Providing the pulse to the rock-solid rhythms of Chasing Mabel, drummer Scott Hearley has played the timekeeper's role for numerous bands in the Upper Midwest, including underground alt-rock favorites, Lampshade Honey.  Following a 10-year hiatus from the music scene, Scott spent 6 years with the Polly Baker Band before establishing the heartbeat of Chasing Mabel.

CHUCK BACKUS - Bass / Vocals

At home in the deep end, bassist Chuck Backus injects the Chasing Mabel groove with workmanlike-precision and blues-inspired passion.  With a gig resume that has taken him across the United States, Canada and Mexico, Chuck keeps Chasing Mabel tight in the corners and hell-bent on the straightaway.



Keyboards / Guitar / Vocals

A veteran of numerous regional groups, including the Polly Baker Band and Baby Feet, Bill Goodrich adds a wealth of experience to the Chasing Mabel line-up. As a consummate professional who is equally proficient on guitar, keyboards or behind a microphone, Bill's ear for arrangements and feel for orchestration are key components in Chasing Mabel's sound.


Lead Vocals

Sara Zale commands center stage. With an intricately nuanced voice that channels the excitement and spirit of the 1990s, Sara's onstage exploits never fail to draw large crowds and rave reviews. A former member of the band G-String Theory, Sara's captivating stage presence provides the focal point of Chasing Mabel performances.


SHAUN O'MEARA - Guitar / Vocals

A gigging guitarist since the age of 16, and a former touring musician who has shared the stage with such luminaries as jazz icon, Babatunde Lea, Shaun O'Meara is a well-respected member of the music community.  Although no longer performing onstage, Shaun continues to be a driving influence on the music of Chasing Mabel.

Chasing Mabel Emeriti



TRAVIS REEVES - Road Manager / Sound Tech.

2015 - 2017

MARK VANINGAN - Sound / Lights

Recognized as one of the leading sound technicians in the Upper Midwest, Mark Vaningan of Advanced Audio Systems has shared his considerable talents with Chasing Mabel since 2018.  While seldom seen in the spotlight, Mark is responsible for making Chasing Mabel sound like Chasing Mabel.


Joining Chasing Mabel in 2022, AUSTIN GOODRICH brings a fresh perspective to the lead guitar slot.  A gifted keyboardist and songwriter, Austin is an active solo performer in the Upper Midwest.