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  1. The Lazy Blue Tunas formed in 2001. An eclectic/acoustic group, featuring three Acoustic Guitars, and Electric Bass. Also featuring 3&4 part harmony. Playing great music we’ve all heard for years, but striving to play songs other bands don’t play. They have a very diverse song list, and are known to throw in a few “unexpected twists” to appreciative audiences. Current line up is: Pete Bardolph, Acoustic Guitar/vocals. Dave Marsh, Acoustic Guitar/Vocals. (newest member) Mary Rademaker-Reed, Acoustic Guitar/Percussion/vocals. Mark VanDerKolk, Electric Bass/vocals. Check out the Gig calendar on the website to see where they are playing next, and be prepared to be entertained. Also on Facebook.

  2. Kim M says:

    I am searching for someone / anyone who might remember the band called Fire Department from the late 1970s, early 1980s…they may have even continued on into the mid to late 1980s. My friends & I used to go see them play at The Bavarian Inn (now the parking lot of the Gerald R. Ford Museum), and Paolo’s Livin’ Room.
    They did excellent covers of Led Zepplin, AC/DC (Bon Scott years), Accept (Balls to the Wall), Quiet Riot, and a hilarious cover of Georgia Satellites’ “Battleship Chains.” They were fantastic. I just never knew anything about them – if they were from MI or maybe other surrounding states, like IN or IL. Does anyone know anything about them? I would love to find out if any of the members are still around in other bands, or any info whatsoever.

    Kim M.

  3. David ( Breeze) Breese says:

    Just finished a marathon session OTP with Doug…his commitment & passion to this endevour leads me to believe he has sufffered brain damage of an irreversable magnitude…..God Bless him…lol. Keep plucking away Douglas….the memories that you and Kim are keeping alive are priceless & it is just possible….you are forming a grass-roots revival of music in its purest form…when the artists controlled it..& actually performed it. You have my support & co-operation in every way imaginable…. Mr.Breeze

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  6. htaccess says:

    Tetrad is a group of very experienced, seasoned players, playing some great Classic Blues, Rock and Country, and a great collection of original tunes! The performers in this group are veterans at their trade, so, what are ya waiting for! 🙂

    Come on out to our next show!

  7. Started at Brass Monkey – the band had originally been Ashes to Wind with Mike Romanowski on bass and Jeff Pierce on drums.

  8. Bob says:

    Please check out the Kwik Fix Band…..

  9. Gary Bowman says:

    Strumble Head
    Brian Ingraham – Lead Vocals
    Rick Forberg – Guitar and vocals
    Mike Angell – Bass
    Gary Bowman – Lead Guitar and vocals
    Tom Shipp – Drums

  10. Tetrad Band says:

    I forgot to add: We are a Grand Rapids based Band.

    “Tetrad Band” rocked and blues’d their way onto the scene in 2010!! With ripping guitar work from Randy Springer and Killin’ rhythm section made up of Laura Springer on Bass, Dan Reilly on Keys, and Xavier Garcia on Drums, this band is a contender! We are a Spirited Blues Rock Band, mainly oriented in Blues and Southern Rock, that can totally Rock the House! Or we can keep it mellow, it’s all up to you, we have a wide variety of music to choose from 🙂

    Tetrad is a group of very experienced, seasoned players, playing some great Classic Blues, Rock and Country, and a great collection of original tunes! The performers in this group are veterans at their trade, so, what are ya waiting for! 🙂

    Come on out to our next show!


  11. Tetrad Band says:

    Randy Springer – Lead & Vox
    Laura Springer- Bassist
    Dan Riley – Keys & Vox
    Xavier Garcia – Percussion/Drums

