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Alan Stull - Saxophone Alan is the newest member of CIUC. He joined in the spring of 2017. In Columbus, he not only plays with CIUC but you can also see him with Swings the Thing and many other jazz groups.
Holly Schmitt Lead Vocals Originally from New York, Holly sang everywhere from the classical stage to the bars her whole life.  Her college years allowed her the opportunity to be part of the Crane School of Music and various bands. Now in Ohio she loves spending time with some of the most talented musicians in all of Columbus.  
The Band Change it up Charlie originated in 2008 with string bass player Thom Reed. Rounding out the band are Bob Hamilton on guitar and Holly Schmitt as their lead vocalist. In 2016, Brandon Pettiford joined the band on drums and in 2017 CIUC introduced it’s newest member Alan Stull on Sax. Since 2008, the band has played in venues and festivals throughout Columbus and has developed a wide fan base with their signature sound. Their shows are known for getting people up on their feet and singing along. Their first album SENSATIONAL! BOLD! STARTLING! was released in 2015.    
Thom Reed - String Bass Thom started playing bass early in life when everyone else around him wanted to play guitar.   He started playing in various rock, punk, and metal bands but always had a love for Alt Rock and Hot Jazz, Bebop, and Swing.  This lead to a slew of bands and bars (Staches, Little Brothers, Freaking Pizza, Thirsty Ear, Newport, Apollo’s, Vonn Jazz to name a few). Thom’s musical influence starts with he Marsalis Family (Wynton and Ellis) and Harry Connick Jr and then branches out to include Soul Coughing, Prince, Black Sabbath, They Might Be Giants and The Police.  
Bob Hamilton - Lead Guitar Peppermint Bob is a native of the Cleveland area, Bob moved to and received music training in Philadelphia, PA.  He has taught guitar and played in numerous venues in Central Ohio, including the Blues Station, the Columbus Comfest, Thirsty Ear, and the Ohio University Jitterbug Club.  Influences include swing, small combo jazz, surf, and classic country.  
Brandon Pettiford - Drums Brandon Pettiford, is a dynamic  young drummer, from Gahanna, Ohio. He began his drumming career at the young age of 6.   He has been a member of his own young blues trio, performed with many of Columbus’s top Blues Artists, was a member of The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, and a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, 2016. He feels that playing in the Chicago Blues Festival in 2015, and being asked to play on the stage at BB Kings, Nashville, by BB Kings own Drummer, Tony Coleman, have been the highlights of his young career.  He loves all styles of music, with Rock and Blues being his true passion
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For booking or more information call 614-282-9390

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Alan Stull - Saxophone Alan is the newest member of CIUC. He joined in the spring of 2017. In Columbus, he not only plays with CIUC but you can also see him with Swings the Thing and many other jazz groups.
The Band Change it up Charlie originated in 2008 with string bass player Thom Reed. Rounding out the band are Bob Hamilton on guitar and Holly Schmitt as their lead vocalist. In 2016, Brandon Pettiford joined the band on drums and in 2017 CIUC introduced it’s newest member Alan Stull on Sax. Since 2008, the band has played in venues and festivals throughout Columbus and has developed a wide fan base with their signature sound. Their shows are known for getting people up on their feet and singing along. Their first album SENSATIONAL! BOLD! STARTLING! was released in 2015.    
Thom Reed - String Bass Thom started playing bass early in life when everyone else around him wanted to play guitar.   He started playing in various rock, punk, and metal bands but always had a love for Alt Rock and Hot Jazz, Bebop, and Swing.  This lead to a slew of bands and bars (Staches, Little Brothers, Freaking Pizza, Thirsty Ear, Newport, Apollo’s, Vonn Jazz to name a few). Thom’s musical influence starts with he Marsalis Family (Wynton and Ellis) and Harry Connick Jr and then branches out to include Soul Coughing, Prince, Black Sabbath, They Might Be Giants and The Police.  
Bob Hamilton - Lead Guitar Peppermint Bob is a native of the Cleveland area, Bob moved to and received music training in Philadelphia, PA.  He has taught guitar and played in numerous venues in Central Ohio, including the Blues Station, the Columbus Comfest, Thirsty Ear, and the Ohio University Jitterbug Club.  Influences include swing, small combo jazz, surf, and classic country.  
Holly Schmitt Lead Vocals Originally from New York, Holly sang everywhere from the classical stage to the bars her whole life.  Her college years allowed her the opportunity to be part of the Crane School of Music and various bands. Now in Ohio she loves spending time with some of the most talented musicians in all of Columbus.  
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Brandon Pettiford - Drums Brandon Pettiford, is a dynamic  young drummer, from Gahanna, Ohio. He began his drumming career at the young age of 6.   He has been a member of his own young blues trio, performed with many of Columbus’s top Blues Artists, was a member of The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, and a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, 2016. He feels that playing in the Chicago Blues Festival in 2015, and being asked to play on the stage at BB Kings, Nashville, by BB Kings own Drummer, Tony Coleman, have been the highlights of his young career.  He loves all styles of music, with Rock and Blues being his true passion
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