The Shady Characters will be performing at the following events.  Come on out, say hi and enjoy some soft classic rock

Farmer's Appreciation Dinneron Saturday July 28 from 7 till 9:30 pm

Vista Farmer's Market on Sept 8 & Nov 17 from 8am till noon.

Private Party on Sept 29 from 6 till 9:30 pm

Rancho Santa Fe Farmer's Market on Sunday Dec 23, 2018
from 9:30 to 2 pm.

About the members 

Fred Ahnert (Da Boss) - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keys, Bass, Electric Guitar

Anne Quinn (P. Dot)- Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Percussion            

Hali Vermillion (Baby Girl)- Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Keys

Tom Scheie (Dimples)- Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmonies

Carl Lind (Mugsy)- Percussion, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Bass 

Scott Donnell (Sticks)- Drums

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​Check out these music samples!

About the Band


The Shady Characters came together as a band, to enjoy entertaining others with their musical skills and talents.  We play classic and soft acoustic rock, covering songs by The Eagles, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Tutone, The Pretenders, K.T. Tunstall, The Animals and more!

​Sample Song List:

A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

And I Love Her (Him) - The Beatles

Blackbird - The Beatles

Black Horse & a Cherry Tree - K.T. Tunstall

Bleed to Love Her - Fleetwood Mac

Brandy - Looking Glass

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

Call Me - Blondie

Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Daughters - John Mayer

Down on the Corner - CCR

Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys

Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys

Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish

House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles

I Saw Her Standing There

Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees

Love Shack - The B52's

Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

Mystery Achievement - The Pretenders

No Matter What - Bad Finger

Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift

Scarborough Faire -  Simon & Garfunkel

Sister Golden Hair - America

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson

Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

The Wedding Song - Paul Stookie

Two of Us - The Beatles

Ventura Highway - America

​Venus - Shocking Blue

When You Say Nothing at All - Alison Krauss

Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

You Were Meant for Me - Jewel

and a few of our own originals!

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