Music Junkies is a Minneapolis based collaboration of professional musicians featuring talented and energetic performers who are cranking out some of the best dance music out there!
From the best top 40 hits to classic rock and roll. We cover it all and can't wait to see you on the dancefloor!
Music Junkies-Giving you a reason to dance! Fronting two lead singers and talented musicians to keep you entertained all night long. What are you waiting for? Come join the party!!
An experienced singer with a wide range of styles.
Performed with Skitzo Fonic and other top Minneapolis bands.
Joan has been singing most of her life!
She started out singing as a group with her family. She got the itch to perform live as soon as she was old enough to hit the club scene. She has been in several bands including Pheonix, Crosswind, Jagged Edge, Frenzy and Drama Queen. She also subs for several bands in the Twin Cities which has expanded her music repertoire greatly!
"I've never shied away from taking center stage, when given the opportunity."
For five summers Dan was the announcer for the National Champion, Hydroflites waterski show team. As announcer, he lead musically choreographed stage and water performances, including singing, dancing and guiding the audience through the show on the shores of Lake Chetek, Wisconsin. Previously working many years in television as a photographer, Dan traveled the world and witnessed events like Super Bowl XXXI, 1998 NBA finals, 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics all on the sidelines and in the locker rooms. Eventually landing in Northern California Dan became the frontman for The Lucky Seven Band, performing a wide variety of music for three years. Dan and his family moved back to the Midwest where he is thrilled to be a part of the highly talented musicians, bringing you Music Junkies. "It's exciting to be home in Minnesota, back on stage!"
Stafford Christensen is a self-taught guitarist of 20 years, soaking in blues, prog, jazz, and Celtic music to create a unique sound. Born and raised in Minnesota, he had been rocking covers and original music throughout the Twin Cities with such groups as Perry Project, Proclamation, Sonder, and as a solo artist. When he's not playing music, Stafford is hanging out with his wife Becca, their two children, and pet sulcata tortoise.
Ted is no stranger to the band/music business
About a year after he got his first acoustic guitar at age 15 his friend Steve asked if he would be interested in stopping over to check out his electric guitar setup. Steve was putting together a band and the keyboard player they had lined up backed out (typical!!). After hearing Ted play he asked if he would be interested in joining.
Ted immediately borrowed some money from his mom and mail-ordered an electric guitar and amp, and the rest is history. His experience now spans decades in both part-time and full-time road bands, with literally thousands of shows to his credit.
For over 25 years Ted has acted as leader, musician, sound engineer, and marketing and sales director for his bands. In addition to bass guitar, Ted has also played lead guitar and keyboards in previous projects.
Ted has a day gig as an electrical engineer/ programmer and is also a certified professional wedding and portrait photographer.
Karl Dehkes Bio Mish Mash
Karl Dehkes is a Drummer/Percussionist, DJ and Event Technology Professional from St. Paul, MN. Karl was first turned on to drumming after watching the Henry Sibly High School Marching Band at the yong age of 2. Karl has performed in over 10 different bands since then playing in multipe venues from MN to Maui Hawaii. In Addition to drumming In 1999 Karl started his professional disc jockey business performing at high school dances and wedding receptions around the twin cities. Karl then moved to Maui HI in 2004 where he provided Audio visual services at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui HI. While in HI Karl and still today Karl works with fortune 500 corporations such as UBS Financial, Nike, Mercedes Benz USA, Wells Fargo, KPMG and NFL companies alike by serving there event technology needs very closely.
Karl has provided entertainment services to the likes of Yankees manager Joe Torre, Musical artist Jason Mraz, Musical group Train and the classic rock band the Eagles. Dehkes' held the drum chair for 4 years with r&b/soul/rock group Soulacious. The group's loyal fan base, catchy originals and focus on r&b/hip hop cover songs from the 1990s and 2000s earned it two live performances on NBC affiliate KARE 11, three consecutive performances on the main stage at Twin Cities Pride and a house gig at the historic Minneapolis, MN club Bunker's.
Born 10/11/83 in St. Paul Started playing drums at 8 years old My first musical influence was Henry Sibley High School Marching Band Got my first kit at age 10. Pearl Export 6 piece kit Recorded and on the radio at age 16 Preformed first concert at age 10
We perform the most popular hits by the artists listed below. We are always learning new material so if your favorite band isn't on here don't despair, we're probably adding their hits right now!
Big & Rich
Black Eyed Peas
Cee Lo Green
Four Non Blondes
Fritz and the Tantrums
Guns and Roses
Little Big Town
Nkki M/Arianna Grande
Wallk The Moon
Zac Brown Band
Joan, Stafford, Ted, and Karl are always on the roster with Dan OR Lindsay depending on schedules. Basically the same show with some added male vocals with Dan.
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