Bass, guitar, harmonicas, vocals. Some of the bands I've been in from 1965 - present: The Cavemen, Hellbranch Run, Blitz, Jake, Local Suburbia, Naked Tourists, Lantz and the Pinheads, Hector and the Immigrants, Swamp Johnsons, White Men with Rythm, Blue Moon, Holliday Parker Band, Stacy Lilley Band, MLC Project, The Kickstarters, Variety Pak, The Usual Suspects and the Repeat Offenders. Some of the bands I've never played in: Milli Vanilli, Captain and Tenille.
What can I say…Al. Plays tenor and soprano sax, always ready for a solo and man can he play. Plays in multiple bands from trio’s to big band to rock and dance music. He can make it sound sweet or make it sound nasty. He started playing in high school band but I am sure they could not contain him. Has played in bands throughout central Ohio for many many years. Always ready to gig!
Dave’s main influences are The Beatles, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Blues Brothers, Rare Earth, James Taylor and The Eagles. Dave comes from a long list of previous bands in central Ohio and Steubenville in his 36 years of experience. Just to name a few: MLC project, Three Below Zero, The Swamp Johnsons, Hector and the Immigrants, Mickey & Pince, Hooker, Ohio and Fancy Colors and The Usual Suspects. Full time gig is an engineer and quality manager.
Jim has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old. He still has not got the hang of it. He is most interested in making the group he is playing in sound the best it possibly can. Work hard and the opportunities will come. Make the most of every gig you play.
This is the second band he has been in that has a fabulous horn section.
Tony has been playing saxophones for over 35 years. He has played various styles of music from Jazz to rock with numerous bands, performing along the Maine coast and in the Columbus area since relocating from Maine in 1997. Tony currently performs with the big band Swing’s the Thing ( www.sttbigband.com ), Slapdash Quartet ( www.slapdashquartet.com ) and The B-Side Band.
Singer and keyboardist for The Usual Suspects, has a long musical footprint in Texas and Ohio. His Texas musical roots included solo singer/songwriter appearances and a stint as guitarist and singer with The Moneychangers, a West Texas pop and country band. Moving to Ohio in 1986, Mark continued solo work until 1992 when he became the guitarist and lead singer for One Riot One Ranger, an internationally acclaimed acoustic country and bluegrass band based in Columbus, Ohio. In 2005, Mark joined The Subterraneans, who subsequently became Yada, a Columbus-based classic rock band in which Mark plays keyboards in addition to lead and harmony singing.
Intrigued by the physics of open-end air column harmonics, Jim has wasted decades (in pursuit of perfecting the fundamental standing wave pattern) playing trombone in big bands, pit orchestras and small combos . . . (actually, his wife just wants him out of the house)
Leonard comes to the band from a “Front Mans paradise”. In the Columbus area he is known as “Mr. COSI”. You might remember seeing him doing demonstrations that raised your hair, tickled your ears with loud expanding gas, or Rat basketball. He is now gracing the stage with his great voice and entertaining audience appeal.
Greg started playing trumpet when he was 8. He has played in concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands, brass quartets, and trumpet ensembles. He is a semi-retired entrepreneur and a Serial Hobbyist (don’t ask…). He currently is a member of the New Albany Winds community band, Twisted Trumpets (a trumpet quartet/ensemble), and the Usual Suspects and the Repeat Offenders.
Animal is our percussion mascott. He keeps the time for us. When he starts to slide off his mount it's time for the band to take a break.