THE BAND

THE UNDERCOATS

Melissa Grande - Vocalist

Hometown?

Tom's River, NJ

Who are your influences?

All of the amazing musicians I've had the honor of working with over the years.

What is your favorite song off the upcoming CD, "Static Symphony" and why?

Josephine. Speaking as a woman, its very relatable to learn about the loss of an influential friend. As a daughter, the background of the song is one that's very near and dear to my heart.

What gear do you use?

An old reliable SM58

Matt Shirk - Bass

What is your hometown?

Blandon, PA

Who are your influences?

Sting and John Paul Jones are big ones, but really it's been hundreds of musicians over several decades.

What is your favorite tune from the upcoming CD, "Static Symphony"?

Perfect. It has a infectious feel that makes you want to tap your foot, combined with an ascending harmonic progression.

What gear do you use?

An Ibanez Prestige bass into a David Eden head and Epifani cabinet.

Tell us something we might not know about you?

I wrestled Charlie's brother

Charlie Eschbach - Vocals/Guitar

 

Where are you originally from?

A very small town called Blandon. population? 412...saaaalute!

Who are your influences?

like most songwriters, The Beatles, but beyond that John Hiatt, Paul Westerburg, Elvis Costello, jeff Lynne, Carole King, and Neil Diamond

What are your favorite songs from the upcoming CD?

I'm biased to all of them since I wrote them, but I found over the years, you need to have great members who add their stamp, so Its a group effort. I have favorites for different reasons. Josephine and Try On Love are turning out to be my favorites

What gear do you use?

Primarily at shows I used a Telecaster with very little modifications through a Fender Blues Deville. MXR pedals 

What is something no one knows about you?

There is a professional wrestler in my family

TJ Uba - Vocals/Drums

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