    Below is a list of a few places we have played.. 🙂

    River City Saloon
    Cancun Connection
    The B.O.B.
    Twisted Bull / People Lounge
    Chez Ami Bowling Lanes / Paolo’s Living Room / 54th St Lounge
    Eastbrook Bowling Lanes / Kegler’s
    Westgate Bowling Lanes
    Lakewood Bowling Lanes
    Greenville Bowling Lanes
    Muskegon Country Club
    Lincoln Lake Country Club
    Kent Country Club
    Otsego Club
    Penn Club
    Taxpayer’s Club
    Kentwood Roller Rink
    Steak and Blues Festival
    River Rock Festival
    Grin Fest
    Woodcock Festival
    Fast Trax
    Festival Downtown Grand Rapids
    Calder Stage
    Celebration on the Grand
    Rosa Parks Circle
    Red Flannel Days
    Polaski Days
    WLAV Raft Race
    Val Du Lakes
    Ionia / Barry County Fairs
    Sparta Rodeo
    Paris Trout Ponds
    The Grange
    WCUZ / B-93 Shows
    Local GR23 TV
    Club Eastbrook / The Orbit Room
    St. Cecilia’s
    Westside Halls
    DAV / VFW / Moose / Eagles / Knights of Columbus / American Legion
    Firekeeper’s Casino
    Poinciana Lounge – Key West, FL
    Holiday Inn:Grand Rapids, Spring Lake, Traverse City
    Rockford Hotel
    Howard City Hotel
    Wayland Hotel
    Harley Hotel
    Best Western
    Howard Johnson
    Hoffman House
    The Candlestone
    Belding Inn
    Bresa del Rio Ranch
    Billy’s / Martini’s / Eastown Saloon
    River City Saloon
    Kirby Grill
    Laguna Beach
    Rose Bud
    Coral Gables
    Blue Note
    Great Lakes Downs
    Log Cabin
    Comet lanes
    The Grotto
    Beer Barrel
    Danny J’s
    Cascade Roadhouse
    Pat’s Roadhouse
    Turk Lake Inn
    Daisy’s Gun Lake Inn
    Gowen Lake Inn
    Government Lake Lounge
    Whiskey River
    Whiskey Creek
    Whiskey Lounge
    Stephanie’s Lounge
    The Colony
    Putt Putts
    The Continental
    Brass Bull / Yogi’s
    The Rio Grand
    The Radio / Dominic’s / Robert’s Roost
    What Not Inn
    Sand & Surf / Neutral Corner
    Silver Dollar
    The Lamplight
    Grant Airport
    Hilliard’s Corner
    Sentry Post
    Rags to Riches / Leo’s
    Rhythm Kitchen
    One Trick Pony
    Bourbon Street
    Kalamazoo College
    York’s Landing
    Lena Lou / Village Inn
    Johnny’s in Custer
    44 Lounge
    Sand Bar / Lake St. Station
    J.J. Nichol’s
    Harvard Tavern
    The Highlander
    Old Boys Brew House
    Crazy Horse
    The Loading Zone / The Raven
    Leonard Heights Inn / Make Believe’s
    Swinging Door
    The Valley
    The Round Up
    The Street Car
    The Time Out
    The Bow Tie
    Howlin’ Moon Saloon
    Gun Tavern
    Red Carpet Inn
    The Riverview
    Dirty Shame
    The Hill
    The Embassy
    Stan’s Tavern
    Maple Island Tavern
    Southland Tavern
    Rogue River Tavern
    Crystal Valley
    Silo Gopher
    4 J Ranch House
    Westwood Ranch House
    LC’s Roadhouse
    Alpine Lounge / Brass Monkey
    Slip Knot
    Stumble Inn
    Rusty Nail
    Froggy’s / Canopy
    Tennessee Jack’s / Silver Derby
    The Intersection
    Thunder Chicken
    Wooden Nickel
    J.R. Dillons
    R&D Recreation
    The Stable Inn
    Miller’s Cave
    Yellow Jacket
    Kent City Lounge
    Bottoms Up
    Pop A Top
    Numerous Weddings, Anniversaries,
    Festivals, Pow Wows, Biker

  12. John Sanger says:

    Sanger Brothers Band
    Contact: John Sanger
    (616) 485-2197

    What We Do:
    The Sanger Brothers Band serves up a heartfelt slice of Americana. Americana is roots music influenced by rock, country, jazz, & blues. The Sanger Brothers combine these elements to create their eclectic sound. Although they moonlight as a cover band their original sound is influenced by bands like The Jayhawks, Old 97’s, Uncle Tupelo, John Prine, Bob Dylan, & Tom Petty. Most songs start in acoustic form, and grow from there. John performs acoustically as “The Lone Sanger” as well.

    We are a tight 3 piece band with a big sound. We can easily fit in smaller establishments whereas a larger band may be too big for the room. We have fun with the patrons & you might try us out instead of a DJ or Karaoke one night. We are also happy to offer a more competitive price for weeknights or early shows. I also do solo acoustic shows if your establishment is on a budget.

  13. Tom Jones says:

    Ashes to Wind – predecessor to OZZ
    Started at Yellow Jacket – Allendale and became the house band at Brass Monkey.

    Tom Jones – keyboards
    Rich Bacans – guitar
    Jeff Pierce – drum
    Mike Romanowski – bass

  14. Tom Jones says:

    OZZ – Grand Rapids
    Tom Jones – Keyboards
    Rich Bacans – Guitar
    Scott Hock – Bass
    Jeff Galas – Drums

    Started at Brass Monkey – the band had originally been Ashes to Wind with Mike Romanowski on bass and Jeff Pierce on drums.
    Changed Bavarian in from country for Ronnie Frey to Rock n Roll. Played Michigan club circuit with home base at Bavarian. Played the Creek in Big Rapids, Harbor Inn – Grand Haven every year during Coast Guard Festival.

    Went thru lots of players:
    Bass was originally Romanowski, then replaced by Bill Moore (Juniper) and the Hock – Vic Amato)

    Jack Meyers temporarily replaced Jeff Galas while recovering from motorcycle accident.

    Fred Galas then replaced Tom Jones on keyboards.

    Scott VanderArk replaced Rich Bacans

    From there I don’t know who or how many musicians were replaced.

    after Fred Galas replaced Tom Jones of Keyboards.

  15. HMS – Grand Rapids

    Wayne Williams – keyboard and vocals
    Jim ( Pete) Peterson – Bass Guitar
    Dennis Gramza – lead guitar
    unknown – drums

    Played 1970s Lena Lou’s
    Yellow Jacket
    Night Hawk
    Silo Gopher

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