We have a lot of awesome concerts coming up this Summer. Most are free and all ages. We are still playing clubs and private events, but here are some other places you can catch us. Thanks for all your support!
(Full schedule here)
06/01/13 : City of Erie Summer Concert
06/15/13 : 29th Street Mall, Boulder
06/20/13 : *Do at The Zoo, Denver Zoo
06/21/13 : Orchard Town Center Concert, Westminster
06/28/13 : Rock Bottom Concert Series, LODO
07/09/13 : Crescent Amphitheatre, Englewood
07/10/13 : Band on the Bricks, Boulder
07/13/13 : Loveland BBQ, Bands & Brews, Loveland
07/26/13 : First & Main Summer Concert, Colo Springs
07/31/13 : Elway's Concert Series, Cherry Creek
08/03/13 : Larimer County Fair
08/17/13 : *Crawl For Cancer, Denver
09/05/13 : *Ragnar Relay, Cooper Mountain
09/07/13 : Superior Chili Fest, Superior
09/14/13 : Summerset Festival, Littleton
*Need to buy tickets/register for this event
Sometimes this business is crazy. Last week, our guitar player Mick broke his arm. He is out for a few weeks. I have never cancelled a show in this band, and did not want to start now. The show must go on.
Our friend Brian has stepped in and done a brilliant job covering guitars and bass. I am playng guitar as well (my time as guitarist for the metal band Moore is paying off).
Last week we did a show for Mountain Dew and Breckenridge. It was a super cool venue called The Riverwalk Center. We took a couple pics. It is nice being on such a big stage
Things have been so busy lately, but in a good way. Lot's of cool shows and I have been integrating a new sound system for the band. Amy and I managed to get away to Florida for a
few days. Here are a few pics. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you big!
We just posted our 2013 schedule. 75 shows so far. More to come. Our official schedule is at www.eightiesband.net/calendar.
It will always have the most current information. We are very fortunate to be booked so much. If you have seen us in the past, we truly appreciate YOU! Hope to see you in 2013.
I also wanted to mention...Almost 18 years ago, I adopted a kitten. I named him Calvin. He has been with me every single day since then. In October, he was diagnosed with severe kidney
failure. We gave him the best medical care around, and a lot of love. As a result, he had a great few months. He recently took a turn for the worse. On Christmas Eve, he died peacefully
in my arms. I am heartbroken. I want to thank Amy for helping me take care of him. We had to give him fluid injections 3 times a week, and I could not have done it alone.
I also want to thank God for being with me during this difficult time. I made a little tribute video for Calvin to honor a life well lived. He will be missed very much.
It has been a while since I updated. Last month, we flew to Tampa to play at the RNC. We are not a political band, but we were excited to bring our show to Florida and witness such a huge event. We played the 2008 RNC in Minneapolis, so it was cool to be back.
A few weeks ago, we played a wedding for Warren Buffett's family. Sometimes I cannot believe the things we get to do in this band.
Congrats to my friend Fes, who just signed with the Chicago Bulls. Nice job! Here are some band pics from the last few weeks.
In the last month, we have been fortunate to play for over 30,000 people! If you came to Loveland, Erie, Boulder, Commerce City, Westminster, or any other show this month, thank you VERY much. You have made this our best Summer ever! Here are a few pics from the recent shows:
Here is a video clip of us on the jumbotron at The Colorado Rapids game on July 4. It was so cool!
Things have been very busy, but very good. Amy and I went to Maui for a week. Now the band is in full Summer schedule mode. We recently played a big event at The Denver Zoo that was awesome. We also just played at Sports Authority Stadium (home of The Denver Broncos). Amazing settings. We have SO MANY cool shows this Summer. Most of them are free, and all of the outdoor shows are all-ages. We would love to see you :-)
Things are about to get really busy for That Eighties Band. We have a ton of shows coming up this Summer that will bring us to a lot of cool places. Tomorrow we are playing a new venue called The Rex. Tickets sold out for it a month in advance! So cool.
Mile High Feedback did a really nice review of That Eighties Band at a recent show. You can check it out here.
Congratulations to my friend Kyrylo Fesenko for signing with The Indiana Pacers! He is an awesome guy and a great supporter of That Eighties Band. He took Amy and I out the night before he left. We will miss him, but are SO excited for his future. Good luck Fes!!! You can read about his signing here.
I finally finished editing a few new videos of the band. One is a 60 second commercial type video. The other one is a longer live video. I hope you like them!
60 SECOND PROMO VIDEO
Happy New Year! I have not done a good job updating here lately. We have been so busy playing, and doing a LOT of behind the scenes stuff as well. It's all good, but I sometimes run out of time. Here are some highlights since I last wrote…we played a corporate party for Google. We did an awesome NYE show in Denver for 3,000 people. I doubled the size of our sound system. Now we can be REALLY LOUD if we need to. On NYE we met Kyrylo Fesenko, who is an NBA player. He has come to a few shows, came to a party at my house, and even took me and Amy to a Denver Nuggets game. All this reminds me that we truly have the best job in the world.
2012 is looking like it will be an amazing year. I just posted about 75 shows for 2012! There will be more to come. Hope to see you out there!
It has been way too long since I update this. Here is what has been going on in my world...We had the busiest Summer ever. So many great shows! One standout was we got to play Sports Authority @ Mile High, home of The Denver Broncos.
Things stay busy the rest of the year. This Saturday we are playing THE biggest Halloween party in Colorado. They expect it to sell out (over 6,000 people). We headline at The Hyatt. It should be amazing!
Amy and I went to Oregon a little while ago to take a break. We did a tour of the lighthouses. Not something I would normally do but it was beautiful. Here is a video I made.
08/12/2011 Last week, we were hired to play a private party in Aspen for OWNER of The Kansas City Chiefs. It was a birthday party for his wife (former Miss USA). They were so nice. What a cool experience! It is not every day
we get to meet and perform for someone who owns an NFL team. Here is a pic from that night.
Jani Lane, the singer from the band Warrant died today. I never met him, but I thought he was a very talented and underrated musician. He pretty much wrote all the Warrant stuff when he was in the band. He
had a really good voice as well. It was tough watching his downward spiral as he seemed to struggle with alcohol the last several years. Very sad. He will be missed.
We did a show on The Pearl Street Mall in Boulder yesterday. It is their "Band On The Bricks" concert series. We have played it a few times. It is so awesome. Boulder is a great music town.
I wanted to show you what it looks like from our perspective. Here is a little video shot from the stage last night. Wow! We are so fortunate to be able to play for such great crowds. Thank you!
07/20/2011 I wanted to tell you about our new video.
I just finished editing it today. It is from one of our live shows this year in Denver. Please check it out if you get a chance.
06/30/2011 It has been a while since I posted. It has been BUSY! Allow me to briefly update…We have been playing a ton. Lot’s of great shows so far for 2011, and many more to come.
We are doing a several outdoor, all-age shows. These are a lot of fun because we get to play for people who don’t (or can’t) go to bars. If you are in CO, please check our schedule,
because we are probably coming to an area near you. We have revamped the set with a lot of new songs. The thing I am most excited about is that I bought an electronic drum set for the band.
Now, we are totally electric! This allows us to reproduce virtually any sound we want. Have a great Summer. Hope to see you out there!
In my last posting, I mentioned that Adam Foote hired us for a private party. Well, he did it again.
After 19 years in the NHL, he retired on Sunday April 10. This received coverage all over the world and was a pretty big deal. Check out this video of his last game:
As this video was being shot, we were at his house setting up to play that night. The whole team was there that night, along with many other sports legends, such as Larry Walker from the Colorado Rockies.
On top of all that, they made it an 80's themed party! A number of the players came up and told us how much they like our band now. Matt Duchene and Brian Elliott even jammed a few songs with us.
There is something about hockey players...they are just the nicest guys you could meet. Adam - Thanks for letting us be a part of your huge day. It was an honor to be a part of that. This will be
a gig we remember forever. Here are some pics from the night:
The last few weeks have been amazing. I don't even know where to start...Last week I got a call about appearing on The Everyday Show on KWGN
Channel 2 in Denver. It was part of the promotion for the new 80’s movie "Take Me Home Tonight". It was very last minute but we were super excited to do it. Everyone at KWGN was awesome.
The hosts, Chris Parente and Natalie Tysdal were so nice. We got to watch Tom Martino film his show since it is in the same studio. Playing on live TV is not easy!
We had to make up new beginnings and endings to songs literally on-the-spot so that we did not play too long (or too short) over commercials, etc.
This was difficult to do and there are no retakes! All in all, I think we did OK under the circumstances. It was a great experience for us. Thanks KWGN!
Now, this next part is unbelievable! After seeing us a few weeks ago, Adam Foote hired us to play a private party for The Colorado Avalanche. Almost all of the guys were there.
Here are the main things I can tell you.
#1) Adam Foote is the most awesome dude on the planet. He is a guy who has won an Olympic Gold Medal, is the catain of The Colorado Avalance, and is most likely on his way to
the Hall of Fame. He could not have been cooler.
#2) EVERY single player on that team was so nice and down to earth.
#3) Matt Duchene rules. This guy is going to be huge.
#4) Foote and Joe Sakic used my mic, so I should probably retire it now.
It is no wonder this team has so many fans. They deserve it. We were very honored to play for some of the best athletes in the world. We are even bigger Avs fans now, if that is even possible. Here are some pics:
We just completed a new demo. We recorded it at my home studio. Technology is amazing. In the past, we would have to book time at a big studio and spent a lot of $ to record. Now, you can buy
a home recording studio for a reasonable amount. It was a pretty fun process. You can listen to the demo on our music page.
I will be going to California this weekend on vacation. It is -6 degrees in Denver as I write this, so the timing is perfect :)
It has been a while since I wrote. It has been BUSY! Lot's of cool band stuff going on. 2011 looks like it will be our best year ever. Looks like we will do something like 80 shows!
Thanks to all the people who have supported the band! Seriously, thank you.
We had a (rare) practice last night. I have to say, it is so cool to be in a band with such great musicians. Mick, Kevin and Kristin are so talented. We added a bunch of new songs, and have some other tricks up
our sleeves. It's going to be fun.
I am going to try to write here more often, so please check back when you can. I hope you are having a great new year so far.
Hey. Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have a great one. Here is our christmas card to you.
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. It was nice to take a
mini-vacation from the band and be with family. We will be all over the
place in December. I am working on the schedule for 2011 and will post all
that ASAP. Here are a few pics from my Thanksgiving. Some people ask me
what I look like off stage, without makeup, etc....Here it is :)
Halloween weekend was very cool. Trickeration sold out all 1,500 tickets. When there are that many people, sometimes it gets a little scary. People start hanging on the speakers and
trying to jump on stage. People get pushed and start falling down. It is pretty crazy, but a lot of fun.
Here are a couple of pics from Halloween. There are many more on our 2010 Picture Page.
It is amazing how many ways there are to have an online presence. As of
this writing, we have over 10,000 friends when you add up our Myspace and our
pages. That is pretty cool! I keep those pages current, but I keep the info pretty
brief. This site will always be the place to get the most detailed info on the band,
as well as get the highest quality pics, audio and video. This page is my personal and band journal.
So if you are interertsed in what I'm doing, this is the place to read it. I have been writing here since 2003!
I am not trying to be a downer, but I
need to say one other thing. This year, I told you about my Grandma Lois and my cat passing
away. Well, my step grandpa, died a few weeks ago. He was married to
Lois for over 30 years. They are together again. He was a
one-of-a-kind. Always had a smile and had a great story to
share. He will be missed.
That's all for now. Here are a couple of pics from my new camera.
Shyla died tonight. She was my cat for the last 16 years straight. I know it might not mean much to others, but it means a lot to me. I don't have kids, so my pets are like my kids…and she was special.
She was the first pet I ever had. I bought her as a kitten so long ago. I remember when I first saw her. She was 8 weeks old. She stood out from the whole pack. She was so sweet.
She was my friend. She was with me longer than anyone else in this world. Every job, every move, every everything, she was there. She was sick lately. I get so busy with work and the band and life.
Wednesday, God told me to go spend time with her. She was so frail. Vets could do nothing. I told her how much I loved her. She knew. And we both knew time was short :( I prayed that God would let me have
just one more weekend with her. To take her outside, to see, to breath, to live. Tonight I learned that God had other plans, and it breaks my heart. But I know God is good. And if that is true, Shyla is in Heaven right now. And I will see her again.
Until then, I say, "Thank you Shlya. You taught me more than you could ever know. I will miss you so much. I love you baby."
