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Christy Bryant Geralyn Lee Denny Mishler Matt Chambers Rocky Esrey
Christy Bryant Geralyn Lee Denny Mishler Matt Chambers Rocky Esrey
Every once in a while, musicians and vocalists who are staggeringly talented in their own rite, come together to form a perfect band. That is the case with Las Vegas country music's Jim Wise and Route 66! Never playing to tracks and never missing a beat, this band gets the dance floors filled and the audience members rocking in their seats.

Jim Wise and Route 66 were formed in January 2010 and is led by Nashville, Tennessee recording artist Jim Wise. Among his accomplishments are a gold record and video of the year for "Cowboy Cadillac" and a top hit, "She Wants to Drive My Truck" which generated its own national line dance. Route 66 features Jim's originals as well as classics and covers of current hits. This talented group throws in other diverse, high energy songs from the Beatles to the Doobie Brothers.

If you are looking for outstanding, live country music with some unexpected twists, find a car, truck, horse or Harley and head straight for Route 66.
Jim Wise Jim Wise - lead singer, rhythm lead guitar, acoustic guitar

Jim Wise stood on the mound as the pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, and now stands on stage as a member of the new generation of America's country music legends. With the release of his fourth album "Nashville Tracks," Wise captures his audience with an unmatched enthusiasm.
A Joplin, Missouri native, Jim bought his first guitar at age 14 for $89.00 and soon began playing with his friends in assorted bands during high school. He attended the University of Iowa on a sports scholarship and upon graduating with Bachelor of Science degree was drafted into Major League baseball. As the pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Jim learned that it was determination and drive that would carry him through his baseball career. After several seasons, his sports career was cut short by an injury that would serve as a stepping stone to bigger things.
Jim picked up his guitar and honed his singing talents as a solo artist at clubs on Chicago's Rush Street. He soon formed his own band and began touring the country as the opening act for some of the biggest names in the music industry including Alan Jackson, Collin Raye, Joe Diffie, and the late great Waylon Jennings. Wise has trained with Nashville's legendary voice instructors Gerald Arthur and Renee Grant-Williams, earned a Third Degree Black Belt in Karate, and to overcome his fear of flying, became an instrument rated multi-engine pilot. Jim Wise
Although he makes his home in Las Vegas, Jim's style and dedication takes him to the far reaches of America. From a baseball diamond to a casino to America's heartland, Jim Wise uses the same amount of determination that carried him through his sports career. Whether he's on the mound or on the stage, the game plan is clear: the wind-up, the powerful release, and the roar of the crowd. With Jim Wise dominating the scene, it's safe to say that the crowd is going to be roaring for a very long time.

Visit Jim's website for more information!
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Christy Bryant Due to her vast musical upbringing, influences and experience, Christy Bryant has a diverse catalog of genres and musical repertoire, making her a well rounded and strong singer/entertainer, capable of pleasing any crowd!

Christy Bryant is a native Oklahoman, but has called Las Vegas home for the past 17 years. Born from a musical family, Christy calls music her "first love"!
Her love affair with music began at age eight. She started out performing at school functions and recording with her father. Although classically trained, Christy is able to perform all styles of music.

In her twenties, she began performing in pubs, dance clubs and the fair market. She then signed contracts with "Dream Maker" productions "Dennonet" and "Pocket Songs" karaoke companies to record lead vocal demonstration vocals for their karaoke tracks. Her dream to pursue her passion for music lead her to Los Angeles, where she continued honing her craft and then toured internationally and nationally for six years.

While in Beijing, China, Christy was one of the first Americans to be invited to appear on Chinese broadcast CCTV for live interview and performance. In Jakarta, Indonesia, she fronted for the famous "Manhattan Transfer". After being abroad for so long, Christy wanted to ground herself and then chose Vegas to call home, bringing along with her, her "self" titled band, "The Christy Bryant Band".

In 1996 she showcased her CD titled "Lady Luck" in Nashville, TN with the "Terri Clark" band. In Vegas, Ms. Bryant and her band had a successful 13-year run. Christy recently fronted for the classic rock band, "Nuff Said" for five years at the Palace Station Casino.

This singer/entertainer has performed at virtually every major Las Vegas casino. She has accepted the invitation to open at the Mandalay Bay. She has shared the stage with Frankie Valli, Steve Kropper, Emmerson Drive and Neil Schon of Journey.
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Geralyn Lee Geralyn Lee is an accomplished vocalist and bassist.

Originally from Eugene, OR, she started performing professionally at the young age of 16. Lee moved to Reno at the age of 17 to play with the Texas Playgirls an all girl western country swing band named after Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys.
After working in hotels throughout the state of Nevada until 1994, Geralyn went on a five-year international tour playing to 5000-seat concert halls in Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the United States. She has been living in Las Vegas performing ever since, with many popular musical groups of all genres, one being her own Geralyn Lee & the Wright Stuff.

For 15 years she has performed live jazz on her upright bass in the Baccarat Lounge at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. She is currently playing with Jim Wise and his Route 66 band, bringing her back to her country roots.

Geralyn has written and performed jingles for both radio and television, winning three Addy awards. She gained recognition through her work with Wintermoon Music of San Diego. Geralyn has performed on hundreds of commercials that have aired throughout the country from New York to Honolulu.
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Denny Mishler Denny Mishler is a Country/Rock guitarist and songwriter based in
Las Vegas, NV.

Mishler grew up in the small town of McGill, NV. He recorded his first solo album, 2000's Last Rain, while barely out of high school. His music received airplay worldwide, and the title track reached #3 on the Instrumental Rock charts.
Mishler played with various bands all over Northern Nevada, winning awards and accolades for his guitar playing from the age of 15 until he was 19 when he relocated to the East coast and then settled in Las Vegas, Nevada to further pursue his career in music.

In Las Vegas, Mishler found work as a session guitarist and sideman performing with various bands including Nashville Star finalists, Third Town, Fairchild (featuring American Idol Finalist Haley Scarnato), Denny Laine(The Moody Blues, Wings), and the Garth Guy, Dean Simmons, "the top Garth Brooks impersonator-tribute artist in the country... if not the world." - Blue Moon Entertainment.

Mishler has been featured in several publications including Guitar Player Magazine. The guitar work of and song writing talents of Mishler have been heard world wide on radio. His original songs and music have been featured on Television channels such as ABC Family, the CW, and on movies such as "The Circuit (2008)." In February of 2014, Mishler performed with The Garth Guy on National TV on the AXStv show "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands."

Mishler currently has a full schedule of session work and live performances, both in Las Vegas and touring the world with groups like Tyler James and the Memphis Experience's Tribute to Elvis Presley, The Garth Guy, Route 66, Wolf Creek, Southern Cross, Fairchild, Sam Riddle, the Country Superstars tribute show at Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip, and a host of other local and touring shows.

Bio excerpts courtesy of Mike Varney (Shrapnel Records) and Guitar Player Magazine.

Denny Mishler
(702) 480-1837
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Rocky Esrey Rocky Esrey is a country/rock keyboard and banjo player.

Rocky was born September 7 in Hanford, CA, which is considered the bible belt of the central California. At 5-yrs old, he and his brother sang in the local churches of Hanford, carrying on a long family history of music, dating back to the 1800's.
Rocky's dad, John Esrey, was with True Experience in the 70's under the Calvary Records label. His younger sister, Angela Yeras, currently records contemporary gospel in Los Angeles. For the past forty years, Rocky has played live music in Las Vegas with many phenomenal bands...with Jim Wise and Route 66 being the best of them all!

Rocky also teaches piano, which is his true passion, with the hope to inspire others to play music.
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