he is a part of the Electric Kompany, a group that mixes classical and rock music.
11. Quiana Parler G Clay fans know Quiana as she has toured many times with Clay. She can also be heard on albums by Renee Olstead and Bianca Ryan.
12. Daniel Pearson L Daniel was the bass player for Clay on a few tours. He received his B.A. from Berklee School of Music. He is a busy musician who has done TV, recording sessions and tours. He is under contract with Fender Guitars.
13. S’von I S’von was on two of Clay’s tours as a keyboard specialist. He and his brother make up the Rock-Hip-Hop-Soul band Lifted Culture.
14. Jesse Vargas E Jesse has worked internationally as a music director, arranger, and pianist. He has been the music director/arranger for Clay Aiken. But he still loves to work on Broadway. His work on Chess helped his career grow.
How did you do??? Even if you didn’t get any correct, maybe you learned a bit and had a good time doing it.