Bold, sassy and classy, soft and serene, and a bit of everything in between, Amy McFarland is the band's featured vocalist. With an arresting stage presence, Amy’s heartfelt performances command attention. Twice nominated for a Cammy Award as best rock vocalist in Cincinnati, Amy has also appeared on several radio and television programs including frequent visits with WLW’s Gary Burbank on “Blues Fridays.” Amy also performs with the bands Trinity and Chasing Amy, and she performs jazz with Billy Larkin.
Mark Clifford is a key ingredient in the Arrangement's sound. He possesses the kind of unfailing musicality that can only be developed with decades of professional experience. A Pittsburgh native, Mark has been performing since early childhood. At 13, he began his professional career with the Clifford Trio, doing weddings and private functions. At 19 he went out on the road, working the hotel circuit and performing specialty shows. He spent several years in San Diego, where he founded a show band (featuring San Diego Chargers Lynden King and Kellen Winslow), did studio sessions, and worked on the Merv Griffin show. Mark has opened for country artists including Alabama, Porter Wagner, and Hank Williams Jr. Mark also performs with Unscheduled Flight and The Hot Rod Project and does studio work.
Rock solid, groovy and tasteful, Marc Hoffman holds down the low end for the Arrangement. After picking up the bass at 16, Marc quickly absorbed the styles of his heroes, Duck Dunn (Booker T. and the M.G.’s), John McVie (Fleetwood Mac), James Jamerson (Motown), and Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos). Since then, his musical journey has taken him as far as Greenland, and through 18 states in the US. Marc opened for national acts including Bo Diddley, Edgar Winter, and Joe Bonamassa. Marc also performs with the Brad Hatfield Band and Wendy Lee Oakley.
What do you get when you layer Americana roots, blues and country influences over solid classical and jazz training? Our multi-talented drummer, Kevin Shaffer. An experienced studio and touring musician, Kevin has opened for many national acts, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Badfinger, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Jefferson Starship and Percy Sledge. Locally, his career spans almost three decades and includes two CAMMY wins with the band Elaine and the Biscaynes. Kevin studied with Dave Fishlock, principal percussionist with the Cincinnati Symphony, as well as jazz drummer Jimmy Green. When he’s not playing with Amy and the Arrangement, Kevin maintains a singer/songwriter performance schedule with Trinity.
Soulful, melodic and tight, Greg Van Scoy lends his lead guitar to the band. Greg's unique style is founded in his diverse musical tastes. His influences include guitar giants from an array of genres, including blues legends Anson Funderburgh and BB King, jazz great Wes Montgomery and bluegrass picker Tony Rice. Greg’s guitar career spans almost 30 years, beginning in Knoxville, TN, where he played for the regionally-acclaimed Swamper Greene Band. In addition to regional airplay and an extensive fan following in Nashville and Knoxville, the band received the Metro Pulse (Knoxville) Best Blues/Rock Band award. Since relocating to Cincinnati, Greg has played for a diverse array of bands including alt-Americana band, The Outliers. He is a founding member and frequent guest guitarist of the Big Trouble Blues Band.