Audron Bourgeois, Sr. ( “Poochie”) - Trumpet, Vocals, Brass Instruments
A member of Na Na Sha since the beginning (all but three years due to work obligations). Poochie began his music career at age 10. Inspired by his father who was a trumpet player, he began playing the cornet and has since learned to play most of the brass instruments. During his music career, Poochie has played with various groups including The Saints, The Ascensions, The Blue Notes, The New Blues, Last Chance, The Alley Cats, Bits & Pieces,Choices, Machine and Greg Brignac's "All Stars" to name a few. When asked what were the highlights in his music career his response was “Too many to mention, although one of the biggest thrills was having the opportunity to play in the same group as my oldest son (for a while) who is now a former member of Na Na Sha along with guys, cousins and close friends that I've been playing music with for the last 45+ years." Poochie is also a member of the St. Mark's Na Na Sha Ensemble.
Patrick Sanchez (“the Kid”) - Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar
A member of Na Na Sha from the beginning, Patrick began his music career at 12 years old when he first began playing the guitar. He has since learned how to play the bass guitar and his voice has matured to be one of the finest and most powerful in the south. Patrick has performed with several local groups including the Blue Notes and the Alley Cats. Patrick is proud to be a member of the St. Mark’s Na Na Sha Ensemble, which consists of six Na Na Sha members and three former Na Na Sha members. Pat is also the husband of Na Na Sha’s keyboard player Patricia.
Patricia Sanchez (“Pat the Cat”) - Piano, Keyboards, Clarinet
A member of Na Na Sha from the beginning, Patricia began playing the piano at age 9. She began playing the organ for her church at age 10, and has continued playing for adult and/or youth choirs for the past 40 years. Being a part of Na Na Sha since the beginning has been a big highlight in her life. Patricia is proud to be a member of the St. Mark's Na Na Sha Ensemble, which consists of six Na Na Sha members and three former Na Na Sha members. Patricia is the proud wife of Na Na Sha’s singer Patrick.
Ralph Daigle - Guitar, Vocals
One of the original members of the Na Na Sha band, Ralph began playing guitar when he was 12 years old. A short time later, he began playing and singing in church and continues to play today as a member of the St. Mark's Na Na Sha Ensemble along with most of the rest of the Na Na Sha band. Unlike most of the other band members, Ralph did not play regularly in a band prior to joining Na Na Sha. This was due primarily to his working "shift" in one of the local chemical plants. Aside from just the enjoyment of playing music, Ralph enjoys playing before the (sometimes) large crowds and having the opportunity to see, hear and meet some well-known groups and musicians in person. Although the traveling can get tiresome, it has given Ralph the chance to see many places in Louisiana and neighboring states that he would otherwise probably not have seen .
Randy Bourgeois (“Bee Bop”) - Drums & Percussion
A member of Na Na Sha from the beginning, Randy began his music career at age 5 when he picked up his first guitar. At age 8 he started playing the drums and has been playing drums since. In addition to performing with Na Na Sha, Randy has played with several local groups including Gateway to Soul, and Southern Boogie. Randy’s biggest highlight has been seeing Na Na Sha grow from a hometown band to a regionally known group. Randy is also a member of the St. Mark's Na Na Sha Ensemble.
Randy (Poose on the Loose) Gautreau
Randy Gautreau (“Poose”) - Guitar, Vocals,MC
A member of Na Na Sha from the beginning, Randy’s music career began at age 15 when he first began playing the guitar. He played with "The Loners" in the late 60's and early 70's. He does all the announcing and emcee (MC) work for the band. He is one of the three lead vocalists and plays some rhythm guitar. Traveling throughout the South, performing for conventions, fairs and festivals, fundraisers and Casinos has been a great experience over the past 27+ years.
Watching the crowds enjoying the old "Great" music from the 50's and 60's , meeting new and exciting people and performing with and/or at the same venue as legendary entertainers from the 50's 'til today will never get old.
It is still hard to believe that this group began at our local Catholic Church fair (St.Mark's) in Gonzales, La. as a "skit" for a church fundraising event and we are still "going strong" after all these years!!! Randy is also a member of the St. Mark's Na Na Sha Ensemble.
"May the great old "Rock and Roll" music of the 50's and 60's never die!!!!!"
Mike Lambert ("Boo Boo") - Tenor and alto saxes, Vocals
A member of the Na Na Sha group since 2003. Mike began playing saxophone at the age of ten in the St. Amant Elementary School Band and continued playing through high school. He has been a member of many local groups such as Southern Boogie, The Rhythm Kings, The Soul Crackers and more including the Johnny Allen Band.
Mike joined the United States Air Force shortly after graduating from East Ascension High School in 1975 and played tuba in the Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
When asked about the highlights of his musical career, his response was simply that he " loves the saxophone!!".
Mike would like to extend thanks to his wife Bettye, his children, grandchildren, friends and the fans. Their support has made entertaining a blessing and a "blast"!!!!