I have only written in this journal once this Summer. It has been so
busy. We did 27 shows from June-August! We literally played in
front of thousands of people at some very cool events. If you made it to any of our shows, THANK YOU.
There is a lot on my mind when we play...remembering words, guitar parts, directing the
band, etc. Sometimes it is easy to get so focused that you forget to
appreciate what is right in front of you. I have been trying to
live in the moment. More than once, I would go over to someone in the band
while we were on stage and say "Wow. Look at all this." If ever
there was a time in my life that I can pinpoint that demonstrates
how fortunate I am, and that God has a plan, it is right now. I
am very grateful. I don't know how long this band will last. Not
forever. I have been able to do so much that if it ended today, it would
be OK. However, it is not over yet! Hopefully there are many good
times ahead. I hope to see you at a show down the road.
It has been a LONG time since I wrote here. We have been very busy playing and learning new songs. Things have been going great! We have played some amazing venues. I made a
short documentary for a show we did on July 10. Hopefully it gives you an idea of the "behind the scenes" stuff that goes on. You can check it out here:
Also did a kitchen remodel at home this Summer...new stainless appliances, gas range, new cabinet hardware. Here are some pics (click for bigger pics):
I just finished up booking most of our shows for 2010. We are playing all over the place this Summer. Lot's of cool outdoor concerts. As always, you can see our schedule on our home page.
Some of you remember our old drummer Carey Lawless. Quick update...I spoke with him recently. He is doing great. He is playing drums in his church band and raising his son.
We are fostering a 5 year old Pekingese dog. I named him Blanket.
An animal rescue found him wondering the streets of New Mexico with one of his eyes hanging out :( He is super sweet and very well mannered. He is great with kids and other animals. He weights
13lbs and does shed! If you are a totally awesome person looking for a dog, or know someone who is, let me know and I can put you in touch with the adoption agency. Until then, he is very happy being a part
of my pack.
Our St. Patricks weekend was amazing. We did 3 shows in less than 24 hours. Some bands would say that is crazy, but I say if the opportunity is there, go for it. On Saturday afternoon, we played in front of a ton of
people at Jacksons Lodo. Saturday night, we headlined the Jagemeister stage at Fado. OMG. It was unbelievable. 2,000 people, plus a line to get in. Full concert production. A lot of groups never
get to play something like that in their life. We are very fortunate. It was the best! Our friend Alan took some rough video. I wish I would have recorded more but I am glad we got something.
Our first show at Baker Street Westminster last Friday was crazy. It was 100% capacity and a line to get in. Wow. Thank you guys soooooo much. We will be back there for sure. Then on Saturday, we played my good friend
Rolands birthday party. He is the coolest dude and has amazing friends. The singer from Under A Blood Red Sky came out and even jammed with us. They are
the top U2 tribute band in the country. He is an awesome guy. Check them out for sure.
This Friday, we start the St. Pats day party at Fado AT 9PM. The morning crew from Alice 105 will be there. On Saturday at 1pm we are at Jacksons,
playing on the roof after the parade. Saturday night a 9pm, we headline the main stage at Fado. This is going to be sweet. Hope to see you there!
Here are a few pics from Rols Birthday Party:
I am hosting "The Great Guinness Toast" at Fado on Friday. Guinness will be there giving out a lot of prizes. It should be cool. We go on after winners are announced. We were off last week, so I don't
have any new band pics...but I got my dog a haircut and a new shirt:
I don't know how, but my dogs Pebbles got a Facebook account last week! They grow up so fast. The feedback regarding the new web site has been great. Thank you! Also, thanks to everyone who came out to my birthday on Saturday. It was a lot of fun. A few pics are below.
It is a new, exciting year. I have just completed a major redesign to this site. I hope you like it. There are a number of changes and ways for you to interact. In addition, I just set up a Facebook site. So if you
are over there, please become a friend of ours. Thanks!
01/22/2010 This Saturday, we are doing a huge 80's Party downtown at Jackson's in Lodo. $15 to get in. 80's attire is a must! It is going to be huge. If you are on Facebok, check it out here.
Last week, we did a a show for The Loveland Police Dept. They were a really fun group. If you are ever up there, drive the speed limit, then say "hi" to my friend, Officer Rob Pride. He is a big 80's rock fan, and one of the coolest dudes I have met in a while.
On Saturday, my Grandma went to Heaven. I wrote about this very speacial lady here. She will be missed.
It is Thanksgiving this week. I think it is a good that we take time to give thanks. I try to be appreciative everyday. I think it really is a mindset people can choose...to be positive or negative. The main reason I started this band was because I love 80's music and wanted to
share that with people. It has been successful beyond anything I could have hoped for. This month we have performed for Denver Broncos players and US Congressmen. We have played weddings and people have celebrate their birthdays with us. I have made so many friends and gotten so much positive
feedback over the years. I truly feel like one of the most fortunate people in the world to be able to do this. It has impacted my life in very meaningful ways. If you are reading this, perhaps you have come to a show or supported our band. I just wanted to say "thank you". It means more to me than I can possible ever tell you. I hope you have a nice holiday.
10/27/2009 We have two Halloween shows this weekend. Friday night we are at Nissi's. As of this posting, there are a few tickets left. Saturday
night we are playing Trickeration at the Ginn Mill. It is already sold out! This is our second year in a row doing this. Last year was the most packed show I have ever played. Seriously. If you already have tickets, we will see you there.
I was in an original industrial-metal band called Disintegration Factory. In 1996, I made a documentary of us making our first CD. I had hours of footage. This week, I edited it down to about 7 minutes. You can check it out if you want.
We have some great shows this weekend. I hope you can make it out. I feel like making them loud! We had cool lighting at our last show, so I wanted to take some pics at the end of the night.
You would think my own band members would take it serious, but they don't. It was like "National Make Fun of Travis Night". Check it out and see what I have to deal with:
At the beginning of this Summer, I decided to remodel my master bathroom. It took much more time and money than I thought, but it was worth it. Anyone who has been
through this process can probably relate. I pretty much redid everything...ripped out carpet to put in new tile. Replaced vanities with
new granite-topped vanities. Built a 100% custom shower. Replaced the lighting. The end result is amazing (thanks Amy, Sharon, Mike, Brent, Thom, & Eric). I thought I'd post a few pics:
Lot's of animal stuff lately. We did a show at The Denver Zoo. Right in front of the elephants. It was one of the most unique settings we
have played in front of. A few weeks ago, we played an event for Colorado State University. I got a pic of me and the CSU mascot "Cam
the Ram". Closer to home, my dog Pebbles got hurt 6 weeks ago. Long story short, she herniated a disc in her back. It was probably a
genetic thing. After a few days in the hospital and a $1,500 bill, the vet said best case, she would slowly recover. Worst case, she would never walk
again and may have to be put to sleep :( I was a real mess. I had to keep her in confinement for 1 month. She was not allowed to walk. I
had to carry her outside to go to the bathroom every day and night and give her medicine twice a day. The good news is that after a month, she seems to
have mostly recovered. I still have to keep her calm for another month, but then she will hopefully be able to live a normal life.
Thank you Loveland for an AWESOME show last week. We did that show as a 5-piece and filmed it for an upcoming video. More info on that to come. FYI - We still mostly perform as a 4-piece, but sometimes we will be a 5-piece. We took a new promo picture before the show.
Our guitarist Mick Springfield and our drummer Kevin Coverdale are staring in a Theater Production of Fantasy Island. They wanted me to mention it here. I don't think it is the best concept, but you can decide for yourself. They will still be in That Eighties Band. Here is their new flier.
We have played some great shows lately. Chicago was soooo cool. Everything from the stage, the sound, the lights, and the crowd was just the
best. We captured some awesome photo's and video. You can check that out on our photo page. Then we went to Salt Lake City for a couple of
shows. We played for some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Then we played a party for MY high school. I got to see so many friends I
have not seen in a long time. Last week, we played the coolest show in Erie, CO. There were between 1,500-2,000 people there having a great time.
The kids there were going crazy! On Saturday, we are playing the Crawl For Cancer for the 3rd year in a row. With over 2,200 participants this year,
it is their biggest event in Denver. What a great cause. I have to tell you, I really feel like the luckiest guy in the world to be able to do all
of this. Seriously. I am enjoying every second of it.
We are in the running for Best Denver Band. As I write this, we are in 3rd place out of 160+ bands. Thank you if you voted for us. If you have not voted, we would really appreciate it if you did!
Here is a little video clip of us you might want to check out:
Wanted to update you...Kate and Rod had their baby! Jakai Matthew Hallow English. Born 7/16/09. 8lbs 8 oz, 21 in. long. They are doing all very well. Kate will be back performing with us sometime in August. When I first found out they were
having a baby, I made a prediction of what thier baby would look like as an adult (see below). After seeing Jakai, I realize I was way off. He's a real cutie!
What a tough week for the entertainment industry. Lost a lot of people lately. Performing a Michael Jackson song will never be the same :(
We are doing a rare Thursday show on July 16 near Boulder at Rythm on the Rails. It should be a lot of fun. Then on July 17th, we go to Chicago to play a HUGE event. It is the
Vernon Hills Summer Celebration. They are expecting up to 7,000 people. Past bands who played this event include Toby Keith, Rick Springfield, 38 Special, Night Ranger, Soul Asylum and Quiet Riot. It's
one of those deals where they fly us out and pay for everything, and rent all our equipment for us. I will be enjoying every second of it. We are so lucky.
I will leave you with a little comic relief. It's a video I made of my (female) dog and her favorite toy. It's rated PG-13.
This 4th of July is going to be CRAZY for us. We are doing 3 shows that day. We start at a festival in Castle Rock at 5:30.
Then we play Sporting Park for the Colorado Rapids game. This is the biggest 4th of July show
in Colorado. It is our 2nd year appearing there. Then we finish off the night with a show at Fado! We will probably play in front of close to 10,000 people that day. Should be very cool. In other news, I posted a
bunch of new pics if you want to check them out.
If you have seen us more than once, you may have noticed we sometimes have different female vocalists with us. We are changing again, so I want to give you the inside story. Our main singer Kadonna is
having a baby. She will be gone for a few months. While she is out, we will be working with two phenomenal vocalists. Tami, who also plays with our friends Boggie Machine, will be doing some shows.
We will also be working with a talented new vocalist we have known for a while named Kristen. She is doing her first show with us this weekend. Both of these singers are exceptional and will do a great job until Kadonna
I just updated our schedule. As always, you can see this on our home page. We are all over the place this Summer. Hope to see you out there!
On Sunday, May 24, we are back at A-Basin
for the 3rd year in a row. It is their biggest party of the year and should be a lot of fun. Hard to believe, but they still have snow up there. You can read an interview I did with the
Summit Daily News.
Now I must vent about American Idol. Kris Allen? Really America? Really? Adam Lambert was in another league and was soooo superior in every way. He has a much
better voice, image and stage presence. Mark my words...Kris Allen may be a nice guy, but he will fade like other past winners such as Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks. Adam Lambert with go on to be a huge rock star.
05/07/2009 Every year I say I am not going to watch American Idol. Every year I get hooked again. I have been
meaning to make my annual prediction about who will win. FYI - I have been wrong every time. It seems that Adam Lambert is by far the standout this season. If he does not win, it's crazy.
In related news, people have asked if I am related to him. Seriously. I'm not, although I would love to have his voice.
I built a new system so the rest of the band can post their news items. You can see this on our home page under "Latest News". I'd like to wish a happy mothers day to all the moms out there. You are the best.
We are honored that The American Cancer Society asked us to play a fundraiser on Friday, May 3. It is being held at Baker Street in Lakewood. They
are doing this from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. We will start at our normal time (9:45). Please join That Eighties Band and the American Cancer Society
Lakewood staff and volunteers for an evening of HOPE, friends, fun, & great music. More information is on their web site at
I want to tell you something really cool. Our friend Alan came up with a concept he is calling "World Eighties Day". It is happening on 5-3-09
(like the Tommy Tutone song 867-5309). He started it as a way to help promote us but it has quickly grown into something much bigger. Alan says
"World Eighties Day about supporting the music, style, uniqueness, and memories of the 80's, and to support those musicians that help keep that awesome time
alive." There is now a web site, Myspace and Facebook for this event. He even got a radio station on board to promote everything. Hopefully this will become
an annual event. We are super excited to be a part of this. Thanks Alan!
We are totally booked up for 2009. You can see the schedule anytime on
our home page. As scary as the economy is, I feel very fortunate that we
still get to play so much and make people happy. We are doing a lot of
weddings now. I am very honored that people want to have us play on such a
special day. Sometimes I feel like Adam Sandler in that movie "The Wedding
Singer" since we do so many of the same songs he played. Ha ha. I
wanted to mention...I just released a version of our web site for mobile phone
users. It is www.eightiesband.mobi.
