Straight On is the dream child of the talented vocalist Monique Orban (Lead Vocals). She has spent years persistently & patiently searching for the right musicians to successfully recreate the music of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's "Heart".
In 2006, a talented guitarist, Kevin Bennett (Lead Guitar & Vocals), answered Monique's flyer in a local music store looking to form a "Heart Tribute Band". The classic musical bond of singer & guitarist was immediately formed but it proved to be a difficult challenge to find the right mix of people for the project. Over the years they continued to work together in several different classic rock bands but they always had the long term goal to perform together in a Heart tribute band. Eventually, circumstances forced the duo to go separate ways for a short period of time.
Fast forward to 2012: It was still Monique's dream to form a Heart tribute band After several months searching for the right mix of musicians, Kevin & Monique were re-united to continue the project.
Straight On needed someone to do the challenging role of Nancy Wilson which requires a woman with a great voice & skill on both guitar and piano. Lori Davis answered the call & the nucleus of the band, fronted with two talented women, was formed. Add in three more incredibly talented musicians, Jerry Olinger (bass) & Drew Sodee (drums) and Straight On was formed.
In the Spring of 2015, Lori Davis retired from Straight On & the band introduced 2 new talented musicians to the line-up. Patrick Greishammer (Keys, Guitar & Vocals) & Sarah DeFrange (Vocals, Keys & Guitar) taking on the role of Nancy.
In the spring of 2016 Sarah parted from Straight On to pursue other musical endeavors. In stepped Karen Bright in the Nancy position.
Straight On - Heart Tribute Band, faithfully brings the music and spirit of "Heart" to audiences everywhere.