ABOUT THE BAND
AIMEE CHELLEW, vocals/guitar
Aimee grew up in a musical family where singing was a part of daily life, often putting on shows for her mom with her younger sister as a child. Later on, Aimee would sing in bands with her father, John, and sisters Carmen and Jessica, et al. Her mother’s love of music and father’s incredible voice greatly influenced the way Aimee experiences and plays music. Her inherent love for music makes her taste in music very eclectic, which is reflected in a lot of the covers Low Key plays. Aimee’s repertoire includes a variety of styles, whether it’s R&B, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop, or maybe even a little Country. She began learning guitar as a teenager and has trained with opera singer Elena DeAngelis. She enjoys exploring other instruments such as harmonica, keys, and percussion instruments. Aimee also performs with Emerald Empire Band and works as a licensed massage therapist; co-owning Royal Treatment, a private practice in Greensboro.
Kevin Dollar, guitar
On classical, steel string, electric or gypsy guitar, Kevin Dollar represents a multifaceted approach to the instrument. His performances vary from solo classical guitar and chamber ensemble, to early 20th century traditional music, to the gypsy jazz guitar style of pre-WWII France. Being a versatile musician has always been a top priority for this well-rounded performer and teacher as he regularly performs with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and has shared the stage with the likes of Doc Watson, David Holt, Katherine Whalen, and Clay Aiken. Kevin received his MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and currently performs with Nueva Voz (www.nuevavozband.com).
Virginia Masius, bass
Virginia Masius started playing bass in the suburbs of Chicago when she was 10 years old. She moved to North Carolina in 1982, and while in high school, she played with the orchestra at East Carolina University and took music courses for college credit. In 1987, she transferred to UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, earning a a Bachelor's Degree in Music. She has played with orchestras and musical theatre companies all over the state of North Carolina. She currently plays with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in their bass section, and plays Assistant Principal Bass in Salisbury. She also plays with Floydz Circle Band, a blues/rock band based in Rockingham County, and the Ladies Auxiliary, a blues/funk band based in Greensboro. She teaches bass and guitar in studio, in home and via Skype.
Amanda Sycamore, drums/keyboard
Amanda can’t remember a time when she wasn’t playing music. She holds a bachelor’s and masters degree in percussion performance from UNCG and has performed for Drum Corps International, Busch Gardens Entertainment, and various touring acts including The Irish Tenors, Paul Anka, and Kenny G. She is currently the Principle Percussionist for the Salisbury Symphony and also performs with The Beauty Operators, diggin' the blues out of Durham. Amanda enjoys sharing her love of music by teaching private percussion and piano lessons in her home studio. She also enjoys working for the music publisher C. Alan Publications as the in-house know it all.