Spare Change Trio

Manager: 414-313-4893

This Milwaukee-based group, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian Yidaki (didgeridoo) into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.

In 2017 Spare Change Trio was fortunate to share the stage with Mike Love and the Full Circle Band at Collectivo's Back Room in Milwaukee and the iconic Schuba's in Chicago. They closed out the year touring with Dustin Thomas at favorite venues in the mid west. Their summer festival season included sets on the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard stage at Summerfest, The Family Gathering, and Wookiefoots Shangri-La at Harmony Park.

~The Trio~

-Casey Stokes

Guitar and Vocals

Playing most instruments with the soul of an accomplished artist, Stokes explodes when he is playing his guitar. Extremely gifted is an accurate way to describe his intuitive playing. He flows effortlessly between genres and styles, leaving masses of awe-struck fans in his wake.

-Sam Elliott

Bass Guitar, Yidaki (Didgeridoo) and Vocals

Determined to entertain the masses, like his idols Xavier Rudd, John Butler Trio, and Nahko Bear, Sam creates driving bass lines that dance through the scales to entice the audience to commune with the Spare Change Trio vibe. He is a master of the yidaki, (commonly known as the Didgeridoo) an Australian aboriginal root instrument, that generates a tone that is both mesmerizing and energizing. 

-Graham Brisch

Drums and Backing Vocals

Tastefully combining energetic, danceable beats with island-inspired grooves that emanate positive energy, Graham’s passion for music can be seen in his uncontrollable smile when he plays. His attention to detail allows him to bring an accomplished and seasoned finish to the Trio's sound.

Thanks to DeWook Photography for sharing these awesome photos of Casey, Sam, and Graham.