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.”
Getting back to their roots, Cheri and Heidi put together an eclectic band of musicians and vocalists and started a band called "Heart n Soul country.” They're looking forward to playing uplifting music and bringing some joy and fun back into all our lives.
Heidi was a certified laser tech and licensed Esthetician for many years but now works for an amazing technology company called Lifewave teaching others about health and wellness through Photo therapy.
Heidi and her husband Jim have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren and live in Windsor, CO.
Nat Stiles is a Multi-Instrumentalist and Songwriter based out of Loveland, CO. Having toured with National acts such as "The Grace Kuch Band" and "The Matt Spinks Trio", Nat has an extensive history of adding soulful and upbeat grooves to Country and Blues Classics with Bass Guitar. Outside of playing with Heart n Soul, Nat spends their time teaching Guitar and Ukulele classes with the non-profit organization, Colorado Artists in Recovery.
Budd's musical journey began at a 1989, 8th grade talent show where he belted out the Trogg's classic "Wild Thing", to a fever pitched, pre-teen crowd. From that moment, his love for playing music has only grown and today, Budd is stocked to be a part of Heart n Soul Country Band.
Budd is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with a deep rooted love for finding new ways to make meaning through music. In June of 2023, Budd along with his real-life family, The Bronco Brothers & Sisters released their second "Y'all-ternative" album "Where there is Smoke".
Budd has performed all across Northern Colorado - rocking with "The Ailments" and strumming with a Folk/Americana group, "Dad Band". Influenced by so many legendary songwriters and guitarists, Budd crafts a unique sound that bridges the gap between old-school classics and contemporary Country, Rock and Jazz music.
Outside the limelight, Budd is a family man, sharing life in Fort Collins with his wife and having fun as a proud Girl Dad. His brilliant teenage daughter routinely schools him in skiing, mountain biking, archery, and tennis- providing that reality check rockstars so clearly need! :)
Will Lamperes grew up in a family of musicians, but he didn't pick up the drums until he was in high school. He started a band with his high school friends and began playing shows around Colorado in 2017. Ever since, he has started mulstiple bands in Northern Colorado including Almost Extinct (Desert Rock), The Ohms (Psychedelic Rock) and Wrong Choice (Hardcore Rock)