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Dick Van Dyke – Dick began his remarkable career over fifty years ago in a record-pantomime act called The Merry Mutes, then went on to host several TV shows before starring on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdy, for which he received a Tony Award. The Dick Van Dyke Show came next, then the screen version of Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a host of other wonderfully entertaining films. Winner of five Emmy Awards, Dick completed nine seasons of the TV series Diagnosis Murder.

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Bryan Chadima – Bryan Chadima is a writer, musical director, arranger, and singer. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Western Michigan University. He has toured nationally and recorded albums with numerous vocal groups and shows including Blind Man's Bluff, Gold Company, Chicago Voice Exchange, Ac Rock, Vybration, Vox Lumiere, and The Three Waiters. His musical directing credits include Klub Kokomo and Baby It's You. Bryan arranges most of the material performed by the Vantastix. He is releasing his solo album this fall and his original music can be found at: www.myspace.com/bryanchadima.

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Eric Bradley – Eric's road to Los Angeles began in Connecticut where he grew up, then at the University of Miami where he studied music, film, and television, and then to Chicago where he started his professional career honing his skills as a vocalist and voice-over actor. Eric now enjoys a career as a studio singer in LA. His recent film and TV credits include The Simpsons Movie, Spiderman 3, Blades of Glory, King Kong, The Break-Up, World Trade Center, Superman Returns, Nacho Libre, Polar Express, Enchanted, Beowulf, I Am Legend, 7th Heaven, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, and the Academy Awards. No stranger to a cappella, he sings with jazz sensation Sixth Wave, the 2001 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions.

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Mike Mendyke – An MIT graduate and former NASA engineer with degrees in aerospace engineering and music, Mike believes every vocal group should include at least one rocket scientist. After eight years in the defense industry, he left his day job and began recording albums and touring the US and Japan with vocal group Five O'Clock Shadow. A longtime advocate of vocal music, Mike is a past board member and former treasurer for The Contemporary A Cappella Society. Now living with his family in Portland, Oregon, Mike runs an online marketing business and music distribution service. But he's always ready to answer the call and fly to LA for the next great Vantastix adventure.

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