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lead vocals/rhythm guitar

Jamie has a wide range of musical abilities. She plays bass, guitar, drums, and piano, but she mostly sticks to vocals. She has been active in performing in shows since 7th grade with El Rey Music Center. Jamie has the ability to sing vocal-intense songs like "Call Me", but also softer songs like "Crying". Jamie's outstanding voice makes her a great addition to the band.



lead guitar/vocals

Jason formed The Difference in 2014. In High School, he participated with various groups including marching band, where he performed in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as orchestra, musical pit, and honors band. When Jason isn't playing with the band, you can catch him with Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones. Jason has worked with various groups in the area including American English. He's also a music instructor at El Rey Music Center, teaching Guitar, Drums, and Piano to many young aspiring musicians. Jason's skills as a guitarist and as a leader make him a great addition to the band! 

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Alex Burkhardt

bass guitar

Alex is one of the newer members of the group. He has been playing music for about 7 years. Starting on guitar then picking up piano and bass guitar throughout the years, he has found a passion in playing music, writing music, and now performing it live. He now attends DePaul University studying music business and hoping to find a career within the industry. Alex makes a great addition for the band with his skills that range across multiple instruments, and ability to learn and remember music for playing live. 


Nikko Gonzalez

drum set


Nikko has been playing music for over 10 years. Just like many musicians do, he started off on piano. Nikko later picked up percussion and cello in middle school. His main instruments are now drums and percussion. Nikko has been apart of the award winning Wheeling High School bands, orchestra, musical, and show choir. Early in his career, he has played with musicians such as Victor Garcia, Andrew Lawrence, Haley Reinhart and many more! Nikko studied at Harper College and is now studying Sound Recording Technology at DePaul University. With Nikko’s experience playing drums for many groups and different genres, this makes him a great fit to the band. 

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