The Take Fives - Mercer Island, WA
Clockwise from lower left.
Doug Holloway, John Soltero, Don Soltero, Mike Whalen, Mike Soltero

The Take Fives
Mercer Island, Washington
1961 ~ 1964


Doug Holloway ~ Drums
Don Soltero ~ Bass
John Soltero ~ Guitar
Mike Soltero ~ Guitar
Mike Whalen ~ Vocals

The Take Fives was formed by the Soltero brothers in 1961.  Drummer Doug Holloway and singer Mike Whalen were added in 1963. They did a lot of Ventures tunes and standard Northwest band tunes.  They performed at many parties and dances around Mercer Island and Seattle.
John Soltero went on to play in Bluebird.  Don Soltero is now a dentist in Bellevue.  Mike Soltero resides in California and is a neuro surgeon.

Dave Baroh, November 2001

Mike Soltero of the band Take Five is a Cardiac Surgeon in Northridge California.  He operated on the sportscaster Chick Hearn.

Alan Stein, DDS, April 2004

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Last Update:  15 May 2005
Credits: Dave Baroh, Mike Soltero, Alan Stein
Band # 288