Cheri spent her childhood in a small farming town in Nebraska and moved to
Colorado when she was in middle school. Her first memory of being onstage is
when she was five years old, singing “Ben” by the Jackson Five for an event in
her church’s basement meeting hall.
She has been onstage ever since, as a singer performing in musical theater
productions and show choirs, and as a keyboard player and singer in rock, blues,
and Dixieland bands.
Cheri is a singer-songwriter. She has written and performed her music for special
events in Northern Colorado. She shares her love of performing and writing
music with her students in her teaching studio in Fort Collins.
Cheri is blessed to have 4 amazing adult children who are all musicians, and two
adorable grandchildren. She loves to be outdoors, active, and is excited to play
music with her good friends in Heart n Soul!
Heidi was vital in starting large outreach concerts and Valentine’s Day Banquets in Atlanta GA and In 2003 Heidi was one of the lead singers in a band called “GunnPoint” which performed across the country at City wide outreaches and Major Rodeo events. The GunnPoint band was recognized for their vocal and musical talents and they won awards such as “Duo of the Year”, “Vocal Group’ and “Band of the year” in the Inspirational Country Music Association world. The group recorded two CD’s including Live at the Rialto Christmas CD entitled “A Colorado Christmas” released in the fall of 2009 and a duet CD called “If I were you.”
While on lockdown from the Pandemic, Michelle Scallon, Anthony Walker and Heidi put together an eclectic band of musicians and vocalists called "Heart n Soul.” They're looking forward to playing uplifting music in Northern Colorado again and bringing some joy and fun back into all our lives.
Heidi is a certified laser tech and licensed Esthetician and she and her husband Jim have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren and reside in Windsor, CO.
Anthony played in a band six nights a week in Illinois when he was in high school and fine-tuned his craft of arranging playing Allman Brothers music in the St Louis area. He is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who is most notorious for his vocals sounding like Paul McCartney.
Anthony owns a beautiful recording studio and engineers and plays many instruments on his clients' albums. In his “downtime” Anthony gives lessons on audio engineering.
Anthony has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and is now working at Intrado where he keeps the 911 lines working across 45 States.
He has played countless gigs in the Colorado and surrounding area with Tina Marx and the Millionaires and a band called Kahuna Beach Party.
Anthony resides in Fort Collins with his wife Tina and has three children.
John Johnson is from Westport Connecticut where he started his musical career as bassist for many blues bands working the New England circuit.
Since moving to Colorado in the 1980’s, John has worked with many great players: John Sansone, Hugh Ragin, Marc Sabatella, Greg Carol, Max Wagner and Blues legend Homesick James Williamson to name a few.
John's bass style can be described as supportive, sensitive and soulful with a unique sound of his own...
Steve Johnson is a Colorado singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
and performer. Offering a diverse and engaging mix of classic rock, blues
and vocal jazz tunes, Steve’s expressive piano and guitar accompaniment provides a rich musical foundation for his strong, dynamic vocals.
As a 3-year-old, Steve’s parents were surprised to hear him picking out
nursery rhymes on a toy piano. He began taking piano lessons at age 4
and picked up guitar at age 8. During his school years he learned to play
trumpet, trombone, baritone, French horn, tuba, flute and saxophone
in school bands, as well as electric piano, electric guitar, bass guitar and drums in his extracurricular bands.
Steve studied at Berklee College of Music and earned a 2-year certificate
in Music Composition. Professional credits and notable accomplishments
include recording for Paul and Linda McCartney, Andy Qunta (Icehouse)
and others, and a national tour as sideman with the Swiss metal band
Krokus. He performed with Krokus at the 1986 Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for an audience of 72,000 (Van Halen headlining).
Steve performs regularly as a solo act in northern Colorado and Wyoming. He can also be seen with Elmer Funk (a 10-pc funk horn band), The Custom Shop Band, Tina Marx & The Millionaires, Kahuna Beach Party (Beach Boys tribute band) and a variety of other groups.
David has been playing drums since his early years in Columbus, Ohio. Among the many highlights, he had the opportunity to open for Wilson Pickett, as well as play backup for The Coasters and The Drifters.
After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, David joined Window and eventually made an album, The Empyreal Ballet. You can still find this record on the internet on some of the Indie Alt Rock pages.
David enjoyed a 20 plus year career as a full-time professional gig and studio musician in the SF Bay Area. A few highlights include a tour with Leslie (It’s My Party) Gore, playing in a parody lounge group called The Highballs that gained a loyal following, doing special concerts with the likes of Little Roger and the Goosebumps (Stairway to Gilligan’s Island), and being a member of an eclectic 25-piece rock orchestra playing behind many of the Bay Area born talents such as Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Journey, and Jefferson Starship.
During his San Francisco days, David earned a bachelor’s in computer science from UC Berkeley and began a career as a Software Engineer, all while continuing to play music part time. His software career (now retired) brought him to Fort Collins, CO where he is currently enjoying working with various local music groups.