The Boomerangs are Mike Tentis and Jim Klas. Mike plays trumpet. Jim
plays bass. TBurns met up with them in the dead of winter. It was cold
the first time they got together. Actually, it was so cold that day that
they never met at all. They put it off until the weather warmed up and
they’ve been playing ever since.
Mike has played in bands since he was old enough to have a paper route.
He once had a stint in a band called “Yodeling Evie and Her Husband
Rusty”, so don’t underestimate his commitment to the craft.
Jim started playing bass when he found little encouragement for his dream
of playing fourth trumpet in his high school jazz band. His upright
Barker bass not only sounds great… it’s gorgeous. And, while it may be
true that the boys look good when the lights go down, the Barker is
clearly the nicest looking member of the band.