In spite of modest beginnings in an Indiana basement in the early 90’s, High Noon has developed into one of the most recognized and accomplished bands in the region. Their eclectic tastes and talents allow them to cover all genres of music from rock to country and old to new. They have what it takes to keep the crowds dancing, and coming back for more! High Noon’s intense energy on the stage combining old favorites, the chart toppers and their own original music is sure to be a show stopper. Though the guys love being on stage and have tons of fun, they also are very serious about their music. High Noon has won several Country Showdowns as well as runner ups for the Indiana and Illinois State Finals.
Andy Fowler is one of the five multi-talented band members. Andy has been playing guitar since the age of five with his dad. In the beginning he played upside down and left handed. When he turned 13 he flipped the guitar over and played with his right hand. Andy grew up in a musically talented family and spent most of his free time mastering the craft of the guitar. When Andy was in High School he started High Noon and dreamed of them becoming a national act.
Andy Mead is the lead singer of High Noon and has also had a long background in music. Andy has been performing in Chicago doing acoustic shows all over the City. He sang at a show High Noon was performing at and it wasn’t long after that he was asked by them to be their singer.
Eddie Haack is a very successful drummer and started playing the drums at age 3. Through the years he has done everything he could to learn about music. At age 13 his drum instructor asked him to fill in at a bar and the rest is history. Eddie was involved in a band called “Bootleg” For five years. In 1994 he joined their rival High Noon. Eddie has been asked what his greatest music experience was, he said, “Playing for none other than Garth Brooks, doesn’t get any cooler than that.”
Mario Samaniego is the bassist for the band. He also has grown up around music. Mario has had a solo career of his own with 2 solo CDs under his belt. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jason Aldean, Big and Rich and three Dog Night. Mario is multi-talented and has lately been playing for the Laurel Ministry band and using several various instruments including upright bass to electric 5 string and piano and percussion.
Butch Sisco is the keyboard player and has been playing keyboards for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play at the White House South Lawn for 3 years in a row under form President Bill Clinton. Butch has also been on the road with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Roger Spinger in the 90’s. He has been with High Noon for over 16 years and has opened up for numerous major recording artists.
Throughout the years High Noon have had several accomplishments, the biggest includes opening up for artists like Montgomery Gentry, Jason Michael Carroll, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Dylan Scott, the Henningsens and Phil Vassar. The highlight of their journey so far was the night Garth brooks got on the stage with High Noon and let the band perform his songs with him. That was the night they will never forget. Bud don’t worry, you can still catch them at your favorite club, festival or event. They are working on a new project for radio that will be out in early spring 2015.