Halloween Show w/ Costume Contest! Native Signal - Sean Cecil and Matt Mathis started writing in early January 2011. They started playing out as a 2 piece with hopes of finding other musicians to join in on the project. As of early July 2011, Adam Clark joined the band to play bass. Adam had just picked up the the fiddle right around the same time has he started the band and now that a year has passed, they've included it in their music. Last but
not least, after about a year's search Native Signal finally found their drummer, Steve St.James in June of 2012, giving the band exactly what they needed... Rock! Members of Native Signal come from many previous bands including: The Ferdy Mayne, Orfeo, Orange in the Background, The Goodnight Variety, The Back Home In Michigan Band and Ramblewood.
Originally a two piece consisting of Lightning Love's Aaron diehl and front man Shane Firek, The Ferdy Mayne have been through many line up changes over the course of the past few years. The most recent line-up has been in action for over a year now, consisting of members of some of Washtenaw County's finest acts of the past, including Graders,The Real Spicolli's, Actress, Hallway and Derby Mama. The sound is different, much less folky and much more raw, bare bones rock 'n roll with balls, precision, attitude and a very eclectic style of genre bending insanity. We are The Ferdy Mayne...fear us!
“Whoever writes it, sings it.” Listen to The HandGrenades, and you’ll quickly understand. With three contributing songwriters out of a four-man roster, The HandGrenades are a talented bunch. Brothers Andrew & Tom Pawelski, along with Nick Chevillet, take turns sharing lead and backing vocalist duties (along with lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass), while Joby Kaslowski provides a consistent bac
kbeat on the drums. If you’re digging a particular tune, be sure to check out who’s singing lead vocals, and you’ll instantly uncover the song’s mastermind.
With at least 5 years of songwriting under their belts, Detroit natives Andrew Pawelski and Nick Chevillet began to look for others to join in making music. In 2007, the elder Pawelski brother, Tom, joined the duo and shortly after, they snatched up the talents of drummer, Joby Kaslowski.
This foursome quickly became known to local audiences as The HandGrenades.
Boasting a polished sound, with no shortage of catchy hooks, it’s not surprising that The HandGrenades cite The British Invasion as a primary influence. Additionally, prominent two and three-part harmonies are reminiscent of early Motown and undoubtedly contribute to the band’s rockin’ retro feel.
The HandGrenades were signed to Sound Artifacts Music in August 2009. They released their Three Cheers for the Wonder Years EP in 2011, produced by Kevin McMahon at Marcata Recording (The Walkmen, French Kicks) and the album is now available in the US and EU via digital distributors.
2012 marks the release of The HandGrenades latest full-length record, The Morning After, recorded and produced by Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders (The White Stripes, Electric Six). The new album will be available both in hard copy and via digital distributors on March 30th, 2012.