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Greg Boehme (Bayme) is the Leader of The TROPICS and plays Saxophone, Flute, Guitar and Keyboards while singing lead and back-up vocals. Greg grew up in Port Orchard, Washington and was a Music Teacher for 20 years at Shorecrest High School in Seattle where his classes included Jazz Ensemble, AP Music, Guitar and Piano Lab. Following a two year sailing trip to the South Pacific, he returned to Seattle introducing thousands of Shoreline District students to the joys of Band and Orchestra. Greg earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Western Washington University and the University of Washington. Early in his teaching career he was judged one of Seattle’s “TEN BEST ARTISTS” for his local radio hit “Love Be Kind”. A “Past Commodore” of the Puget Sound Cruising Club, Greg has logged 20,000 “blue-water” miles at sea and has entertained the northwest sailing community with his films and tales of adventure in the South Pacific (some of them true).

Lead Vocalist Elaine Skeffington grew up in Boston and Philadelphia and spent much of her East Coast youth performing (voice, flute, dance and theater) before attending the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University.

Following graduate school Elaine relocated to the West Coast making local TV appearances and collaborating with numerous Northwest musicians and groups. In addition to The TROPICS, Elaine  performs with Seattle area bands Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton Tribute), Feelin’ Alright (The Joe Cocker Connection), and Georgefest Seattle (a musical celebration of George Harrison). She was also half of the acoutic duo IvyLane for their 15 year run. Learn more at:

Guitarist Chad Quist is a full-time professional who is an accomplished touring guy, session guitarist, producer and recording engineer. Chad grew up in the Bay Area before attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied music theory, composition and performance.

After a move to Seattle Chad performed with Kenny G, The Platters and Martha and the Vandellas which led to gigs opening shows for artists like Ray Charles, Tower Of Power, George Benson, Steve Miller, Rick Derringer, Diane Schuur, Lou Rawls, Larry Carlton, Huey Lewis and Diana Ross. In 1997 Chad landed a spot with Big Brother and the Holding Company (of Janis Joplin fame) and toured internationally. Chad has also travelled world-wide as a member of Paul Allen’s personal band and is currently the Guitarist for Heart by Heart: a “spin-off” group of former original Heart members)

Other top Northwest Musicians who perform with The TROPICS...

EMILY MCINTOSH is a graduate of Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts (Cum Laude). An accomplished interpreter of R&B, Soul, Classic Rock, Pop and Jazz, Emily has opened for Soul legend Al Green and performed with Huey Lewis. Over the years she has “wowed” audiences at festivals, clubs and casinos all over Washington and is featured on "Ashley's Theme" from Nintendo Wii’s "SUPER SMASH BROS BRAWL” hit video game”. Her vocal skills are in demand at northwest recording studios and she has produced hundreds of TV Ads and Radio ID Jingles.



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