Joe started taking guitar lessons at the age of 9, but really found his love for music as a teenager in the 1990s. Since then he has played in a number of cover bands, as well as bands creating original music. Joe is currently working on an album of his own original tunes, and is excited to be playing covers again with the Grand River Band.
Ray first picked up a guitar in the mid 70's and challenged himself to learn Xanadu by Rush, by ear. Took 6 months. True story. Music has always been a huge influence throughout Ray's life attending numerous concerts and festivals of his hero's during the 70's and 80's. Ray has been playing the bass since the 2000's and enjoys playing for crowds at parties, weddings, bars and charity gigs giving back to the community.
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Doug took piano lessons and sang in choirs at an early age. Heavily influenced by Blues and Classic rock, Doug identified with Indie Alternative and Ska music as a teenager, and began playing guitar. In 2006, "D.C." completed an honours diploma in Audio Engineering from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology in London, Ontario. Doug can be found playing with his other projects in the Kitchener, Ontario area on most weekends, and is well known for a highly energetic stage presence. He also maintains an avid interest in all music (new and old) across a wide variety of genres.
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Steve has maintained an interest in music since picking up a guitar in the late 60's. Since that time he has played bass and guitar in various rock bands and acoustic duos. The opportunity to play with other like-minded musicians has been a welcome gift over the years. Always a fan of classic rock, he is now enjoying this music with the Grand River Band!
Doug started playing drums during the 70's disco era in Montreal. He played the Montreal circuit till the mid 80's and also in the clubs north of the city until moving to Ontario. Doug continued playing with various musicians and bands until discovering three other talented guys and formed the "Grand River Band"
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