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DAVE LARRY MARTY
Bass Lead Vocal Lead Guitar
Name: Dave Nared
Musical: Bass, vocals.
Name: Dave Nared
Musical: Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals.
I started playing guitar in first grade, well over, um... forty years ago. I didn't start playing the bass until my late teens.
The first bands I was in were all the garage or basement jam bands that never amounted to much, but never stopped my
love for playing. It wasn't until I was in my teens that I started to dabble with the bass guitar. The church choir (yes I said
church choir) that I was playing guitar in at the time, needed a bass player and I figured I'd give it a shot and loved it.
When that ran it's course, I played in a local band call, "The Revolvers" that you can find information on:
http://www.clepunk.com. That was in the early 80's. By the mid 80's the bass was on the shelf again and the guitar came
back out for a few short lived bands. In the mid 90's, my daughter started playing in a trio called, "Lips 'N Fingers" with
local musicians, Tom Todd and Julie Slattery. Tom wanted to add a drummer and bass player to fill out the trio and after
several unsuccessful tries, was ready to give up on the project. But I talked him into giving me a shot on bass, since I
already knew their songs. The idea worked and we were together for a couple of years. While with "LNF", I was also
playing in a band called, "Surge" with the future lead singer for "The Grinders", Larry. After that, I was in a band called,
"DFM" with some of the remaining members of "LNF" and guitarist, Danny McGuire. "DFM" didn't last long, but it was fun.
After a brief musical hiatus, it was "time to grind". Probably one of my biggest musical influences was "Grand Funk
Railroad". I wore out my copy of their first live album and then the band that changed my whole outlook on music was,
So, thank you very much to all who come to see and hear "The Grinders"!!!!
Name: Marty Kraig
Musical: Guitar, vocals
Previous Bands: (in chronilogical order)
Off the Grid
I got into music, ironically, by losing a coin toss to my brother. The Beatles gave me my first influence when I was
about 12 or 13. However, over the years, just about everyone I jammed with, influenced me.
My first vinyl record was Dark Side of The Moon. My first 8-track was Paranoid. The first song I learned how to play
(chords), was Freebird.
It doesn't matter how fast you are or what you can play. The main thing is to play from the heart.
Music isn't a competition, it's an art.
Name: Larry Aquila
Musical: Lead Vocals (tambourine, cow-bell, whistles)
My bio is kind of short and to the point. I have been playing in bands for around 30 + years now. It’s hard to remember
the names of all the bands, the people I played with and the bars I’ve played in over the years. I know I have had much
fun playing music all my life and the experiences I’ve had. Looking back is nice but knowing I’m still at it and enjoying the
camaraderie of the guys I play with currently makes me happiest
I was influenced in the early days much by Motown music and a lot of the bands that came over during the British
invasion (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Temptations, Four Topps). These were the type of bands I listened
to when I was younger and probably had the most influence on me during that time period.