last decade plus, Expertease has worked its way into becoming one of Western
Washington's elite pop dance/rock cover bands.
Expertease has withstood the test of time and continues to perform steadily in clubs, casinos, festivals, and at corporate events.
This seasoned and entertaining band plays a wide variety of popular
hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s to current and appeals all ages.
Expertease also carries full production (PA and lights) to accommodate
virtually any situation.
Misty Blake - Lead Vocals, Percussion.
Misty is a true west coast girl, she was born and
raised in Washington State. She started out singing Karaoke and soon became a
finalist in several Karaoke contests. At the urging of her friends, they kept insisting she should join a band, so she did.
She has felt blessed to be able to live her dream ever since, and loves it most when
her audiences are having a blast and dancing their butts off. She is excited to be a part Expertease now and very much looks forward
to seeing all your smiling faces at a show near
- Guitar, Vocals.
leader of Expertease, Norm began playing in bands during his high school years and
by age 20 he had joined his first professional full time band "Chaser"
which toured OR,
WA, and ID doing original and cover music for several years.
Shortly after that, he relocated back to his native California and formed
his own popular full time Top-40 rock cover band, which traveled up and down the West
Coast for over 15 years,
including Nevada & Hawaii.
Norm finally landed in the Seattle
area in the mid 90s and formed the WA version of Expertease which is still going
strong today! Some
highlights during his career include releasing a 6 song original EP called
"Turn It Up" in which the song "Pardy" received airplay
on Northern California's MTV spots. Norm also has opened for such national
The Tubes and Rick Derringer, and has good working knowledge of behind the
scenes production like sound and lighting etc.
Mike Carlson- Drums, Vocals.
A native North Westerner, Mike began playing his drums
and singing at an early age. Mike was an integral part of the Seattle based band "The News Boys"
which was an icon in the local cover band circuit for over 18 years. Mike is one of the more animated drummers around and
is a lot of fun to watch. He provides an excellent foundation and groove
for the Expertease sound and enjoys doing the band's stage lighting as well.
Harmon - Bass, Guitar, Vocals.
Based in the Puget Sound, Gerald has been performing throughout the
NW since 1980's. He is also currently part of the ever popular Seattle based band
called Triple A which performs mainly on off-nights or when Expertease is not
booked. Gerald is excited to
return to Expertease once again and to be able to continue to perform with the
versatile and creative artists that make up the band, and as always, he hopes to
see you soon!