• Kathleen - vocals
  • Doug - tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ken - keyboards and vocals
  • Reno - bass and vocals
  • Patrick - drums


Kathleen was blessed to grow up in a home in which singing was viewed as an expression of heart and soul - always encouraged, never judged. She has sung informally for as long as she can remember, and participated in school and community choirs, as well as studied classical guitar, throughout her youth. Over time, it became clear that Kathleen would find her musical passion as a lead vocalist singing the Blues, Motown, R&B and Soul. Her influences, among others, included Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Joss Stone.Kathleen loves music that swings and has soul. She is proud and excited to be a member of The Absolutes!


Doug plays saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and the electric bass. He has played in a variety of bands since 1978, including Connie & the Rhythm Method, The Bachelors, The Ambivalents, Mr. Baby, Backwash, Bent, Second Hand Smokers, and the Dave Dardine Project. He has played a variety of styles, including Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Soul, R & B, and Rock. He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (1981), traveled on a Reggae tour through Montana (1986), and played a host of venues in Utah and Northern Colorado. His primary influences on saxophone are Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, and Chris Potter. His favorite artists include Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chaka Khan, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Michael Franks, Steely Dan, and Level 42.


Ken has played in many different types of bands covering a large spectrum of music, from Classic Rock to Prog-Rock to Motown/Soul to R&B to Blues.   The one common element in any music he plays is that it must have a groove, and he has very definitely found his groove with this current band, which is made up of outstanding musicians who are also a lot of fun to hang out with.  His favorite keyboard players are Bruce Hornsby, Jon Cleary, T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs), Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers, Stones), Bill Payne (Little Feat), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), and Keith Jarrett.