If you check this site with your cell phone, it will look better and load faster there...but it looks boring from a real web browser!
During our week off I went to California for a mini-vacation. I barely
made it out of CO because we were having a major snow storm that day and many
flights were cancelled. It was nice to get away for a bit.
I hope you have a happy, blessed Easter.
Just to clarify, this Friday we are doing two shows. First show is at Fado as part of the biggest St. Patricks Day party in CO. We will be on
the Jagermeister stage from 5:00-6:30. Our friends Slacker & Steve from Alice will be broadcasting from Fado that night. Then we will be at Baker
St (DTC) from 9:00-1:00.
Been a crazy few days. Last week, one party of 150+ people came out to where we were playing to have their event. Stuff like that is so
cool...I've had a few people lately at the shows tell me they like to read this journal. Thank you! I like writing it. I had a scary event early this week.
My dog Pebbles had to have emergency surgery. She is going to be just fine.
I posted a few new pics that people sent in. If you have any pics from show you want posted, just send them to me and I'll get them up...All for now. Have a
Let me update you on what has been going on...I was interviewed by a newspaper on a story about tribute bands. You can
read it here.
The Mix 100 Valentines party was awesome. We just did a corporate party in Vail for a company based out of Paris, France. It
was on a Tuesday night and was a lot of fun.
At our last show at Baker Street DTC, it was to capacity and there was a line to get in. Wow. That was cool. Last night, I went and
saw my favorite band Cradle Of Filth. They are an extreme metal band based out of the UK. Awesome.
Kate and Rod were married last Saturday. It was a beautiful ceremony in Manitou Springs, CO. I think if all married people always remembered
the love and magic of their wedding day, things would be much better. Kate & Rod are really good people and a great match for each other. I sure wish
them all the happiness in the future. I got to babysit their pug "Huxley" for a few days. I met Kate's parents for the 2nd time (they appear in our
MN RNC video). The coolest, sweetest people. I see where Kate get's it from.
Christmas is close. I volunteered to be Santa at a local mall. It did not go well. Here are some pics of me with the kids right before I was fired.
We are playing Fado for New years Eve. It will be crazy. Pre-sale tickets are $15 per person or $25 a couple, or $20 per person at the door. Fado tells me they are going fast.
Check their web site for more info. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Below is our Christmas card to you.
Our show at Nissi's this Friday is sold out. At $14/$16 per ticket, that is really cool. Also, we are doing the Alice 105.9 Christmas party on
Dec 11. We were specifically requested by Slacker & Steve. Check out their site for tickets and more info. They are mentioning us on air all
the time so the publicity is amazing. This is going to be great!
Do you remember that comic strip called "Family Circus"? It use to be very sweet. When did it become so negative and mean? Here are a few
examples of what I am talking about:
In the Winter, my parents live in desert of California. For Thanksgiving, I flew solo to see them. Good times
SOME THANKSGIVING PICS
I have not written in a while...oops. We have been playing a LOT! That Halloween show at The Ginn Mill was out of control. 1,500 people got in and there was a line of about 300 people who could not get in
because the club was beyond capacity. What a great night. I was so busy with set up and playing that I did not get many pics, but I'll post some here. I have booked a lot of shows for 2009, so please check
out our schedule on this site. Tons more going on but I'll have to post that later.
Halloween is close. It is one of my favorite holidays. We are
doing a Halloween show at Baker St on Oct 31. It should be great.
Our friends over at The Ginn Mill have one of the best Halloween parties in the
state. Since we cannot do Oct 31, they moved it to Oct 32 aka Nov 1 :-).
It is the 6th Annual Trickeration. $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Cover includes an open bar for the evening!
We always dress up for Halloween. I usually come up with a costume
concept and we all dress that way. This year, I asked each band member to
come up with their own idea. I am afraid this idea may have backfired.
To be honest, I think their costumes are kind of weird. What do you think?
Well, I finanlly have some documentary footage I took for the RNC show we did a few weeks ago. It was hard to take a lot of video with all that was going
on, but hopefully you can get an idea of what it was like.
FULL DOCUMENTARY (10 minutes)
SHORT DOCUMENTARY (2 minutes)
I have some really cool pics and video to post. I will do so soon, but
today I need to say something else. On Saturday, I got the news that my
grandma (dads mom) is terminally ill. She had surgery this weekend.
My dad says she only has a few months left. On top of that, she has
suffered with Alzheimer's for the last few years, so it is doubtful she even
remembers me. I am grappling with that right now. It is as if I have
already lost her.
Obviously, I would not have even been born if it was not for her. She has been around as long
as I can think back. She seemed genuinely happy to see me each time I would
visit...as a little boy and as a man. She was a kind woman. She always
tried to see the bright side of everything and the good in other people. She was the
expert on our family heritage. I will remember her fondly forever. It is overwhelming how
heavy this dang life can get. God - anytime you want to take it down a notch is good with me.
But for my grandma, I will keep moving forward, being as positive as possible. Thank you Grandma
Lois for all you did for me and for all the lessons learned.
We are in the middle of doing 6 shows in a 10 day period. We do not normally play that much but we have had some amazing opportunities come up.
We headlined the last show of Summer in Aurora at the Southlands Mall last week. Great crowd and super nice people. Of course the biggest show for us is
this Thursday at The Republican National Convention. They are flying us out to Minneapolis on Thurs morning and we play that night at a huge event after
John McCain makes his speech!!! We are staying at the same hotel with bands like Smashmouth and The Blues Brothers. They are taking care of everything
(transportation, all equipment, hotel, etc.). All we do is show up and play. Here is our backstage rider. I think this is so cool!
20 Assorted soft drinks
5 Arizona Ice Tea
Mixed fruit plate for 5 people
10 pellegrino water
Cheese/lunch meat/fresh bread
12 pack of Blue Moon Beer
Coffee with cream/sugar/splenda
6 Monster Energy drinks
1/2 case bottled water cold
12 new hand towels, washed
1/2 case bottled water room temp
I will report back to you here about how it turns out. We fly back Friday afternoon and have a shows Fri and Sat night in Denver. Thank you guys so
much for supporting this band. Over the last several weeks I have met so many nice people who have emailed me or come up and told me how much they like the
band. They tell me they bring their friends. They hire us for their weddings. We even had a guy propose on stage (she said yes). It truly is amazing. There are a
million bands around and I know how fortunate we are. So if I never get a chance to tell you in person, just know that I truly appreciate it!
People have been sending me pics from the shows. Keep 'em coming. I am behind but will try to post them ASAP. For now, here are a few pics people have sent recently.
We just played a show in Loveland that I feel compelled to write about.
It was one of our biggest shows ever. I'll post pictures as they come in
but I am guessing there were around 3,000 people. But more than that
it was a very moving show for me. The crowd was diverse. There were
older people enjoying the Summer night. There was a very nice group of
people with Down Syndrome who came out to see us for the second time.
There were puppies. There were people in wheelchairs. And there were
so many children. Little 3, 4 and 5 year olds just out there jumping
around and having a great time. Some of them would come up, usually very
shy, and ask a question or ask for a picture. It was very cute. And
in that night some things became crystal clear to me...Life is beauty, pain, joy
and sadness. It can be so hard. But mostly life is good and a
precious gift. Seeing all those families reminded me...if you have a family,
you are so fortunate. Don't ever take that for granted. It is the most
important thing in the world. If you have your health on top of that, you are
golden. I want to thank the people of Loveland for letting us be a part of
such a memorable event. And I want to thank God for for showing me what He did.
Last night I made a video about 80's Power Ballads just for the heck of it. I am posting it here if you want to check it out.
The other day, my good friend Scott Haskin sent me a picture he had of me from my old band Salem Spade. I thought I'd post it here for fun.
As a reminder, we (Salem Spade) recently signed a deal with Steel Legacy Records out of Athens, Greece to release one album. The vinyl
collectors edition sold out quickly, but CD's are still available at Steel Legacy.
Speaking of past bands...Mick Springfield (guitars)and Kevin Coverdale (drums) played in a band together before joining That Eighties Band. I found a flier from
one of their past shows. I think it is kind of embarrassing, but they seem pretty proud of it. I'll post it here and let you be the judge.
The show we did for the Colorado Rapids July 4th party was amazing. It
was in the upper 90's when we went on though so it was hot! Big crowd, big
stage, big sound. We did not get to even see the fireworks show because
right when we finished, we had to fly downtown to do our second show of the
night, which happened to be right next to Coors Field. They also
have an amazing fireworks show. I did see that one and it was very cool. I
am posting some video from our show below.
I have been working with an agent out of Los Angeles and have just finalized
a show for us at The Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN on Sept
4. This is the day John McCain will be making his acceptance speech.
Regardless of where you stand politically, this is an incredible gig.
Political heavyweights and all the major news media will be in Minneapolis that
week. They could have picked any 80's band in the country and they chose
us. They are taking care of everything...flight, hotels, ground
transportation, all music equipment. I'll give you more details as it
happens. We have been fortunate to do so many cool gigs. I think
this one might be the biggest yet.
As far as everything else, I just don't know...
7/1/2008 TWO BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS! First, Mick Springfield and his wife just had their 4th child. Congrats! Second, we are
headlining the biggest 4th of July celebration in Colorado this year at the Colorado Rapids Game. We will be outside the stadium. This is a free event. We were told there will be between 5,000 - 10,000 people in the crowd! I got to get some video of this one.
We are off again this weekend. Next weekend our first show is a charity
event for Starlight
Starbright. Their mission is "Helping seriously ill children and their
families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment,
education and family activities." We are proud to give a little of our
time to this noble cause. There are a lot of great sponsors for this
In Other News : Mick has not had the baby yet, but I will let you know when he does.
Our most recent show at Baker St in the DTC was great. Our friend Alan
came out with a bunch of friends to celebrate his graduation. It was very
cool. Also, my friend Pat Stjernquist and his wife came out. I have
not seen him in years. He is the mastermind of the band Salem Spade.
I was the bass player. You may remember me
writing here recently about
Salem Spade getting signed to a small European label. It was great to
catch up with him. He is one of the nicest guys I have ever known and is a
true song-writing/guitar playing genius!
On Sunday, we did a show at A-Basin. I wrote about the details of this
show in my previous journal entry. It was really amazing. Tons of
people. I am kicking myself for not filming it. With so many people
and such a beautiful backdrop, it would have looked great. A lot of people
bring their dogs so I brought my dog "Boops" to the show. She got to hang
out on stage and watch her dad play. Some guy
brought a min-pin puppy who must have weighted 2 pounds. He had it shaking
its butt when we played "Baby Got Back". I was laughing so hard I was
unable to sing one of the verses! I had a cheap camera and was able to
shot a few seconds of the crowd when we were on break. I posted it and a few pictures below.
They give you a little idea, but nothing like actually being there.
PICTURES FROM A-BASIN
VIDEO OF THE CROWD AT A BASIN
The show at Nissi's was amazing. Teresa and the people who run it
really care about music and treat the bands great. Thanks! We
already booked some more shows up there.
This weekend we are very busy, doing 3 shows. On Sunday we will be at A-Basin for their biggest party of
the year. It is their
7th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs and Memorial Weekend Beach Party.
We did it last year and it was a lot of fun. Tons of people and you can
still ski! We will be outside facing the mountain. Definitely the
most beautiful backdrop we have ever played. I'll try and get some pics
and/or video Metromix mentioned us in an article about this event!
After this weekend, we are off for a few weeks. Our
guitar player and his wife are having their FOURTH baby! Congrats to Mick
We are doing a show at a new place for us tonight called Nissi's. They sold tickets for $12 and it has sold out. I have heard a lot of great things about this
place, so I am really looking forward to it. I posted a bunch of new pictures of friends who came out to our shows. Well, it is the political season. I think it is annoying when entertainers
give their political views, so we have always remained neutral. This year, however, I am happy to report that we have the endorsement of all the candidates. Rest assured that no matter who wins, the 80's will continue.
One of the things that has made me fulfilled in my life is to see how happy
we make people with our little band. Music is power. So many people
have come to see us and have had a truly magic time. I know nothing lasts forever, so I am really
trying to enjoy every second of this. I want you to know that I appreciate every
one of you who has come out and seen us. It really means a lot to me.
Last night we did a private event for someone who saw us at a
club a while ago and wanted to hire us. His name is
Roland and I liked him the second I met him. Just a great guy. He
did this party right. There were probably 250-300 people who paid $20 each
to come to this party. Almost all of them were dressed up 80's style.
