STREET TALK was conceived with one goal in mind: To entertain! STREET TALK is a six piece band performing some of the biggest multi-million selling hits from the eighties, nineties and 2000’s. STREET TALK showcases their decades of experience, accomplished musicianship and 5 lead singers combined with a unique ability to engage and entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Performing major hits from artists as diverse as Prince, Heart, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Grace Potter, Bruno Mars, Pink, Lady Gaga and more, STREET TALK has developed a huge, loyal following that continues to grow with every performance. Perfect for corporate events, fairs, festivals and clubs, STREET TALK possesses the talent, professionalism and most of all, the ‘FUN’ factor engaging their audience for an unforgettable evening of true entertainment.

Lead Guitar, Vocals
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Drummer, Vocals
Lead Vocals, Keys, Percussion
Lead Keys, Vocals
Lead Vocals, Keys, Guitar

Aaron Fitzgerald

LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS:

Born in the Lone Star State, this degreed Electrical engineer is a collector of “not so fine musical instruments”, barnyard animals, and anything that runs on diesel. His 342 rating on the cylinder index is offset by his ability to play several instruments including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, kazoo, and anything that smells like oranges. It is rumored that he was even once spotted squeaking out a G major-ish scale on a saxophone.

 

In a previous life, Aaron played both “on the road” and with various regional acts including Skyward, Vienna, Shrimp Basket and Fraidee Kat, to name a few. He has decided to come out of musical retirement and is a founding member of Street Talk.

Gene Schott

BASS GUITAR, VOCALS

Gene Schott is our latest addition to Street Talk.  Gene has been playing bass for over 30 years and has been in numerous bands all over the US. He has shared the stage with Quiet Riot, Skid Row, Slaughter, Stephen Pearcy and Firehouse, among others during his illustrious career. Gene was part of the Cities scene in the early 90’s, routinely playing at the Mirage, Iron Horse and Sharkey’s. Gene is also active in music writing and composing. Gene is not only fluent on the bass guitar, but can also play guitar, keys, cello, standup bass, and violin. Gene will also play an important part in our vocal stylings.  In addition, Gene has been a music teacher for the past 17 years, he currently lives and works in Austin MN.

SCOTT AMUNDSON

DRUMMER, VOCALS

Scott started his drumming career on a wood and rubber practice block given to him by his mother after joining the 5th grade school band. Throughout his high school years, he chose to play in working weekend bands instead of participating in any kind of sports.

Many part time weekend bands and Moose Clubs later, Scott landed his first full time gig working with a traveling 50’s band called the Cruisers (Bus and Everything!). After that great experience, Scott joined a band called Rapid Fire and went on to win second place in a battle of the bands contest at the St. Paul Civic Center in the early 80’s.

Over the years, Scott went on to perform and play with many MN Regional Groups and formed working bands such as Brooklyn and Chaser. He has had the privelege to play with some extremely talented musicians which is still the case today.

Scott is very pleased to have been asked to be a part of the band Street Talk and enjoys the talent, professionalism and diversity the group has to offer.

Paige Peterson

LEAD VOCALS, KEYS, PERCUSSION:

Paige has been singing in front of an audience since age 2 when she sang her first solo in church.  Since then music has always been a huge part of her life, from being a part of All State groups in high school , to singing in a family band,  Paige grew up in the small farming community of East Chain, Minnesota, and was very active in high school sports and select music groups, both vocally and instrumentally.

Paige graduated from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a major in Music Education, and has been teaching music to K-12 grades students since 1991.  During college Paige was a member of Concert Band, Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and a founding member of A Capella group “First Impression”.  She currently sings in her church’s worship team and enjoys performing with her 2 daughters.

Paige lives in Owatonna, Mn. where she teaches K-5 Elementary Music at Mckinley Elementary STEM School, and directs the 4th and 5th grade choir.  Music isn’t just what I do, it’s who I am!

JASON CRAIG

LEAD KEYS, VOCALS:

From Minneapolis, and mostly self taught, Jason Craig has been playing piano for nearly forty years. Strong blues influences along with a little jazz has shaped his playing technique.

Wild synthesizer styling was his forté as a young performer. With age, JC has evolved into primarily a pianist/organist. During the 90s Jason had opportunity to warm up audiences for the likes of David Allen Coe, John Lee Hooker, and “Kid” Johnny Lange.

“I think art and music is important. I like being an entertainer, I love it, really.

MARCUS PADILLA

LEAD SINGER, KEYS, GUITAR:

Marcus grew up in a small town called Canby where he was on the State Championship Wrestling Team.  That’s also where he started his love of music.  He’s been singing, writing and playing music since he was in his early teens.  He has a Bachelor of Music from MSU—Moorhead, MN.

Marcus has been in A Cappella groups, Jazz Choirs, Concert Choirs, Church Choirs, Funk and Rock and Roll bands.  In college he formed an original band called Silicon Monkey and recorded an album called Future Funk. He is also in a local dueling piano group called Mischief and Mayhem—which is a fun and wild show.  He enjoys helping with the Praise Team at Trinity Lutheran Church.  He currently resides in Owatonna.