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Decades

Straight out of Grand Rapids, Michigan,  Decades is one of the most diverse, professional, occasionally controversial, and always fun cover bands you will find in West Michigan. With a playlist spanning the Decades from the 60’s to today, you can expect to hear everything from AC/DC to The Beatles to Poison to KC and the Sunshine band…and well, you get the idea.. Never a dull moment, Decades will make your bar or casino night, country club or festival, wedding reception or corporate celebration a night, or afternoon, to remember!

Band Members BIO’s:

  • Radu Corneanu (Guitar, keyboards, violin, vocals) has been a consistent figure within the West Michigan Music scene. It all started in 1988, with bands like Tyrant and Gypsy Lust formed by residual members of the band Oz, of early 80’s. Part of quite a few road bands in the 90’s, he has performed with A circuit bands like White Lies, Angel Blaze, Groove Tribe, Tribal Law and Slave Nation. Back home in 1998, Radu gets the privilege to meet Steve Godfrey, a future good friend, by joining his band at the time – Toys. Next is Oregon Dream Child then finally – in 2005, he puts together Decades from scratch, with the help of Steve and two other friends – Bruce and Randy. Radu is a trained musician, with 10 years of music schooling, 25 of performing and 6 of teaching. Son of world traveled violinist Ion Corneanu.
  • Ian  Flaherty (Bass, vocals) began playing bass guitar as a teen, during the early “grunge” era of the ’90’s, yet always had a taste for the classic rock of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Listening to jam bands like Phish, and jazz bands like Medeski and Martin and Wood,helped him develop a feel for playing live music. In college Ian pursued a music curriculum by taking music theory and bass lessons along with teaching himself the intangibles. After a few college band encounters, he joined the Adam Pringle Project; the ensuing original material was played on several local radio stations, while allowing the band to open for Gin Blossoms at the Intersection, in Grand Rapids (2006). Ian was also the bassist for the local band Strange Brew for a couple of years before joining ranks with Radu and Steve, thus completing the base (pun intended) of Decades, in the summer of 2010.
  • Steve Godfrey (Drums, percussion, vocals) started playing drums at the tender age of 9. While in high school  he experienced his first band, namely Innocent Blood. The band also featured Bob Brock Jr. –  the son of famed GR polka star, Bob Brock. At 17 he ventured into his first club gig with his friend Phil, in a band called Black Diamond (Kiss pun, yes…). Throughout the years Steve has been part of bands such as Heather Downs, Toys, Misconduct (also featuring John Winstanley of great Grand Rapids fame!) and Iris Pool. Around 2003 he was part of The Stooges, together with our good friend Bruce Evans.  Steve has been part of the Decades family since 2005. His drumming influences include Neal Peart, Mike Portnoy and Dean Castronovo, while his listening likes might touch a bit of Kiss, Journey, Foreigner, Whitesnake, TheTubes, Queensryche, Dokken, Men at Work, then a whole lot of Motown. He is the driving beat behind it all.
  • Bruce  Evans (Guitar, KDB, vocals) Born in Pekin Illinois, just outside of Peoria, in the late 50’s, Bruce became interested in music at a very young age due to an extremely diverse musical environment provided by a family that centered on music of all types.    Nine-year private voice student and elected to All State Choir twice. Attended U.N.L.V. from 1974 – 1975 as a voice major and was the first freshman in the history of the school up to that time to be elected to “Musicum Collegium”, an institution comprised of the elite of the elite in the schools music/voice program. 1975-76 – Played drums and sang backing vocals for the Korean pop stars “The Pearl Sisters” based out of Las Vegas Nevada. 1977-80 – Freelanced as a drummer/singer for various regional acts. 1980-83 – Lead vocalist and songwriter for the Central New York band “Prettyboy”, a very popular north east rock band managed by “LimeLiters” out of Nashville Tennessee.   1984-88 – Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for “Alpha Centori”, a New York band signed to the “Music America” label and managed by the “Starstruck” agency whose list of artists represented included such names as Billy Sheehan and “The Goo Goo Dolls”. 1989-98 – Formed, wrote, sang and played guitar for “Hevansent”, a band originally signed by “Aroura Records” subsequently picked up by “Beyond Records” and then toured the continent receiving sales, airplay and press around the world. Hevansent also performed with dozens of major label acts. The Hevansent “Imperfect Angels” c.d. is still selling to date on the Internet and is considered a Melodic Metal rarity.1999-2004 – Formed and toured with “Souls In Common”, a band formed from the ashes of “Hevansent”.  Playing guitar and carrying the lead vocal spot, Bruce also wrote for the band and it proved to be a change in musical direction for him. After releasing the “Souls In Common” c.d. the band was offered and accepted a management deal with New York based “LuvLite Productions” and their touring calendar was handled by “ShowTime” out of Raleigh N. C2004-Present – Writing and working on a publishing deal and as one of the founding members of “Decades”, after a few year hiatus from the band, is back at the lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboard position and loving it.