Seeing all these people who obviously spent time dressing up for the show and
giving us so much love amazed me.
I wanted to mention a new web site called
coloradobandreview.com. The owners (Brad and Matt) happened to see us
one night and were inspired to create a web site. Again, this just blows
me away. They are some really cool dudes. You should check out their
site for sure. They did a review of us here.
I have posted some new pics on our picture page.
I'll be checking in here more often. There is a lot more going on, but I'll end it for now. Take care.
Congratulations to our drummer Kevin Coverdale and his wife on the arrival of
their baby boy today! We are very happy for them. Kevin will be away
for the next few weeks. In his place is Big Steve Van Han Halen.
This guy is a monster drummer, so we are in great hands.
A few days ago I had one of the scariest moments in my life. I was at
home watching TV I looked over and saw
one of my puppies, Pebbles, collapsed on the floor in a puddle of drool.
She was not moving and she was not breathing. We both ran to her. I
picked her up and she was lifeless. I panicked. She was chocking...a piece of broccoli.
Luckily, this was caught quickly or this could have been a disaster. So please
remember to be aware of choking hazards that your pet might find. If your
dog is part PIG like my Pebbles, make sure any food you give it is small so they
When I was in high school, I was in a heavy metal band called Salem Spade.
Our influences were bands like Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Fates Warning.
We made a pretty good impact on the underground metal scene, especially in
Europe and Asia. Several months ago, I was contacted by some fans of the
band. They are based in Athens, Greece and have a record label called
Steel Legacy Records. They expressed interest in signing Salem Spade and
releasing our back catalogue. I have been working with them to get this
released. Well, this week it came out! They are releasing it in two
stages. Stage 1 is a very limited pressing of 330 albums. Yes,
albums. The vinyl kind you spin on a record player. This release is for
collectors. After just a few days of being available, it is almost sold
out. In Stage 2, they will be releasing CD copies with bonus live video
footage. I am so honored that after all these years, a band I was in back
in high school is getting this much exposure. I want to thank Kostas
Kounadini and Panos Tsioubris for their excellent work in making this a reality.
For more information, please visit
Steel Legacy Records
I have not updated in a while. We had an amazing holiday season.
Tons of great parties. Played for a Colorado Avalanche game at The Pepsi
Center. Topped it off with a great New Years Eve at Fado. We have
been meeting a lot of new people. It is great to see familiar faces in the
crowd when we play. If you came out to any of our shows...THANK YOU SO
I recently bought a DVD digital video camera and have been playing with that.
Video is the next thing I want to pursue. There is a challenge with
putting stuff online. High-quality equals big file sizes, which makes it
difficult for people to watch online. Small files sizes are easier to
watch online, but the quality is not so good. It is a balancing act.
If you want, you can check out a little video
of That Eighties Band I just put together.
11/01/2007 That Eighties band is now endorsed by
It is a perfect match. We all drink Monster at every show. They are
the best energy drink by far in our opinion. Monster is a cutting-edge
company that does a lot of support for the music industry. We are very
excited to be working with them.
We have been playing some INSANE shows. First off, thanks to
The 80's Ski Party.
This was a group of skiers that get together every year for the biggest 80's
party around. You had to be dressed 80's to get in. We had a great
time and it was for a great cause. Please check their site for more information.
Speaking of great causes, that same day we played the the Denver
Crawl for Cancer. This was an incredible event organized by some truly
amazing people. There were over 1,300 people in the crowd and they are
really into it. It felt just like a concert. One of the coolest
shows I have ever done. Finally, we
played right across from Coors Field after the Saturday and Sunday games of the
World Series. Complete insanity. Wall to wall. Wow!
That's some of what has been going on in our world. I have a bunch of
video footage from the last few month. As soon as I get time to edit it,
I'll post it.
Some of the crowds we are playing for are insane. Case in point, Fado
this Saturday night. It was wall-to-wall people all night long.
Could barely move. And they were really into the band. We really are
the luckiest guys to be able to do this. More and more often, people come
up and say stuff like 'We come see you guys a lot and always have a great
time' or 'I saw your web site and came to check you out'. I feel bad that
I do not recognize everyone. That is a big fear of mine...not recognizing
someone who has come to see us and ignoring them. I'd never do that on
purpose. The problem is that I have the memory of a frisbee. Kevin and Mick are probably a little better.
But we are all so appreciative anytime you come to see our show. Just
forgive me if I am not the brightest bulb sometimes!
We have a new club we are playing in Aurora this Friday called
I was there once and it was pretty cool. Also, some good friends of ours
posted some new pics of the band that you can check
out. Thanks Sheila, Sara and Elli!
I went to Jim Moore's wedding last week. I use to be the
guitar player for his band Moore. Very cool group of people. The
place they had it was one of the weirdest settings I have ever seen. It
was straight out of a Rob Zombie horror movie. Creepy old dolls, skulls,
animal heads. Marilyn Manson was the band they played when walking down the isle.
Exactly what you would expect from those two!
We played in Loveland last week at it was awesome! It was like a
mini-amphitheater. The stage was surrounded by water. Fall off the
stage at this venue and you were swimming. The crowd was probably 500
strong and they were totally into it. We got a standing ovation and an
encore. I really should have filmed that gig. We will be back
though, that's for sure. We are playing all the time now. Mostly 1
nighters. The cool thing is that every night is a great crowd at a new
place. Setting up/tearing down our whole system is the down side.
This is good though. Very good. Just what I hoped for when I started
the band about 4 years ago. I'm not very good at sitting still. I
always want to make it bigger and better. I need to enjoy this now though.
My parents just bought a 2nd home in Palm Springs, CA so I went out there for a week.
I stayed 1 night in Vegas on the way out. Pretty fun and relaxing. Now back to business. I just updated our schedule for the rest of the year.
Even did a booking as far as May 2008! New club for us this Friday called Time Out Sports Bar. Then Fado on Saturday.
If you are in Denver, hope you can make it.
What a great weekend. We arrived at noon in Colorado Springs to set up
for the Martina McBride party. This was a huge production. There
were 6 tour busses and 4 semi trucks. With band, sound, lights, video,
staff and security, there were probably over 200 people involved in setting this
up. The tour manager took great care of us. We had full back stage
access, including catering and a dressing room. We also got great tickets
to the show. There were about 7,000 people there. A band called
Little Big Town opened the show and were very good. I did not know what to
expect with Martina McBride, but I can honestly say it was the best vocal
performance I have ever seen. Her voice is amazing.
After the show we went back to the VIP room to play. It was as big as most of the clubs
we play at. The crowd consisted of all the bands we had just seen on
stage. It was a bit intimidating. I was very interested to see if
Martina would stop by. There was a girl I saw that was dancing to our
stuff. After a few minutes it hit me (I am a little slow). I turned
to asked "Is that her?" The answer was "Yes". Let me tell you,
singing in front of one of the best singers in the world is intense. Martina was
the ringleader of the whole deal and kept our dance floor packed. They
were crazy! She took the time to tell us we were great and asked for us to
play longer than we were scheduled. We got
a chance to talk to all the band guys and there was not a bit of ego from any of
them. Experiencing that level of kindness from people at that level was
The next day we played at A-Basin for "That Eighties Day". There were a
lot of people there and a ton of them were dressed 80's style. We were up
high on a deck with a view of a beautiful mountain. Yes, they were still
skiing up there. Like an idiot, I forgot my camera. By the way, our
new PA passed the test this weekend with flying colors. It is so loud and
so clean, plus you can "feel" the music. If it can fill an outdoor ski
slope, it can fill any club we are going to play. Below are a few pics
Martina was nice enough to take with us.
this out. A really cool guy from the Pepsi Center passed my contact info
to the tour manager for Martina McBride. Turns out she is looking for an
80's band to play a private after show party for her and her crew this Friday in
Colorado Springs. We got hired to do it! We get tickets to the show,
backstage, the whole deal. She is a Platinum selling singer and one of the
top country artist of all time. She was a guest vocal coach on American
Idol this year. The more I find out how big she is, the more nervous I get.
Kevin is a huge fansso he is probably already nervous.
In other news, we just spent a LOT of money on a new PA system. It is a top of the line
JBL/Crown system. The towers are 8 ft tall. You can feel the bass
hitting you from across the room but it is so clean, you love it. This
baby will allow us to play pretty much any room and knock the walls down if we
want. It is so big we needed to buy a trailer to haul it! I am pumped!
We just did our last full weekend at Fado. Now, we are
their Saturday band, playing 3 out of 4 Saturday a month. That is the best
night there by far so we are glad they chose us. We will be doing Baker
Street on Friday's, which happens to be their best night. We will fill in the
rest with various other clubs and/or corporate gigs. So pretty much
anytime you come and see us, it should be a great crowd.
I have been debating playing 4 or 5 string bass. I learned on a 4
string but have been playing a 5 string lately and have decided to go that way.
I dig the low rumble of the B string. So I scoured the Internet for the
perfect 5 string and found a killer BC Rich on eBay. I now own 3 BC Rich
basses but this one is my favorite right now. I think I should try for an
endorsement with those guys. Pics of some live shots from
our last gig at Baker Street (thanks to Kevin's wife) have been posted HERE.
Time is flying. I've been laying low here on eightiesband.net but all
is good and moving forward. I made a new logo for the band. Tried to
keep it true to the 80's era. It is in the process of be transferred into
a stage banner and put on a bass drum head for us. It all ties into the new look
of the web site. So live, in print or on the web, we are a consistent
to everyone who has come out to the shows. We have been playing to some
pretty big crowds lately. As a result, we are meeting a lot of cool people
and getting some great offers for other events. I have confirmed gigs at
A-Basin and for the City of Broomfield. I am working on some other unique shows.
For a cover band like us, doing the corporate/private stuff is where it is at
money wise. I still love to play in the clubs though. You have to
work harder but it keeps you sharp.
You talk and we listen...We have added a bunch of new songs to the set list.
Please keep your suggestions coming. Hope to see you at a show soon!
I decided to totally revamp the web site to better reflect the band. I
hope you like it. With the new drummer in place and a bunch of new songs,
we have never sounded better. There is a new excitement with everyone,
which is very cool. I posted some random new pictures of the band.
More to come later. I went and saw the sold out Slayer show last
week. Nobody is tougher than Slayer. There is a reason they have
been around that long. Tonight, I am seeing my favorite band
Cradle of Filth. I am pumped.
Welcome to the new year. I was so involved with changes in the band as
well as the holidays that I have not had time to update everything. Here
is my 2006 recap...
It was a great year for That Eighties Band. The success of the project continues to grow.
We played for well over 20,000 people in 2006. We continued to get more
offers to play than we can handle. 2007 will see gigs throughout Colorado,
as well as Nevada, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Nebraska if we can find the time
to travel that much. We parted ways with our drummer Carey. He is
doing well and we all wish him the best. We tried a drummer with an
electronic set but it did not quite come together. Too bad. He was a super cool guy
and a good drummer. About a month ago we were contacted by a drummer named
Kevin Coverdale. This dude is in the top 2 drummers I have ever played
with (Scott Davies of Salem Spade is the other). Monster chops, perfect
meter and a very fluid, musical style. He has a Bachelors Degree in
percussion and tons of experience. We have never sounded better.
I had to leave my original band Moore. It was a tough decision, but
That Eighties Band was getting so busy and getting gigs that were hard to turn
down. Moore's old guitar player wanted to come back so it was a perfect
time to step down. We still remain great friends and they have offered for me
to come back if my schedule calms down. You never know. I wish them
the best no matter what. Very cool guys and a very cool band.
I advanced another level in my Krav Maga training. Krav
Maga is a brutal, Israeli fighting method. We train under intense
situations, dark lights, tight spaces, gang attacks, etc. This is not
about fighting nice. Whereas boxing teaches you to block
and hit, Krav teaches you to hit while you block, then maybe knee them in the
face when they are going down, then stomp their head in the cement once they are
on the ground. I guess in today's world, it's good to be able to defend your self.
This training also humbles you. Although I feel I have the ability to punch half way through
someone's skull, there are guys at this school that are half my size and would
jack me up in no time.
I hope this is a great year for everyone!
SOME HOLIDAY PHOTO'S
We have been doing a lot of work in the band the last few months. We have a few more shows for 2006 still but I posted a bunch more for 2007. All is well, but I am tired of talking about music at the moment. See you soon.
Here are a few recent video clips of happy times for me.
This is me and my bird Spencer. He is 2 years old. He never talked in front of me until this night when I was putting him to bed. He started talking to me like crazy! He sounds a lot like me, so it is hard to tell which one of us is talking, but it is him talking about half the time.
