Who We Are
We are 2nd St. Sound! We are a group of people who just love to sing, and we create music that everyone can enjoy with just our voices! Do you like rock? We do that. Do you like pop? We do that, too. Country? Singer/Songwriter? Pieces from musical theater? We do all of that!
We have performed throughout Southeastern Michigan an have opened for professional acts including Foreigner. If you need an awesome performance at your office party, wedding, or street fair event, contact us! Watch a video below of a sample of something we put together when we couldn't be together to rehearse.
Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok pages to get updates and see us in rehearsal! With any luck, we'll see you in person at our next show!
2nd St Sound Videos
Meet The Talent
Amanda is thrilled to be a part of 2nd St. Sound. She has been with this group since it first started 5 years ago, when she heard about a new singing group that was starting up she knew something special was in the works. Over the years, both good friendships and good music have filled her heart. Music has always been a part of her life as her whole family are singers, some of them even in this group. Amanda feels so incredibly lucky to be able continue to sing with this amazingly talented group of people.
Amy is the shortest member of the group and usually sings the highest. She’s a "superfan" of The Office and is a terrible swimmer.
Bryan has been with 2nd St. Sound from the beginning. He is a middle school science teacher who loves his family, music, and the stage! He is the president of 2nd St. Sound and also the executive producer for DAG's podcast The Curtain Call. When not singing, performing, or producing the podcast, Bryan really loves to....... well there really isn't time for much else.
Chelsea is the Director of Vocal Music for Woodhaven Brownstown Schools. She is a Hufflepuff, a Pisces, and a dog mom to the best husky shepherd on the planet, Riley. Most of her day is filled with music, but when it's not you can catch her reading, baking, bullet journaling, napping, and collecting even more crystals and candles.
Cortney is a Hufflepuff and a Virgo. She is a student at University of Michigan, and works two jobs that keep her more than busy. Even when the days become harder than she'd like, this group and its people help to take her mind off of it. Between the many things in her life, she loves to crochet, read, and spend time with her cats, Possum and Oreo!
Cameron is a General Manager at Taco Bell who believes in the power of humanity. He is thankful to be a part of such a special group who is not only talented but also patient and welcoming. He is a practicing Catholic who enjoys spending time with his friends and family when not at work. Also giving Cameron fruition includes playing the piano, singing & dancing, never taking himself seriously, staying involved in his community where he works in Flat Rock, and being there for those who need it.
Gerald Hymer is currently the Director of Vocal Music at Wyandotte Public Schools, is the Co-Director of the Wyandotte Academy Youth Choir, and is also the Music Director at St. Stephens Church in Wyandotte. Basically music is all he really knows how to do. When he is not singing or teaching, which is a rare moment, you can find him spending countless hours on his PC, playing Magic the Gathering with his friends, sleeping, or spending quality time arguing with his cat named Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Matt Van Houten
Matt sings the low notes. He's a dog dad, Hufflepuff, and enjoys long walks on the beach.
Melanie has been so happy to serve as the Music Director. She has been a part of the group since it's inception and is truly amazed by how far they've come. When she's not working on music, Melanie loves reading, snuggling her pups, and being a Hufflepuff! She cannot believe that she is friends with THE former Downriver child star, Sam Ramirez. When words fail, music speaks.
Rachel is the proud mom of 2 girls and a proud Hufflepuff. She grew up in Livonia and has been singing and performing since she was little. Besides constantly singing, her hobbies include: crafting, cooking, and baking with her kids. She is currently working as a server and bartender in Wyandotte. She is also a major advocate for the mental health community and is working towards her long-term goal of opening a community resource center for the Downriver and Detroit communities. She says this group has helped her immensely as an outlet to help keep her sanity as a working mom. She is greatly looking forward to future performances with the group.
Sarah is an English Language Arts teacher at Brownstown Middle School. She loves cats, gardening, reading, and binging TV shows. Her Hogwarts House is Ravenclaw, and Belle is her favorite Disney princess because she’s the only one who is brunette and bookish.
Tamara is a proud mom, Slytherin, and private music instructor. Some of her favorite pastimes include shopping, watching Korean dramas, and doing home projects.