Frontman Jonas Birkel has played music for a cumulative 12 years. He started with classical theories and then worked his way to other fields of music. He’s been playing in bands since eighth grade, but he never really went anywhere with what he wsa doing, so he decided to form a more serious band that is Spud.
The band consists of some great musicians: Larson Woolwine (drums/percussion), Lilli Staab (vocals) Ryan Kauffman (guitar, bass, keyboard, and sax) and Birkel (guitar and bass). There style of music is mostly alternative and grunge. They’re getting a deal with the owner of the Record Bar to play there weekly, and they consider it a great venue because it suits their style of music.
Their inspirations span from Bob Dylan to Nirvana, but their personal favorites are Led Zeppelin, AUdioslave, Muse, Foo Fighters, Colt, and the Ramones.
They’ve been playing for six months, but the time flies.
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