Thanksgiving running in the park with my 3 dogs. Going on a walk with the dogs is one of my favorite things in the world.
We are working on new songs. Lots of stuff great stuff happening "behind the scenes".
I have us 100% booked all the way through April 2007. I'll update the schedule ASAP.
We have selected our new drummer. More info on that soon. I would like
to publicly thank the great drummers who came over and jammed with us. Right now, we
are revamping our sound and the set list. Should be very cool.
Our show at Baker Street was amazing. That is a great club! They offered us more gigs than we can take at this
point, but we are going to play there as much as possible for sure. Thank you Nathan and everyone else there.
Also, thanks to everyone who came out to our Halloween Party this weekend. It was a big success.
I have posted a bunch of pictures from that night.
Man, there are a lot of great drummers in Denver. I have had over 20
people contact me the last week about being our new drummer. Several of
these guys would do a great job. The hard part is trying to figure out who
the best fit is. I think we are close to making a decision. I'll let
We are at Fado this
weekend. Hope to see you there.
Some Pics From Fado Last Week
MORE BIG NEWS...Our drummer, Carey Lawless, is leaving the band.
It is all on good terms and he has agreed to stay until we find a replacement.
We certainly wish him well. I have the feeling he is the kind of guy who
will be a friend for life. I am going to take my time finding the right
replacement, but the sooner we find someone, the better. If you know
anyone who you think might fit, please send them to
Wow. I have not written for a long time. No particular reason;
just busy. So let me update everything in a random form...
That Eighties Band is playing Hiccups 1, not Hiccups 2 this weekend.
Moore has some cool gigs coming up. Aug 11 we open for Jackyl. Aug
15 we open for Wednesday 13. He was the singer for Murderdolls. I
bought his CD and it is pretty sweet.
I went and saw a movie called
It was excellent. The message of the movie felt like it was aimed right at
me. I also went and saw Cinderella/Poison. Here are my main
points...1) Brett Michaels is a true rock star 2) I love Cinderella but I
do not see how they can go on. Tom Keiffer's voice is all but gone
3) It is pretty amazing that Poison can draw that many people to this day.
I decided to really get my house into shape. I
went through everything. This was no small task since my house and yard
are huge. But it was very satisfying to get
everything done. I went through all the boxes we all tend to collect in our lives. Talk
about memories. I found stuff I have not seen in years. Sometimes I
ask myself "How did I get to this point?". Well, a lot of the answers are
in those boxes. So far, so good, all things considered.
I really like my life and I am a pretty happy person. However, I do not think I have
enjoyed everything as much as I should have. The reason? I have always been too busy because I
like to accomplish things. This has forced me to focus on each task ahead
of me, finish it, and then move to the next task like a machine. No time
to appreciate it. Just keep moving forward. I am not complaining.
I am the one who volunteered to make myself so busy.
Anyway, I've come to the following conclusions:
* I am very fortunate to have the opportunities that I do.
* There is not enough time to do everything I want.
* If I want to stop and smell the roses, I need to have some freakin' time
to do it.
This weekend is the grand re-opening at
is huge for this club since it is right next to Coors Field. The Colorado
Rockies play the Florida Marlins both nights and we go on right after the game.
It will be PACKED. On Saturday, our friends
Bo from Alice 105.9 will be hanging out with us.
The Moore show with WASP went well. We received great crowd response.
Blackie Lawless is so uptight but it was cool hearing the old WASP songs.
Speaking of national acts, I was contacted about That Eighties Band opening for
The Flock of Seagulls in Salt Lake City, UT. I am trying to set that up
and will let you know.
If you are in Colorado on June 6 and love brutal music, my old band is opening
up for Deicide at Iliff Park Saloon. I plan to be there for sure.
Thanks for stopping by. Tons of shows the next week.
Tonight, Moore is at
Quixotes. We go on at 9:00. Friday, we are at Hiccups II one
night only. We play a private 80's party on Saturday. Then Moore
opens for WASP on Tuesday. Our schedule is booked up as much as we want
through October. Summer is here. Life is good.
We are at Brewski's this weekend. Our friend Scott is getting married
in a few days and he may make it out on Friday. He is a cool dude and a
great supporter of all things music, including That Eighties Band. Best
wishes to you and your soon-to-be wife! I updated the Moore web site this week.
New look and feel. Added
tons of pics, including our new promo shot.
Looks like I was wrong on my American Idol predictions.
That is BS that Chris was voted off. I'm pulling for Taylor now.
I posted some pics from this weekend at Hiccups
II, including some pics with our friends "The Sara's"! I also posted a link of me playing
with Moore recently at the Gothic. The
camera man panned away in the middle of my sweet solo but you can check it
out here (you need
RealPlayer to view). Oh yeah, we added back our old guitar player Matt.
You can catch Moore this month playing with Tracii Guns and WASP as well as a
show at Cervatess.
Here is my prediction for American Idol #4) Elliott --> #3) Taylor --> #2)
Katharine --> #1) Chris. I am usually wrong though.
I have been in overdrive mode with the band lately. Examining the set
list with a magnified glass. Remixing our sequences to improve them.
And I am working like mad to expand our bookings. I want more people, more
exposure, more everything for all of us! This happens
to me sometimes. I get super motivated. Maybe I'm manic. I don't know. I keep a proper
perspective...this is just a cover band, but hey, I want to make it the ultimate
band it can be. I have a million things I am working on now. Of
course, I'll report it all here.
Time for an update on my original band Moore. We just signed to an indi label out of Seattle called
This is a semi-big deal that could turn into a bigger deal. There are some
band changes coming up. I'll let those dudes tell everyone. I have
written a ton of new riffs for the band. As much as I like bands like
Motely Crue and Poison, I cannot write that stuff. My stuff is always
heavier and usually groovin (the bass player in me). I use to write a LOT
of songs but got out of that for a while. I am enjoying being
creative again. Oh, what the heck, here is a 30 second
sample of something I just wrote. The recording quality SUCKS, but you'll
get the idea. I played all the instruments directly into my stupid
computer. I am suppose to be the principle music writer for Moore.
Hopefully my writing style fits. If not, I'll have to do some
re-evaluating. So far, they all seem to like it. We are
playing the following shows:
04/14/2006 : Gothic Theater
05/16/2006 : Eck's Saloon (opening for Tracii Guns)
05/25/2006 : Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
05/30/2006 : Eck's Saloon (opening for W.A.S.P.)
That Eighties Band is at Brewski's this Fri and Sat if you can check it out. Hope to see you there!
I visited family this weekend. We went to Colorado Springs to visit my
parents on Friday. On Saturday, it was my Grandma's 80th birthday and a
lot of family was there. Then I went to the
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
This weekend got me thinking about life. I suppose going from an 80th
birthday celebration to visiting a baby can be pretty symbolic. Makes you
realize life flies by and you should make the most of it. Every move I
have made has brought me to this point, but I never would have guessed things
would turn out like this. It is not a bad thing, but I guess the saying
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" is true.
I always thought I would be married with kids now. Yet I am single with no
kids. I am OK with that. It is just different than I thought.
Lot's of things turn out differently than you plan. Careers,
relationships, health, you name it. There are pros and cons to most
things. I feel very fortunate and am happy with life. I have a great career, two kick-ass bands,
great pets and an absolutely enormous penis. I look forward to seeing where life takes me next.
I just don't know where that will be yet.
Our outdoor show at Fado was freezing but the crowd was super cool. We
also played there on March 16 with
The Young Dubliners.
The place was packed. We received great feedback from the crowd and the
national management of Fado. Thanks to everyone who came out. We are
at Hiccups 1 this
weekend, not next weekend. Sorry for any confusion. Our new promo
packs are out and I am in the process of booking us for Spring-Summer 2006.
I'll keep the online schedule up to date.
This Saturday is going to be bigger than I thought. As I reported,
there will be some bands from Ireland as well as the singer from
The manager of Fado showed me where we will be playing. It is in a killer
area right next to Coors Field. They are expecting 3,000+ people.
That will be our biggest show so far.
be successful in the corporate market, it is crucial that you have a proper
demo. Up until this week, we really did not have one. Now we do.
We finished up in the studio on Monday. I have posted some sample clips
from the demo on our DOWNLOADS page. Please
check them out. We do professional pictures tonight. Our entire new
promo should be done by next week.
That Eighties Band was off last weekend and it was a very nice break.
The next few weeks are crazy for That Eighties Band. We are doing several dates at
they are an Irish themed club, St. Patrick's Day and the dates around it are
huge. We are doing some showcase shows and have learned a bunch of U2
songs. Alice 105.9 will be there a lot and we are playing with are playing
Kowalczyk from Live on March 11!
I am getting tired of looking at myself. I did some basic math and I
think that between all the pics people have taken of my two bands, I've had
about 1,000 pics taken of me the last 12 months. Seriously. And
since I am the web master for this site and the Moore site, I review all of
them. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying "dang, that is a lot of pics".
You can see some of the new ones from Moore here.
MOORE SHOW AT THE BLUE BIRD 02/26/06
I always talk to the guys in the band about "taking it to the next level".
As a cover band, that means better gigs, bigger crowds, more $. We have
gone to the next level several times since I started this band. We are
getting ready to go to another level. I was contacted by one of the
regions biggest booking agencies a few weeks ago. I meet with them and had
a great conversation. They are interested in working with us to break into
the corporate market in a bigger way. The kind of gigs we can get if we do this correctly
are incredible. I am currently working on refining our image, improving
our set list, getting better promo, etc. There are other developments
going on which I will report on later. All good news...
My other band Moore
is playing with Platoon 13 (formerly Vox Demonna) this Sunday at the BlueBird
Theater in Denver. It's an all ages earlier show. We go on around
8:00. I will have some new pics up soon.
That Eighties Band is at Fado this Friday and Saturday. No cover and
always a great time. Moore plays Sunday at the Larimer Lounge. You
can print free tickets
We think the W.A.S.P. shows has been postponed. No surprise to me.
I'll let you know when I hear something.
Some of you know I have pet dogs, cats and parrots. I have come to the conclusion that
nothing beats a little dog. Cats are a real close second.
Parrots are very cool, but if you are ever thinking about getting one, know that they are much different
than dogs or cats. You have to do a lot of research or you will end up
screwing up the bird. They are not domesticated. They do not give
unconditional love like dogs. They have strong personalities and can be
moody. You will likely get bitten. They live a long time.
There are some great things about them though. Two out of my three birds
have the ability to talk to me intelligently. They call me by name.
They say things like "Bye Bye" when I leave and "Gimme a kiss" when I pick them
up. They are unbelievably smart. They can be very funny and
entertaining. If you want to get a parrot but you do not want to be
overwhelmed by the responsibility, I advise starting with a Cockatiel.
That is the first bird I bought. She cannot talk but she has never bitten
me and is always nice. Sorry. I tend to ramble when I talk about my
parrots. It is a hobby of mine.
02/3/2006 We are finally off for a weekend. We have played like 8 weeks in a row.
Fado last week was sweet. Slacker & Bo from Alice 105.9 were there and it
was packed. Even a bunch of my co-workers came out for the first time.
Speaking of Slacker & Bo, I was informed that they were talking about us a lot
on their show last week after seeing us play. There are about a million bands in
Colorado. The fact that a major station is talking about my little
cover band is very gratifying.
I have three really cool things I am working on for the band. I will
announce the results soon. For now, I can tell you
that my original band Moore is scheduled to open for 80's metal legends W.A.S.P.
on Feb. 20. Unfortunately W.A.S.P. has a reputation as not being very cool
to their opening bands, so we shall see how this turns out.
My birthday is coming up and I keep forgetting about it. How old am I?
I do not have my birth certificate, so let me break it down this way... I
am the youngest guy in my band Moore. If you read their myspace profiles,
you will see they are all in their 20's. So right off the bat that puts me
at twenty-something. According to
realage.com, I am 29.
All things considered, I would estimate my age to be about 28.
was wall-to-wall last Saturday. It literally took me 5 minutes to walk to
the bathroom, which would normally take 30 seconds if there was nobody there.
Alice 105.9 will be doing a live remote with us THIS Saturday at Fado's.
Due to the growing popularity of the band, we have decided to hire a full-time
security guard. His name is Barkley.
WARNING: RANT AHEAD I build websites during the day at a very cool and relaxed place in
Boulder, CO. On my lunch breaks, I workout at 24 Hour Fitness. People
are nice up here. I really like Boulder now. It's the kind of place
you where you can cocoon yourself from all the realities of the world if you
like. I like that.