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Song List:

Hold on loosely                                    38 Special

Dirty Deeds                                          AC/DC

You shook me                                      AC/DC

TNT                                                      AC/DC

Highway to hell                                     AC/DC

Long way to the top                             AC/DC

Walk this way                                       Aerosmith

Man in the box                                     Alice in Chains

Long train running                                Alman Bros.

Feel Like makin love                             Bad Co.

Saw her Standing there                        Beatles

Something                                           Beatles

Twist&Shout                                         Beatles

Hard to Handle                                      Black Crowes

Old time rock and roll                            Bob Seger

Dead or alive                                         Bon Jovi

Living on a Prayer                                  Bon Jovi

Cuts like a knife                                     Bryan Adams

Summer of 69                                       Bryan Adams

Crazy Bitch                                            Buck Cherry

Best friend’s girl friend                            Cars, The

Shine                                                     Collective Soul

Brickhouse                                             Commodores

I want you to want me                           Cheap Trick

The Twist                                                Chubby Checker

Pour Some Sugar on me                         Def Leppard

Counting blue cars                                  Dishwalla

Come on Eileen                                      Dixie Midnight Runners

Hotel California                                       Eagles

Shakin                                                    Eddie Money

Wonderful tonight                                   Eric Clapton

Blister in the sun                                    Femme Fatale

Waiting for a girl                                     Foreigner

Alright Now                                            Free

Friends in low places                              Garth Brooks

Faith                                                     George Michael

Some Kind of Wonderful                        Grand Funk

Sweet child of mine                               Guns & Roses

Crazy                                                   Gnarls Barkley

I only want to be with you                     Hootie and the Blowfish

Power of Love                                       Huey Lewis & The News

Hip to be square                                    Huey Lewis & the News

New girl now                                         Honeymoon suite

Need you tonight                                   INXS

Margaritaville                                         Jimmy Buffet

Rocky mountain way                             Joe Walsh

Hurts so good                                       John Mellencamp

Pink houses                                           John Mellencamp

Folsom Prison                                       Johnny Cash

Anyway you want it                              Journey

Don’t stop believeing                            Journey

Faithfully                                               Journey

Separate Ways                                     Journey

Another thing coming                           Judas Priest

Blue on Black                                        Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Get down tonight                                  KC and the Sunshine band

Footloose                                             Kenny Loggins

Lick it up                                               Kiss

Rock’n’roll all night                                 Kiss

Selling the drama                                   Live

Sweet Home Alabama                           Lynard Skynard

Amazed                                                Lonestar

Dock of the Bay                                    Marvin Gay

Let’s get it on                                        Marvin Gay

3 AM                                                     Matchbox 20

Enter Sandman                                      Metallica

For Whom the bell tolls                          Metallica

Sweet caroline                                      Neil Diamond

Rockstar                                              Nickelback

Your love                                             Outfield

Hit me with your best shot                   Pat Benatar

Every rose has it’s thorn                       Poison

Kiss                                                     Prince

Raspberry berret                                  Prince

Fat Bottomed girls                               Queen

Jessie’s Girl                                          Rick Springfield

Maggie May                                          Rod Stewart

Honky  tonk woman                             Rolling stones

What I like about you                            Romantics

Outside                                                 Staind

Joker                                                    Steve miller

Old time rock’n’roll                                 Steve Miller

Interstate love song                               Stone Temple Pilots

Plush                                                      Stone Temple Pilots

Superstition                                            Stevie Wonder

My Girl                                                   Temptations

Should I stay or should I go                     The Clash

Sober                                                     Tool

867-5309                                               Tommy Tutone

Free Fallin                                                Tom Petty

If you could only see                               Tonic

Open up your eyes                                  Tonic

Give me one reason                                Tracy Chapman

Brown Eyed Girl                                      Van Morrison

Have I told you lately                              Van Morrison

Moon dance                                            Van Morrison

Here I go again                                       Whitesnake

Slide it in                                                 Whitesnake

Funky music                                            Wild Cherry

Mustang Sally                                          Wilson Pickett

Chicken Fried                                           Zac  Brown Band

 

 

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