Meet

Kate Mertz - Lead Vocals, Percussion
 
  Kate was involved in chorus since the age of ten, but was so wrapped up in sports her whole life that she really didn't realize she could actually sing until she was seventeen or eighteen. In her early twenties, she was a member of "Hog Leg", a classic rock cover band that played around the Lehigh Valley scene. Later, she sang across the tri-state area with "Johnny Rock It", an original rock-a-billy/pop band, signed with Soundmind Music Works. Kate is involved with many charitable organizations and collaborates with several artists in our area. She is also working on advanced degrees in both Biology and Psychology. Kate joined us in July, 2013 and in 2014 had the distinction of being nominated for an Industry Ballot LVMA for Outstanding Overall Performer. She was the only female among the nominees, which included our friends James Supra, Scott Marshall and Tommy Zito. In 2015, Kate was nominated as Oustanding Female Vocalist.


 Ed Clauss - Drums, Vocals
 
Ed first picked up a pair of drumsticks in 1970. He met Scott in high school in 1977 and formed “Dionysus” which disbanded in 1982. After high school, Ed gave up drumming for “life events” and a DJ career that spanned over twenty years. Ed & Scott reconnected in 2008 thanks to Facebook, and found all the other original members of Dionysus as well. He recorded an original song he had written in high school – “Leadin' Me On” - with these musicians in Philadelphia in 2009 before disbanding again. That breakup forged the building blocks of That Being Said. TBS currently plays "LMO" at shows. Ed's drumming can also be heard on a couple tracks of Perry Costello's "A Barefoot Life" album. He listens to almost all genres of music, but his favorites include The Tubes, Def Leppard and Steely Dan. In 2015, he was nominated for an LVMA as Outstanding Drummer/Percussionist.  Ed is a founding member of That Being Said.

 
 Brandon "Ro" Remp - Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
 
Brandon (Ro) Remp is a native of Allentown and has been involved in music all his life. In high school, he focused all his extra time into music being a part of the William Allen H.S. Chorale, Band, Orchestra, and participating in musicals. Brandon has a Music Education degree from Moravian College where he and former band mate, Jen Rarick became friends. Brandon is currently the Director of Choral Activities and the Director of the Chorale at William Allen High School. Jen asked Ro to fill in for her while away from the band. He was such a good fit, we asked him to be a permanent member! 

 
  Scott Guman - Bass Guitar, Vocals 
 
 Scott has been playing guitar and bass since he  was thirteen years old.  He got into serious playing in high school when he joined "Dionysus" with Ed, which ended up playing two dates at the Christmas City Fair (precursor to MusikFest) in 1981.  He kept up with his playing all through college and the years after, while raising his five boys (The GU Crew) with wife Lori. He has been playing professionally now for years, and has been honored with a Lehigh Valley Music Award nomination for Outstanding Acoustic Guitarist in 2013 and Outstanding Bassist in 2015/2016. He is a huge Rush fan, but listens to almost any kind of music. In 2015 and 2016, he was nominated for an LVMA as Outstanding Bass Guitarist. Scott is a founding member of That Being Said.

 
Mike Anthus - Lead Guitars
 
 A life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, Mike started playing ukelele at the tender age of eleven, and soon after picked up his first guitar. He has played with a number of local cover bands through the years including Apogee and Peripheral Vision (the Olympus Corporate band) to name a few. Mike counts Brian May of Queen as one of his greatest influences, along with the electric blues of Joe Bonamassa and local favorite Craig Thatcher. Mike joined the band in 2010.

 

 

 

  Artists We Cover: 

3 Doors Down, AC/DC, Alanis Morissette, Alex G, Alice In Chains, Arianna Grande, At Sunset, Bad Company, Badfinger, Beastie Boys, Biz Markie, Blur, Bon Jovi, Bonnie McKee, Bruno Mars, Capital Cities, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cee Lo Green, Cheap Trick, Cher Lloyd, Chumbawamba, Clean Bandit, Cyndi Lauper, Daft Punk, David Bowie, David Guetta, Deep Blue Something, Def Leppard, Disco Curtis, Eagle Eye Cherry, Elle King, Eppic, Eric Clapton, Eve 6, Extreme, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Finger Eleven, FloRida, Florida Georgia Line, Fontella Bass, Foo Fighters, Fountains of Wayne, Four Non Blondes, Free, George Thorogood, Georgia Satellites, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grand Funk, Green Day, Guns n Roses, Hot Chelle Rae, Ingrid Michaelson, Ini Kamoze, Janet Jackson, Jason Derulo, Jess Moskoluke, Jessie J, Jimmy Eat World, Journey, Judas Priest, Julia Sheer, Karmin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, Kidd Rock, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Led Zepplin, Lenny Kravitz, Lit, Live, Magic!, Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, Matchbox Twenty, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Schenker, Michelle Branch, Miranda Lambert, Miley Cyrus, MKTO, Neon Trees, Nikki Minaj, Ocelot Robot, Olly Murs, One Direction, Orianthi, Owl City, Paramore, Pat Benatar, Pharrell Williams, Pink, Puddle of Mudd, Queen, Rainbow/Richie Blackmore, Rascal Flatts, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Republica, Robert Palmer, Robin Thicke, Sharon Elizabeth, Sheryl Crow, Slash, Social Distortion, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, The Beach Boys, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Cars, The Clash, The Jackson Five, The Lumineers, The Offspring, The Outfield, The Romantics, The Script, The White Stripes, The Weeknd, Thin Lizzy, Toby Keith, Tom Cochrane, Train, Tyler Ward, UFO, Usher, Van Halen, Walk the Moon, Weezer, Wilson Pickett, Young MC, ZZ Top

 


 

Acoustic

 THAT BEING ACOUSTIC is the quieter alter-ego of the band. Playing our normal party hits and others in an un-plugged format is yet another aspect of our capabilities. We can tailor our acoustic shows to match the needs and wants of our hosts. 

 


 

Past Members

Mike Dorio - Bass Guitar

February 2014 to March 2015

 

 Sharon Elizabeth - Lead Vocals

  November 2012 to December 2013

Visit www.sharonelizabethmusic.com

 

 Jim Goll - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals

April 2010 to February 2014

 

Jen Rarick - Lead Vocals, Keys, Brass

April 2010 to September 2013