But no matter how hard you try, there will always be things that try to fuk it
up and break into your cocoon. Maybe you get fired. Maybe your
health is bad. Maybe you have to deal with an a-hole. Maybe your relationship sucks. Maybe you have no
relationship at all. And even if you make it through life relatively
unscathed, nobody gets out alive. I guess that's how it is. Things
are really good for me now, but it seems
like a lot of my friends are going through some tough times.
Think of this...If you really hate someone (and you are a jerk) you can feel better knowing
that they will have hard times and they will die. No doubt about it.
On the other hand, if there is someone you really love (wife, dad, pet, child,
etc.), doesn't it suck that bad things will happen to them? My
grandparents will probably be gone within 5 years. My dogs and cats 5
years after that. My parents 15 years after that. And who knows what is in store for me. I guess all you
can do is try to be thankful for all you have been given. Man, it is hard to do sometimes, and people will
try to stop you. Sometimes I feel like driving down the highway with my
middle finger in the air. Sometimes I feel like snapping people in half.
But my goal is to make a positive impact with the time I am given. Writing
in this journal helps remind me of this. Thanks for indulging me.
OK. That is enough seriousness. Here are some pics that made me laugh:
Sorry for the delay in updating the site. Not much time for online stuff lately.
The guy who owns the Grimm Reaper is about as nice a guy as you find in this business.
New clubs take time to build up and I hope his does well. Check it out if you are ever in North Denver.
Thanks to all our friends who came out. We had a good time. I have added a ton of new shows to
our schedule. We are going to be playing a lot at Fado's the next few
months. That clubs kicks. As I write this, they have a picture of
yours truly on it. See the original here
or a copy here (they may have moved it by the time you read this) . Check it out and please vote for us
in their poll (you can only vote once).
Welcome to 2006! It's already off with a bang. New Years Eve
Moore played with Stephen Pearcy @ The Grimm Reaper. We finished at 8:50.
I had to be at Brewski's at 9:00 to start the show with That Eighties Band.
Talk about cutting it close! The Grimm Reaper seems like a cool new club.
I will know more when we play there next weekend. This weekend, we are at
Hiccups 1. It is always standing room only but a great time.
News...Moore is playing Saturday and since I cannot be in two places at one
time, their old guitar player Matt is filling in for me. This will not be
a habit though! I got an offer for Moore to open for this band called
next week but we cannot do it because Jim has a previous commitment. Maybe
next time. We just had a sweet article written on us on What's Doing
Tonight. See a copy here or the original
here (they may have moved it by the time you read this). I will get
some new pics of That Eighties Band up soon. For now, check out some
new pics of Moore.
Finally, if you are a serious kick-ass drummer looking for a brutal, signed
band, my bro's from Satan's Host may want to talk with you. Serious
inquiries only. Contact The Evil One,
Tell him T. Tormentor sent you.
2005 was a good year for me personally and professionally. 2006 looks
to be even better. I try to be thankful every day and recognize how
fortunate I am. Life has many ups and downs and I know it can all be taken
away. But for now, I am happy that hard work has equaled some success.
MY 2005 YEAR IN REVIEW That
Eighties Band really blew up. We keep getting more and better offers to
play. More offers than we can accept. The current lineup has been in
place for 1 year and everyone really adds something to the band. We have
made a lot of great new friends. It is so nice to recognize more people
each time we play out. Thank you guys sooo much for coming out to see
us. We played some great rooms in 2005 and are looking to expand in 2006.
Joining Moore has
been an adventure. In the few months I have been in the band, we have
already did a mini-tour, got to hang out with Corey
Taylor from Slipknot, won an award
and get to open for Stephen
Pearcy from Ratt. 2006 looks to be an amazing ride.
The Moore show with Faster Pussycat went well. I think their singer is
the only original guy. Tons of new and old friends showed up.
Speaking of Moore, here is some huge news!!! We won
"Outstanding American Band of the Year" from Rock City News out of Hollywood, CA. This is a very
prestigious award. How freakin' sweet is that?!
Back to That Eighties Band. We flew out to Reno, NV on Dec 12th, where
That Eighties Band did 6-nights at the Eldorado. From what I can tell,
Reno is a town of highs and lows, with not much in between. You can see
people who have been destroyed by gambling, drinking, and/or prostitution.
Stay in the nice casino's and you do not see it much, but walk around like we
did and it is a different world. People are mean, rude, sad. There
are mentally ill people walking the streets. And it is bitter cold.
If you like high-fat, cheap food, Reno is your town. We have the pictures
to prove it (see below). Yes, but not so bad for us because we were playing in
venue that was just voted best Brew Pub in the country. Read on...
The club itself was amazing. The crowds were huge. Friday was the
biggest crowd we have ever played for. In the room next to us, Keith Urban
played on Wednesday night and Kelly Clarkson played on Friday night. This
was a big-time room! In a town where you have people of all ages and
musical preferences, from all over the world, it is hard to satisfy anyone,
but we slayed the crowd every night. I am so proud of my band members.
Not to brag, but I know we can go into any rock club in ANY city and kick their
ass. Reno wants us back out there and I am sure we will go again. All
in all, a great time and a smashing success.
New Years Eve, Moore is scheduled to open for Stephen Pearcy (RATT), then I zoom over to
Brewski's to play with That Eighties Band. Hope to see you at one of the shows. Have a great Christmas or
whatever it is you celebrate.
This Saturday afternoon, my band Moore
is playing for the troops at Fort Carson down in Colorado Springs. Many of
these soldiers will be going to Iraq shortly afterwards. I am humbled by
them. After performing at Fort Carson, we will race up to Denver in
time for our concert with Faster Pussycat. A lot of my friends have
contacted me saying they are showing up. Cannot wait!
That Eighties Band will be performing in Reno, NV all next week. There will be no journal for a while. I hope to see you at
a show soon!
I just checked our schedule and between That Eighties Band and
Moore (mostly That Eighties Band), I am
doing 17 dates in December! That includes 66 sets of music. Freakin' brutal!
Faster Pussycat is playing Iliff Park on Dec 8, Colorado Springs on Dec 9 and
Ecks on Dec 10. We (Moore) are only doing the show at Ecks on Dec 10.
So if you want to see them AND us, Dec 10 is the date.
This web site recently went over 50,000 hits in a relatively short period.
I meet people at shows all the time who say the visit this site. Thanks
for stopping by.
Just got back from my mini-tour with Moore. Let me tell you a story.
Our bassist Chadwik has been friends with Corey Taylor from Slipknot for a long
time. I have been at band practice when Corey has actually called him.
In case you do not know, Slipknot is like one of the biggest metal bands on the
planet. Multi-platinum act. One of my favorite bands by far.
We played in Des Moines, IA on Friday (Slipknots home town) and holy cow, Corey
showed up. Not only that, he stood in the crowd and watched the whole set.
I do not get nervous performing anymore, but this was only the 3rd
time I have played guitar in a crowd. Having someone of his stature was there was
After the show, I went downstairs to the dressing room. Chadwik came
down and told me Corey was looking for me! Long story short, he told me he
was truly impressed with my playing and was curious about how I get my heavy
sound. I was STUNNED to get these compliments. Next thing I know, he
invited the whole band back to his house! So we are all riding in the
Moore van cranking up Skid Row and end up at his house. He had a ton of
great stories and could go into comedy if he wanted to. He said he thinks
Moore is ready to move to the next level of our career.
One thing he said blew my mind. They just got off a world tour.
He said they played in front of a total of 3.1 million people on that tour.
Referring to a lyric in the Bon Jovi song "Dead or Alive", he said "I've
literally seen a million faces, and I've rocked them all". That is success, my friends.
I bow down to Slipknot.
I hope you are well. I'm about to hit the road in a few hours with the guys from Moore. We
do two shows Friday in Des Moines, Iowa then a big show in Lansing, Michigan on
Saturday. Back by Monday. We will go all the way through Nebraska,
Iowa, Illinois and half of Michigan. I hope the roads are OK. We
have a huge van we are taking. This is a ton of driving but road trips can
be fun, especially when you are in the band. As a reminder, Moore is up for
"Outstanding Glam Band" in Hollywood. Please vote for us.
We just had 2 great nights at Brewski's. Wednesday was packed. There is
rumor going around that they are switching to a DJ. The owners tells me
this is not the case. The staff there is so nice. Junior rules on
the sound and their other guy, Scott Brown is the man. We are always
surprised by the people who show up at this club. This week we saw the
drummers from Boogie Machine and Bump City Groove. Our old guitar players
wife Deb Chandler was there. And many, many new friends. Thanks!
I just totally redesigned the website for my new band Moore! Check it
out at www.mooremetal.net
We have shows in Iowa and Michigan next week. We are opening for Faster Pussycat on
Dec 10 at Ecks. I'm not sure if God is kicking me in the nuts or giving me a high-five on
that one. Speaking of Moore, we are up for best Glam Band in Los Angeles. This is a pretty big deal. Please vote for us here (Question #31).
I did a show with That Eighties Band on Friday and a last minute show with
Moore on Saturday at Iliff Park Saloon. Busy, fun weekend.
Occasionally this guy named J.J. and his wife Dawn would come see us play.
They played in a band called Eye of Dawn. They were memorably nice
each time I met them. J.J. died suddenly a few
days ago, leaving behind a wife and kids. What a horrible tragedy this is.
More information can be found here.
It is yet another one of those reminders that we need to be grateful for what we
all have. Lately, I have really tried to be thankful, to be forgiving, be a
positive influence, enjoy each moment, all that good stuff. For example, I recently
began taking my puppies to the park and running with them. When I let my
dog Pebbles off the leash and she runs with me, I do not think I have seen
anyone happier than she is. I want to fill my life with more moments like
For those of you in the Denver area, there is a benefit for J.J. at
Iliff Park Saloon on Nov 13 or 14. You can check their web site for details.
I have been busy but I am back! I guess I better address the
rumors. Yes, I am the new lead guitarist for Moore. No, That
Eighties Band is not breaking up. Here's the deal...
Moore emailed me and asked if I
played guitar. There has always been mutual respect between me and the
guys from Moore. We have a ton of the same influences and ideas about
music, etc. They are without a doubt one of the best glam bands in the
U.S. But the thing is that I am a bass player and a lead singer. I
told him I would learn a few of there songs and we could get together for an
audition. Turns out that my years of jazz/fusion bass playing translates
great to guitar. After playing one song, they offered me the
position. People have been pretty shocked to learn that I am a bassist,
lead vocalist, keyboardist and now a lead guitar player. I guess playing
instruments is one thing that comes easy to me, but everybody has their own
talents. I cannot fix cars, cut hair or perform surgery.
So working around That Eighties Band, I am embarking on some very cool stuff
with Moore. We did our first show last week. The overall comments
were that my dark/evil presence is a good addition to their goth/glam image and
adds some intensity. We are doing a Mid-West tour in a
few weeks. We will be playing Hollywood shortly. And there are some
big things in the works I am not at liberty to talk about yet. I am
redesigning their web site and will post all info there.
There is a nice blurb about That Eighties Band here.
Below are some pics from a recent photo session I did with Moore.
I just booked a HUGE week for us in Reno, Nevada. If we do well in that
town, the next step is Las Vegas. If you can get into the Nevada casino's,
they are great because 1) people are just throwing their money around which means the casino
can pay the band a lot 2) they are packed 3) it is always a party atmosphere and
4) it is like a vacation for the band. The trick is getting in with the
right people. I am finally making that happen. We shall see.
For now, I am off to Salt Lake City ,UT. Oh boy....
Our show at Brewski's last week was a blast. Lot's of local celebrities
were checking out the show including
from KBPI, Wiggler from Boogie
Machine and Charles and Rob from
Bump City Groove. Our
friend Mark Stout was there and got some incredible photos. Check them out
here. This guy is awesome. If you
need pictures for any occasion, get a
hold of him for sure! Our show at Fado's went on as scheduled
Saturday. I am not joking when I say that is one of the loudest, most
involved crowds we have played for. What a fun place. We are there
again this Saturday. No cover. Right by Coors Field. Come see
I wish I had 10 lives to live. I got a call this week from a true
Nashville legend (he asked that I not use his name) who has played with many of
the biggest names in country, including dudes like Mark Chessnut. He is
looking for a bassist in his new band and wanted to know if I was interested.
I have had times in my live when there was nothing going on musically and now it
seems like there are new opportunities everywhere. I am very thankful for
I have been so busy the last 12 months. Basically working 5 days and 6
nights a week. Seriously. I have no time to do the basics. Not
enough time for family, friends, pets, etc. Not even time to sleep
enough! Unfortunately, something has to give. So here is what's
First of all, I was in talks a few months ago with legendary punk band
The Automatics. They asked
me to join as their bassist. I learned the songs and jammed with them a
few times, but I had to decline due to my other commitments. In the
meantime, I joined Host.
