PolkariOty
BAND MEMBERS
Scott "Humble Servant" Benson: Guitar, drums, banjo, vocals.  He has
a versatile music background having played and recorded with several polka bands
including Richie Yurkovich and also the  Frankie Bucar and  Ray Ahlgren bands from
Minnesota.  He is a member of the popular Marshfield, WI based group “Whoz
Playing” and was a founding member of the local  50’s-60’s group, the “Atomic
Tailfins”.  Scott also worked as a drummer-vocalist with Eau Claire based groups
“Redwing” and country-rock act, “The Marshall` Star Band”.   He also did studio
recording for the “Mike McIntyre Band”.
Richie "The King" Yurkovich: Accordion, button box, vocals,
midi effects
.  He has had his own band, for over 30 years, recorded 24 albums,
owns his own recording studio, hosted many tours in the U.S. and abroad and has
performed across the United States including more than 70 shows in Branson,
MO.  In 2001 he was inducted into the
Ironworld Polka Hall of Fame.  With his
accordion, bass and midi effects, he gives the band the sound for which they are
known.
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Richie Yurkovich has been providing music for polka fans for over 40 years.
From the very beginning, The "Richie Yurkovich" band has consisted of
very talented  musicians who have brought individualism, character and class
to the band.
Meet the Band:
Karl "Mr. Ass" Wallin:  Banjo, Guitar &
Vocals
. Karl has performed with a variety of bands,
including country, 50's, rock, blue-grass and of course
polka showcasing his talents as a musician and
performer!!
Gabe "The Queen" Yurkovich.  Drums, Vocals.  Gabe (Gabrielle) has
been a member of our band since the 1970's as either the full time drummer or
filling in when needed.  Her main instrument in high school was the saxophone and
played that many times in the early years of the band.  Her out-going personality,
solid beat and pleasing vocals make her a crowd favorite whenever she performs.
She has also released her own CD titled
"Beatin' It Up".  It features some of
her favorite songs and is available on our orderform page.
Other musicians who perform in the band on a part-time as needed basis include:
Rob Wernberg / Banjo, Guitar, Bass
Kevin Bixby / Drums    
Kevin Genrich / Sax, Clarinet, Vocals
Kathy Konkol / Drums, Vocals
Lynne Proksch / Drums, Vocals
Scott Koehn / Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals
Pamela Koehn / Percussion, Vocals