(the best band you never heard of)
What is Wonderloaf? Ha, glad you asked!
What is Wonderloaf? The Best Band you’ve never heard of! We are a 5 piece who like to play RAWK music. We once all worked at the world famous Wonderloaf factory, until another famous Bakery (who must remain nameless, because their team of lawyers is bigger than our team of lawyers) stole our clientele, our identity and our livelihood. thus we were forced to seek other avenues of employment elsewhere.
We traveled far and wide, walked the globe, soul searched, toasted rye and soul searched some more. Arriving at one conclusion, saturate the world in sound! Armed with two 6 strings, a pair of micro-phones, a 50 watt fuse, a 22 Watt amp, some Luddy’s and a 4 string do-hickey Wonderloaf is the best lil’ band you’ve never heard of (or your money back at select venues - ie free admission ones). The line up is solidified with a male and female lead singers who sing as if their lives depended on it, a lead guitarist that makes you wonder "how did he do that" with a rhythm section of bass and drums that drive the whole 'Loaf', "bring the heavy" and act as the end slices keeping the loaf intact.
We accept the fact that we may not fit into a typical mold (another bread pun?) of cover bands. We all play with a passion and dedication to the music, the song, the venue and turn on a dime! Promising to dish out a spoonful of tasty nuggets, a teaspoon of surprises, a pinch of familiar gems and a wholesome good time - with the ability to make you wanna get up and dance!
Come on a whim! and leave as our friend! You are only a stranger once.....then you're family!
We are a band! We are a family! We are co conspirators! We Are Wonderloaf!
But...what we found out is that each one of us is:
And an athlete...
And a basket case...
And a criminal.
Does that answer your question?
Jesse embodies what rock and roll is all about. Passion and talent, with humility in his back pocket. Jesse's guitar playing is fearlessly experimental when he wants to go "out there," and in the pocket when the song calls for things to stay under control. He can blow out massive riffs and bluesy leads, or paint subtle soundscapes with a dizzying array of effects, Jesse's singing makes people pay attention. It's got real grit, with natural overtones that make you think of packs of menthol cigarettes and bottles of hooch, but it's all natural . He is the "crust of our 'Loaf
Susie has been singing for as long as she can remember., she thinks. Her soulful voice has been the backbone of several local classic rock & blues bands, and even a disco dance band. Sue enjoys singing all types of music and can cover anything from Linda to Janis to Aretha to Patsy as well as many songs traditionally sung by male leads from Rogers to Mercury to Plant to Morrison. Sue has a great gift for harmony, but her voice is not her only instrument…want more cowbell? Susie has it! Want some tambourine? Susie is the "Hendrix" of tambourine! She has moxie, talent and is fierce enough, when needed, to run the Wicked Witch straight outta town! She is the "Twist Tie" of our band and seals the 'Loaf with a kiss!
Nick At Night:
Nick is our secret weapon. Sometimes we like to play "stump the lead guitarist".....but have yet to stump him! Nick is capable of intricate leads, note for note solos when the "iconic" need arises and he is a true chameleon on the guitar. The only thing Nick lacks is the big ego to match his talent. All in all, Nick is who YOU want in your band, too late, he's in ours! Sometimes between sets you may catch N@N slicing whole loaves of bread with his guitar strings.......a feat most guitarists would never ever consider!
Randy "Dr Fog" Fogge:
Randy plays drums, talks drums, eats drums, talks drums some more, sleeps with a set in his master bedroom! If the band swerves off into uncharted Sabbath / Zeppelin territory be rest assured Randy will bring a smile to your face as he steers the "loaf to safe waters, he will.... bring it, bring it, bring it like no one went MIA in 1980! Randy holds the fort down like the F in F Troop! Dr Fog is also right at home shoving dough into our portable touring ovens, to create his own "Dr Fog Drum Rolls + Bread Sticks" (Patent Pending)
Gary "Grzzzy" Grzybek:
4 string thing
Gary doesn't sing, but man, the kid can play! You'll never find a more solid bass player. Whether he is playing Sabbath, Stones, fast or slow, Gary is our backbone. He plays with the precision of a Swiss watch locking down the rhythms and the passion of a switch blade. He also knows when to lay back, play in the pocket or add a bit flare. He is more than just an end slice of the Loaf!.....He's the best thing since.......sliced bread (did you really go there?.....umm, yeah...had to)