Demo Singers

Many of the demos you hear on the AVAILABLE TRACKS page are from the actual performance at the pageant where they were performed.  (Local, State, or National)  Also featured are demos recorded specifically for this website by former contestants.  Listed below are a few of their names, bios, and photos. Enjoy!

 

Shelby Ringdahl

Shelby is the most recent singer to join the ranks of those that have recorded demos for Bill. She is excited to be starting her musical career in New York city. Just recently a graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Business, she has recently been performing all over the country as a member of the prestigious USO Show Troupe, in Off Broadway’s, Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton), and the Texas regional premiere of Catch Me If You Can (Cheryl Ann/Ensemble). She has done vocal concerts with Jason Roberts Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, Donna McKenchnie, The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinati Pops. Shelby was Miss Missouri, 2013, and won two preliminary Talent Awards along with being named the overall talent winner at the Miss Missouri Pageant. She finished in the Top 12 at the Miss America Pageant. We look forward to her return to Kansas City to do more recording. A few of her demos of note are: Yesterday, My Man, Defying Gravity and Happy Days are Here Again, plus numerous others. (You will recognize that wonderful voice) Shelby can be reached at: www.shelbyringdahl.com

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Kim Kircher

Kim has been singing in Kansas City for over 30 years. She got her start performing as a singing waitress at Tiffany’s Attic Dinner Theatre.  She became Miss Kansas City with the Miss America Scholarship Program in 1988 and was 4th RU to Debbye Turner, Miss Missouri 1989/Miss America 1990. Kim won talent at the Miss Missouri Pageant every year she competed.  She has produced and performed in various state pageants and continues to do blocking and presentation work with Miss America contestants. Many state title holders preparing for the Miss America seek out Kim’s expertise in their vocal blocking and stage presentations.  In 1995 she produced her first CD (Red Ribbon Diaries) with AMFAR (The American Foundation For AIDS Research) which raised over $100,000.00 for research towards that disease. In 2000 Kim joined the popular Motown band “Souled Out”. This band performed throughout the Kansas City area as well as Lake of the Ozarks. From 2004 to 2006 she could be heard performing in the Bar Natasha Cabaret Show’s with long time piano partner Bill Wolfe. Most recently, Kim just completed her DNP (Geriatric Internal Medicine Hospitalist) and is employed full time at an area hospital. One of those VERY talented and VERY smart pageant gals.  A few of her demos include: Art is Calling for Me, Funny Valentine, and a New Life. For booking information contact Bill Wolfe.
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Kaley Schwab

Kaley is from AR, but resides in Nashville, TN.  She was a Pre-lim Talent winner and 4th RU in the 2009 Miss TN Pageant and finished in the top 10 in the 2010 Pageant. She is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. An extremely talented singer and performer, Kaley would love to pursue a career in the music business.  She recently has started a consulting business to guide contestants in all aspects of their prep, specializing in talent. She has full access to Bill’s library of music and knows how to pick the right song for the individual contestant. If you are in the TN, KN, or VA regions of the country, Kaley would be a great resource for you to utilize.  A few of her demos include: Big Time-Dance, (which has already been heard on the Miss America stage when Miss MI 2008 danced her way all the way to the top 7 in Las Vegas at the Miss America Pageant) American Trilogy, and  Gold.  Kaley’s contact info is:  KaleySchwab.com.
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Jessica Scott

Jessica is a very versatile, talented singer from Georgia.  In her participation with the Miss GA Program she won numerous talent awards, along with placing as a top ten finalist twice. She has performed with the prestigious University Singers of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and graduated from CSU with a degree in Exercise Science.  She has stayed involved with the pageant program and  does talent work with contestants in the AL and GA area. A few of her demos include: Somewhere, You’ll Never walk Alone, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. If you would like contact information for Jessica please contact Bill Wolfe, or Lasting Impressions in Columbus, GA.
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Tracy Distefano

Tracy has performed coast to coast and internationally for over 20 years.  As a pageant contestant in Nebraska, she won several talent and swimsuit awards and placed as 1st RU.  Professional experiences have included working for Norwegian Cruises, Princess Cruises, Opryland and Disney Productions.  She has also starred in numerous regional theater productions including Grease, Dreamgirls, Joseph, Chicago, and the Drowsy Chaperone. She has worked with Director/Choreographer Danny Teeson (DYAO Judge-Oxygen channel) to produce several original productions. Tracy also has had the opportunity to perform with Warren Buffet, (he plays a mean ukulele) and open for Lionel Richie in Las Vegas and Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. A few of Tracy’s demos include: Home, You Don’t have to Say You Love Me, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
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Other singers that have provided demos, but bios have not yet been posted are: 
Madison Chambers, Jocelyn Weyer, Taylor Blackwell and Brooke Pope.

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