They are highly regarded as one of the top black-metal bands in the world.
They were recently signed and have some very exciting things in the works.
They need someone full-time. I had to make a choice between them and That
Eighties Band + my day job. This was a VERY difficult decision, but I have
resigned from Host. I just do not have the time to commit at the
level they need. I will stay with them through the rest of the year to
play their shows and will continue to do their web site. These guys are
going places. Their music is the most challenging and brutal I have ever
We are at the new & improved PinkE's tonight at Saturday.
wanted to recognize two American hero's...My puppies Pebbles and Boop's.
On Wednesday night about midnight, I was watching TV. Suddenly, Pebbles
and Boops charge towards my front door and were barking like crazy. They
never do this so I went to see what was up. I saw nothing. The next
day, I had a note on my door from the Police Department saying that several
houses on my street had been buglarized that night. The robber checked for
unlocked doors and windows and walked in while people were sleeping! I am
certain that the robber was trying to get in my front door and that is what set
my puppies off. He must have heard them and decided to move on. I
called the police today and they agreed that is what probably happened.
Today, I made sure all my doors and windows are locked, put new light bulbs
around the house, and brought my 9mm semi-automatic pistol down stairs.
But I want to say "thank you" to my guard dogs for keeping me safe.
Fall is in the air. As I drove through my neighborhood this morning I
saw all the kids waiting for the bus. I saw a little 3 year kid wipe out
on his bike right in front of his mom and that made me laugh. Does that
make me bad?
My show at the BlueBird was nice, thank you. We are at
Hiccups II this weekend.
This is a great club with a very cool staff.
Last time a ton of friends showed up, including my hairstylist Olivia and
members from various local bands. Hope to see you there.
To follow up on my last journal entry, I destroyed all my weeds with a
vengeance and then slept. I feel much better. Still, my new
goal is to prioritize better.
I am officially fried. I have read about rock stars or actors who would
freak out and cancel things because they were "mentally
exhausted". I would think "what a little punk". Well,
now I am kind of there. Not because I am famous, but because I am a normal
dude like everyone else AND an entertainer. I do my day gig and then play
at night. The popularity of this band has absolutely blown up
recently. We could play all the time if we wanted. This was my goal,
so I am not complaining, but it is hard. I am also Tormentor (inside
people know what this means) and this is very intense. I have done almost
40 gigs this year so far. Now that we are in demand, I will do another 30
+ in the next 4 months. I am a full-time musician. Again, I'm
Busy is cool, but when you are this busy, things start to slide. For
example, I live alone. I have a beautiful 4,200 sq ft, 5 bedroom/4bath
home. I am never there except to sleep. I sleep on a miserable couch
in my living room so that I can be with my animals. I have used a fucking
hand towel for a blanket the last few weeks because I need to do laundry.
My yard is almost 1/3 acre and I have weeds over 5 ft. tall. Something has
to give. I wish I could get away from everything for just 1 day, but I
cannot. I'd probably spend that day doing laundry and pulling weeds
I have also found out there is someone obsessed with me. Isn't that
nice? This nut job is doing some crazy things. You have my
attention, you little psycho. Hi.
I'll try to get back to the music posts next time.
The show at Fado was a huge success. They are located right next to
Coors Field. The downtown crowd was different than our usual crowd, but
they were awesome and LOUD. The club has already asked us back in October for a
whole weekend. I'll let you know. We play Brewski's this Wednesday
and Thursday. Wednesday is their ladies night and apparently the busiest
night of the week for them. On Thursday, they are doing some bikini
contest. On Saturday, my bro Tormentor and his band will be playing the
Schedule change! We are playing at
Fado Irish Pub this Saturday.
We are happy to be playing a very happening, upscale downtown club. No
cover. Check it out!
Motley Crue Review : Motley is probably my all-time favorite.
I was excited to see them all together at Red Rock on Aug 6. After much
build up, they opened with "Shout At The Devil". This was going to be
incredible...then Vince Neil opened his mouth. It pains me to say it but,
if you are only as strong as your weakest link, Crue is only as strong as Vince, and
that is not very good. But hey, the crowd loved them, it was
PACKED, and Crue are millionaires. Who cares what I think.
Rob Zombie/Iron Maiden Review : Rob Zombie opened. He has so
many great songs, he could just show up and it would be a good show. That
is pretty much what he did. Wearing a white t-shirt and sporting normal,
brown hair, he played all the hits. There was no stage show and the band
was almost anonymous (their drummer is 16!). He sounded strong vocally.
If he actually had a stage show and was headlining, he would have really tore it
Iron Maiden was next. The place was packed. I became the bass
player I am today in large part due to Steve Harris from Iron Maiden. When
I was a kid, I figured out EVERY Iron Maiden song. I do not listen to them
much anymore but they were a huge influence on me. They exploded on the
stage. Top notch musicianship, an incredible singer and amazing energy.
And these dudes are in their 50's. They only played songs from their first
4 albums. I was not expecting it, but I was blown away. Brilliant!
I am working on a few big events but we are about booked up for the rest of 2005. As Mr. Burns would say
"Excellent". It seems like every night I am playing or going to see another band/concert. We play
Friday at PinkE's. Moore is next Thursday.
I went and saw my brothers band play at the Bluebird last Saturday.
Huge crowd, brutal sound, big success. One humorous moment...Some dude
went up to my bro (Tormentor) and said he sucked. Tormentor responded by
tossing the dude over the railing to bottom level of the Bluebird.
We met Mark Stout from "What's Doing In Denver". He took some
great pics and posted a real nice review of the band.
Check it out
here. If you need pictures for anything, Mark is the man!
We made our debut at Hiccups II in Thronton. It was slammin!
We shall return. Then on Sunday, we played Brewski's so they could see
what we were about. Glad to report that they really liked us and offered
us 6 gigs on the spot. We played with a band called
Hangface. They are from
Norway and are the opening act for Pat Benatar on her current tour. They
were pretty good but only played to a handful of people. Damn.
Our friends in the band Moore were suppose to open for WASP a few weeks ago. The singer from WASP
screwed around so much at his sound check that there was not time for Moore to
play. What a jerk. You can read about it
here. What really sucks is that Moore certainly outdrew all of the
"headlining" acts, so a lot of the crowd was there to see them.
I just happened to
read today that this WASP tour only drew 184 people in San Diego at a 1,000
capacity room and only grossed $3,761 total! I don't know how the 15 or
so musicians on the WASP tour divide that up and then pay expenses
(transportation, food, roadies, etc.), but I get the feeling people at McDonalds
make more than these bands.
One tour that IS kicking butt is Motley Crue. Their Denver show is
coming up quickly. 19 days and counting. I am there.
So we played Hiccups last Sunday. That's right, Sunday. It was
freakin' packed. The owner Dale knows how to get a crowd and take care of
his bands. Looking forward to being back there for sure.
Have you ever been with someone and you thought it would last forever, but it
didn't? Or do you have someone and you know it is meant to be forever?
"Reason, Season, Lifetime". It really
As I write this, the 4th of July is approaching. Depending on
when you read this, I hope you have/had a great holiday. We make our way
back to Lakewood Grill this Friday. On Sunday, we play Hiccups 1, which is
quickly becoming one of the most happen clubs in Denver.
Music is a rough business. Last year I toured in a band playing with
Orgy, Godhead and Society 1. Most of the
shows were sold out. All the bands were great and the tour was awesome.
Society 1 is still on the road. If you want a reality check on music and
to read about them playing in front of 3 people, go here. Brutal!
I have not seen my brother in 2 years, which means I have only seen my nephew
once and have never seen my niece. That all changed when they flew in from
Texas last weekend and stopped by. That was nice.
Summer is officially here. If you want to see us, July is the month. We are playing all the time.
You can check our schedule for dates/times. The look of this web site has been redisigned, including a new logo I created. I am trying to make everything look more
"80's". Feel free to let me know your thoughts.
I went and saw my old band mates Platoon 13 play with Seraphim Shock.
Great show. We will all be at the Moore/Peppermint Creeps show this
Sunday. Should be cool.
The weekend is here and we are at PinkE’s again. Those guys treat us so
well. We continue to play at new rooms. A big thanks to drummer Carey
Lawless for helping with all this.
My friends know I love animals. If you do not have a dog, cat or bird,
I think you are missing out on a lot. I have wanted to immortalize all my
pets by having their portraits taken. Well, they are done and hanging in my house. You can
check them out if you are interested. If you make fun of me, I will beat
Be safe and have a great weekend.
People make me sick. Literally. I have a cold but the show must
go on. We will be at PinkE's again this Friday night. Ted from
Xtreem Productions will be out celebrating his birthday. Should be a fun
night. Our friends Moore will be playing with The Peppermint Creeps at
Iliff Park Saloon on June 26. That Eighties Band and our crew will be
there raising Hell.
We are PinkE’s the next two Friday’s. They were kind of last minute. Come out if you can! I promise to have some big announcements here in the next week or two.
As I write this, my bro Kory from the Kory Brunson band is looking for a bassist. They need someone ASAP. I would describe his music as awesome with a twist of excellence. If you are a bassist or know one, get a hold of him. This position will get filled fast.
05/10/2005 We finally have our new video!
We are starting to book shows for the rest of the year.
Our schedule should be getting updated frequently so please check back for that.
Here are my predictions for American Idol: 4th Place - Anthony 3rd Place - Vonzell 2nd Place - Carrie 1st Place - Bo
The crowds at Iliff Park Saloon ruled. Saturday night was crazy. Band members from Wish Doctor, Moore and Vox Demonna were in the crowd. Former That Eighties Band singer Rachel Foxx showed up as well. She is doing great.
I have a ton of pictures to post from recent gigs and will get them up ASAP. For now, here are a few from Iliff Park this weekend:
I should be getting our new DVD today! It contains 15 tracks of us performing live. I will post some of them on this site ASAP. We are at our favorite little club this weekend. If you are up in Northern Colorado looking for something to do, stop by.
I have the two sweetest puppies on the planet. Tragedy almost struck last week! Read about it.
Hello friends. Nothing much to report this week, but next week there should be a few items. We are working hard on a bunch of new songs when we can. Our set list is getting killer. We are playing a lot in April. I got my tickets to see Motley Crue at Red Rocks. They are one of my favorite bands of all time. Have a great weekend and come to our show sometime!
03/29/2005 You guys are so nice. Apparently some of you have been letting Iliff Park Saloon know that you want us to play there. I spoke with the owner today and he booked us for April as a direct result of your feedback. Thanks for your help! Feel free to let any other clubs you know to book us. FYI – We are doing a last minute gig at a new club in Golden this Saturday. I am not sure what the place is called yet but will let you know ASAP.
AUDITION UPDATE: I have been asked by the singer to learn two songs for a live audition. If I am selected for the position, I will have to sign a contract committing myself for all of 2005. Here are some of the things I am thinking about…Touring the US and Europe (except France, f*#k them) would be great but I would have to give up a few personal things to get away that long. I would be touring with one of the most established black metal bands around, but they are also very satanic. Would I have to drink blood or sacrifice virgins? I guess we will see if it gets to the next level and take it from there.
Have you heard of myspace.com? You can post your journal, pictures, etc. It has been my experience that most guys there are either 1) in a band or 2) post pictures with their shirts off. Most of the girls either 1) post pictures to solicit attention from strangers or 2) whine about how sad life is. It is an annoying, fun and entertaining site. Since I am in a band, I put my profile up there of course (I'm such a loser!). If you want to know how old I am or learn more about my personal life, then check out my profile.
As some of you know, I have a major opportunity. I am not sure about the when’s or if’s yet, but I’ll let you know here when I find out. It could be several weeks.
For now, please come see us Saturday at PinkE’s with our new drummer. We always have a fun time there.
In my last posting, I forgot to thank all the great drummers that auditioned for our band. There were a couple of guys who were easily good enough and cool enough to do the job. If you need a drummer, let me know and I might be able to hook you up. We hired Carey Lawless, but here are the 3 runner-up's we auditioned: Runner Up #1 Runner Up #2 Runner Up #3 (my favorite)
02/22/2005 B I G N E W S We finally have a permanent drummer. His name is Carey Lawless. He is from Houston, TX. This guy is a bad ass.
You are going to like him a lot. His first show with us should be March 5th at PinkE's. Having a permanent drummer should finally allow us to really get this thing cranking. Thanks to Brad Lenhart for helping us out when we needed a fill in.
