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Mannheim Steamroller
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    (1974- )
    Formed in Omaha, Nebraska
    Chip Davis - composer/director/drums
    Jackson Berkey - synthesizers
    Almeda Berkey - synthesizers
    Ron Cooley - guitar/bass
    Roxanne Layton - percussion/woodwinds
    Arnie Roth - strings
    Albums include 'Fresh Aire I-VIII (1974-2000),' 'Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (1984),' 'A Fresh Aire Christmas (1988),' 'Yellowstone (1989),' 'Christmas in the Aire (1995),' 'Christmas Live (1997),' 'Christmas Angel (1998),' 'Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse (1999),' 'Christmas Extraordinaire (2001),' 'American Spirit (2003),' 'Romantic Melodies (2003),' 'Halloween (2003)' and 'Christmas Celebration (2004)'
    Their signature sound is loud, obnoxious synthesizers.
    They call themselves 'an 18th-century classical rock group' (whatever that is).
    They play a lot of cheesy New Age music.
    They are pigeonholed as a Christmas-themed group.
    Their fan base forces them to churn out Christmas album after Christmas album.
    As if the Christmas music weren't sappy enough, they also put out an album of Disney songs.
    They use ridiculous laser and mist effects in their live shows.
    Their name comes from an obscure 18th-century musical term.
    Band director Chip Davis wrote the country/novelty hit 'Convoy.'
    Their Christmas recordings are unbelievably popular.
    Their music combines electronic and acoustic sounds.
    Their roots are in the respectable 1970's prog-rock tradition.
    They have a huge following of middle-aged women and people with bad taste.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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