Mid Life Crisis
Mid Life Crisis was formed in 2002 by four experienced musicians from Marengo, IA. Early rehearsals revealed that each of them were within 6 months of the same age so they adopted the fitting name "mid life crisis."
Mid Life Crisis plays tunes from the 60's to today, and interaction with the audience is a key part of the show.
From small private parties to large concert performances, Mid Life Crisis brings high energy, crowd pleasing entertainment, to any venue.
Meet the band!
Kevin (Hevvy Kevvy) Alexander (keyboard, guitar and lead vocals) - His first band started at age 13 with 4 other 7th grade classmates. This band called "The Hailstones" never really played a real gig but several members including Tim Rice went on to form the next group called "Sage" a four member group from Victor, IA. "Sage" went through many changes in personnel over its 12 year span but highlights included playing the Iowa State Fair 5 times. In 1985, Kevin started a group called "The Beer Tent Boys" who then changed their name to "Top Secret" in 1986. In 1988, Kevin moved to Cedar Rapids and formed a new band with other co-workers at WMT Radio. This band called "Flashback" fronted many big name acts including B.T.O., Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Black Oak Arkansas. "Flashback" disbanded in 1999. In 2002, "mid life crisis" was formed to perform for a variety show put on to raise money for an Iowa Valley School project and the rest is history. In real life Kevin is a part owner and Station Manager of KMRY Radio in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Vince "The Blues Man" Kimm (Guitar and Lead Vocals) - He was found playing guitar in a dumpster when "mid life crisis" came a calling. Never in a "real" band until MLC, Vince had been performing in a duo with his brother as well as solo guitar and singing at private engagements for many years. Commonly referred to as "The Blues Man" Vince has a love for the blues. In real life, Vince is in the engineering for Iowa County Roads Department.
Tim "Bassdaddy" Rice (Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals) - He skipped a day of school in jr. high to buy and learn to play guitar. Just so happens it was the same day he first joined the "Hailstones" band. Tim played many different instruments throughout high school including guitar and bass guitar in jazz band. He along with a couple other members, went on to form the group "Sage". In 1982, Tim began playing guitar for a group called "Jadestone". Tim along with Kevin Alexander started a DJ service called Crystal Clear in 1986 and eventually picked up the bass guitar again when "mid life crisis" formed in 2002. In real life Tim is the paper buyer for American Color Graphics.
John "Bonham" Burnham (Drums and Cowbell) - Born and raised in Sparta, Wisconsin. He received all state honors for percussion four years in a row in high school band. In 1976 he moved to Iowa and soon started play with local bands. They included Sage, No Spokes, Top Dog and Relaxed Fit. While with the band No Spokes John was credited as drummer for the bands self-produced record "Way Big" and opened for several national acts. In 2009 John became a member of the MLC rhythm section. He has also found time to raise a family of 5 and work at Amana/Whirlpool as a Lab Technician.
Christine Hatfield (Lead Vocals and Percussion) - Christine is a driving force behind the latest version of MLC. She provides the youthful spark that keeps all of us old guys on our toes. A recent mother, local insurance company sales associate and a life long resident of Marengo. Her phone number is only available on a need to know basis. ;)