02/10/2005 Last summer, I auditioned a bunch of female singers for the band.
One of them was a girl named Rachel Wicks. She was a quiet, nice 20 year old goth chick who had just moved here from TX. She was very good but was more into original stuff and not the covers we do.
I told her to stay in touch since I always seem to know of bands looking for members. Well, she and her boyfriend were killed in a car accident a few days ago. So sad. So very sad.
None of us know how much longer we have. Still, we get caught up in all the B.S. in life, myself included. It would be nice if we showed a little more kindness towards each other and appreciated the time we have a little more.
Man, I have lost a lot in the last few years. There are people I will never see again. I guess you have to accept some things and try to move forward. In case I die tomorrow, let me say thank you to my friends and apologize to those I have hurt.
Let me lighten this posting with some pictures of my puppies from today. My girl Boops got a haircut today. She is so cute.
02/03/2005 We finally have some video clips of the band on our downloads page.
It has our old drummer playing on the clips. Thank you to coloradorock.com for filming it. I ended up at Iliff Park Saloon last Saturday and saw
our friends from Wish Doctor. Their singer Matt is a rock star and about the nicest guy you could ever meet. My old guitar player Pat Searcy (Disintegration Factory/The Tribe and Sick) is in their band now.
This pretty much makes them unstoppable. I jammed bass on a Pantera song with them and saw a ton of people I have not seen in a while.
We are starting the first of several weekends playing at the "new and improved" Shooters. Should be fun.
01/25/2005 We had a great time at Reverend Buzzweeds last weekend. We always meet cool people there.
February is shaping up to be a busy month for the band. Our sequences are sounding really good now. The process of creating them has been much simplified thanks to iTunes.
Those guys at Apple are awesome.
It is a slow week.
Let me tell you about one of my recent side projects…building my two little dogs a bedroom. I designed and built the beds myself (they each have one). Maybe I'll post a pic of the whole bedroom when I am done. Before you call me a girly-man, let me
try and redeem myself. After 7 years of strength training, I have reached my goal of bulking up to 200 pounds. I weighed 150 pounds when I started. I am not trying to brag, I'm just happy about it.
We are back from Nevada after an incredible time. The casino really took good care of us. We will be back for sure. Stayed up too late all week. I posted some pics from the trip h e r e.
I had dinner last week with Trevor Bon Jovi and Debra Dokken (former That Eighties Band members).
They are going to come out to a show soon. Trevor has a new band that should be out in no time. I'll keep you posted. Oh yeah, I dyed my hair blue-black.
Happy holidays from That Eighties Band. I hope you have a good one. Our next show is this Thursday at PinkE’s. Then we are off to play the Nevada casinos. We played Brunno’s Saloon last weekend. I am posting a few pics below. Thanks to our friends who came out (and who joined us on stage). All for now…
Photos By Cindy Lenhart
For New Years, we will be stylin big time! We will be playing a casino in Nevada Dec 29-Jan 2.
When I was 15 years old, I joined this band called Salem Spade. We became somewhat known, mostly in Europe. I happened to do a google search this week and found an article on us
here. Very cool.
I heard the news about Dimebag from Damageplan/Pantera getting
murdered on stage last night. I am sickened. About 10 years, I was taking a leak at a bar I was playing. The guy at the stall next to me said "What's up?" I looked over and it was Dimebag. Apparently,
Pantera had played earlier that night and they came to the bar to hang out. He seemed like a real nice guy. This is a very sad day for metal.
On a happier note, here are my top 5 bands of all time (in order) :
1. Motley Crue
3. The Cure
4. Cradle of Filth
12/02/2004 It is great to be back. Our FINAL 4 piece electronic show will be this weekend at The Lakewood Grill.
I really do not know anything about this club, but Carla from the old Whiskey Bills does the booking. It is our last show with the great Rachel Foxx, at least for a while.
I went to the Moore CD release party at The Bluebird. Man, those guys are on fire.
They are like the best of the 80's glam scene with a modern, unique edge. I bought their new CD "Bleed" and it is awesome. Highly recommended. I was thrilled to see my name in the "Thank You" notes on the CD.
Vox Demonna also played that night (see posting 6/2/04 below). Their new material is really cool and the new members are great.
Reverend Buzzweeds is the best club we have played in ages. We already booked more dates there. Pictures will be posted soon.This was the first show with our new drummer Chris. He played liked a champ. Also, thanks to Brad Lenhart for helping us out .
There is a saying about “too many cooks in the kitchen”. We have “too many lead singers in the band”. That means there is not enough stuff for everyone to do. So we all came to a decision and Rachel Foxx is taking a break from the band.
She might come back later or do some bigger shows with us, but for now, we are hitting it as a 4 piece.
The best band in the world is Cradle of Filth. They are coming to Denver on 11/22. If you like heavy music, go to this show! Hope to see you tonight at PinkE’s.
I just got an email from our Friend Judy over at PinkE's. We will be playing Wed, Nov 17 with a GNR coverband from NY. Check it out if you can.
We are playing this weekend at a club called Reverend Buzzweeds located in Dacono.
Since our new drummer is not quite yet ready, our good friend Brad Lenhart will be with us a few sets. He has played this club and said it is pretty cool. Our new drummer will play a set each night as well.
Happy Halloween! Not much to update but I wanted to check in. We are doing an all electronic Halloween show at Majestics this Saturday. Should be cool so check it out if you can.
In other news, I am learning Krav Maga, the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Basically, it teaches you how to hurt people really bad, really fast. Fun stuff! Until next time...
We are still working in the new drummer. It is sounding great! Should be ready by the end of the month. I launched our newly designed web site today. I hope you like it. We took a ton of new promo pictures.
Check them out here.
I should have a good announcement regarding the band sometime next week. Until then, I have a pet update. One of my pets is an African Red Bellied parrot. His name is Frasier. He and I are mentioned in the Nov 2004 of Bird Talk magazine!
We are on page 54. This is a huge magazine that you can find in places like PetSmart, WalMart, Target, most grocery stores and pretty much any place that carries magazines. Below are a few scans of the article and the cover below. We are very honored!
9/8/2004 As I have said, this band is a living, breathing entity. By now, we have a pretty good idea about what works (most of it) and what does
not. We really are trying a lot of new things. I like that. It keeps things interesting.
The talented women for the band Decades came out to see us at Iliff Park this weekend.
Their singer JP even sent us some pics she took. I saw them play a few weeks ago. They are really good. You should check them out.
We are in Colorado Springs this weekend and then we have a much deserved week off. Keep your comments coming. We love to hear from you.
It has been a while since I updated so here it goes. We have been playing all over and getting good reactions. Our agent says he has never heard the band sound better. I want to give a plug to Dan and Judy at
coloradorock.com. They video taped our set at PinkE’s. They really are amazing. If you need to have a video made of your band, they are the only people you should talk to! I also want to give a shout out to the band
Moore. They have come to a few shows and are super cool guys. Check them out next time they play.
Something wild happened on my way to work this week. I was driving when I see this little puppy running loose. She was not wearing a collar and was heading towards traffic. I stopped and picked her up. I looked around to see if her owner might be nearby but
nobody was around. I was not about to let her run around on the street so I took her home. My other dogs were really excited. They scared her but then she started to get more comfortable. This dog is super cute and super smart. I do not know what type she is.
I put up some fliers in the neighborhood to see if I can find her owner. Hopefully they will call. Until then, I am taking care of a new puppy! UPDATE 9/1/04 :I found the puppy's owner! I went to the Longmont Animal Shelter today to file a "dog found" report. It turns out the girl behind me in line was at the shelter looking for her dog. She was the owner of the dog I found.
Talk about weird timing. She followed me home and got her puppy today. I refused the reward money but wanted to know a bit about the dog. She is 4 months old and is a Beagle/Chiwawa mix. I love happy endings.
The show at No Excuses went very well. I think with a few minor adjustments, we are on our way to something very cool. I was really proud of how everyone in the band performed. Thanks to all our friends who came out. Tons of new shows are coming up.
Hope you can make it to them.
I might be a bad estimator of time. I am always late. Launching this new project has taken more work, time and money than I thought. It is getting close though…real close. Thankfully I have friends like Trevor Chandler and Brad Lenhart who have
stepped in to fill the gaps. I think No Excuses in August will be the "true" debut of the band. Myself along with Trevor and Brad did a few dates down in Colorado Springs this weekend. I posted some pics.
Well, I am back to work!
We did somewhat of a low key gig at Shooters (Sonesta Lanes) on 6/25. What a nice group of people they have at that club. They do rock bands on Friday’s. Be sure and check it out! Thanks very much to our old drummer
Brad for filling in. As usual, this guy didn’t miss a beat! He is amazing. Also, props to Trevor Chandler for running our sound and jamming with us like old times.
Now it is time for the monster I have created to be unleashed. I guarantee you have not seen anything like it around here. I hope you like.
As I told you in my last update, there have been some changes in the band.
Now I can tell you a bit about everything. First of all, we have changed
some members and added a new one.
The new lineup is a big improvement. I am talking to
some new clubs and agents to expand the band into new territory. Very
exciting stuff. Check this web site for all our schedule information.
I have been asked to go on tour again in July with Electra artist
Motograter. Like the Orgy tour I just did, this is a pretty big deal. I am
going to do it if I can get the time off. I believe we would be doing shows
in Arizona, Nevada and California. It's weird how everything seems to
happen at once. No complaints on this end!
I just got back from playing bass with Vox Demonna on the Orgy, Godhead, Society 1 tour. It was incredible. I got to play in front of thousands of people and be a full-blown rock star for a while (signed autographs, took pics, hung with celebrities, etc.). The highlights were Chicago and Minneapolis. In Minneapolis, we played the club where Prince filmed Purple Rain. The crowd was huge and enthusiastic. The House of Blues lived up to its reputation as one of the best places to play in the world. The venue was beautiful and the staff really takes care of the bands. I heard that Chicago has the craziest in the world. They do!
I became a fan of all the bands we played with. Orgy is brilliant. Great songs and a great look. Godhead writes really, really good stuff and are real cool guys. Society 1 is Matt Zane’s band. If you have seen a porno in the last few years, there is a chance that is was put out by him. That guy is insane and full of energy. We hung out with Society 1 more than any of the other bands. The temp drummer for Society 1 was Adrian from Powerman 5000, the band I tried to audition with last year. Small world. I got his contact info and told him I am the man if Powerman 5000 loose their bassist! My advice, get the newest albums from all of these bands.
Big changes with That Eighties Band, but what else is new. I have been inspired to try something very revolutionary and will be revealing more on that soon. You will love it. I have received some very cool offers with some original bands, so stay tuned for more info on that also. Below are some pictures from the Orgy tour. I’ll see you all out there soon!
I have been offered the opportunity to go on a short tour as the bassist for Vox Demonna. We will be opening for
Orgy and Godhead. This is an unbelievable opportunity to play in front of a lot of people. Here is the schedule:
May 22 : Minneapolis, MN - 1st Avenue (where Purple Rain was filmed)
May 24 : Lincoln, NE - Royal Grove
May 25 : Chicago, IL - House of Blue's
May 26 : Appleton, WI - Ryan's Ballroom
May 28 : Denver, CO - Ogden
Come out and see us in Denver if you get a chance. Show up early because we go on first and there will probably be a line. I will post pics and info here about the tour once I get back. By the way - I am not quitting That Eighties Band.
4/30/04 BIG NEWS!!! Lot’s of updates for you. We have parted ways with our guitarist Trevor Bon Jovi. He claims that the eighties are over and that grunge is coming back. He has moved to Seattle and is starting a new band called “That 90’s Band”. Check out his “new look”. Trevor is a great guy, a great friend and we wish him well!
I am very excited to announce our newest member Rachel Foxx. She has a super cool voice and a great stage presence. She is an incredible asset to the band. You can read all about Rachel on her web page.
Thanks to everyone who came and saw us at Iliff Park this weekend. We are really liking that place. The crowd and the staff are the best. I saw some old friends and made some new ones. Matt from Wish Doctor came out. I always liked that guy. I am glad they are still doing so well.
It is late Sunday night as I write this. Sunday’s always have a strange feeling for me after playing the weekend. It is hard making the switch from dressing like a rock star, playing loud music and socializing to the quiet solitude of sitting alone in a house waiting for the start of a new week. Oh well….We will be at No Excuses this week. Another favorite of ours. Hope to see you at a show soon!
Hey. Welcome to my new section of the website. I am sure you are all familiar with the online journal format. I'll try to update it frequently with my thoughts and all the latest happenings with That Eighties Band. Check back often!