We’re working hard to be the BIGGEST little band IN THE WORLD (or Rochester, whichever comes first). That’s a pretty serious goal. However, one thing you should know…we are very serious about not taking ourselves very serious. With full-time “real jobs”, responsibilities and the everyday routine, we perform in JUMBOshrimp to have FUN making music & new friends. And while we’re at it, we’re committed to making sure you’re enjoying yourself as much as we are. Whether we’re playing at Johnny’s, b-side, TP’s, Mulconry’s, The Beer Hall, Bar Louie, Marge’s (or any of our other favorite haunts), or performing on bigger stages like the Fairport Music Festival, we simply want to make sure we are ALL having a good time!
And if you’re lucky, Danc’n Todd will be there, showing why he’s known as “the best d*@# dancer in the 585!”
Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Check out our calendar. Join us at a gig. As always, we won’t take any breaks – so grab a tambourine, dance on the bar, jump in the sand … whatever you want – we’ll keep playing until they turn out the lights. Thank you for the last 14+ years. Let’s have another round of 14+… years that is ;o)
TOM – Guitar, Vocals Tom grew up in the Megatropolis of Hudson Falls, NY. He was born into a very musical family and has had classical vocal training. Although he’s tried to destroy all evidence, Tom was an active member of his high school Drama Club, even taking on lead-roles in several musicals. SOME (very few) would say he was the inspiration for Troy Bolton.
On their first Christmas as a married couple (1996), his wife bought Tom his first guitar, creating a monster. Yes, he’s heard, “Hey, you look like Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts.” However no, Tom doesn’t play any of Rascal’s songs. JUMBO isn’t his real name, but calling him JUMBO is just fine.
Tom plays a Takamine FD360SC/Martin HD28/Gretsch Hawaiin G-3100. His first guitar, “The Original” was an Oscar Schmidt OG-2M.
IAN – Drums, Percussion
Ian was born in Brooklyn, NY but was raised in Carmel, NY (aka: “Mayberry RFD”). He started playing drums at age 5. His first kit was a Mickey Mouse drum set he received for Chanukah…yes, Chanukah. He stands while playing barefoot. He says it helps him to appear taller. Yes, he’s heard, “You look like Billy Crystal” his entire adult life! No, Ian is not bald, he just likes wearing baseball hats. He says it’s easier than having to style the “Jew-Fro”.
Ian plays a drum kit of his own creation, dubbed the “Clamsteamer.”