ERASTUS MEMBERS FROM THE PAST

- Occupation: Official Erastus Photographer, Inventor, Visionary, Owner of Lloyd's Auto Service in Van Wert, Ohio

                         (taking care of all of your automotive needs, from headlights to taillights and everything in between!!)


- Instruments played: Camera, Pyrotechnics, VW Beetle


- Musical influences: Erastus


- Interesting facts about self: I employ the world's oldest man, Farrell Lee Welch Jr


- Hobbies: Fixing problems, having fun.


- Who I would like to meet: Farrell Lee Welch III

Sgt. Brent F. Roth, M.D. (2013-2016)

Brad "Mr. Burns" Baucher (2006-2013)

                            Founding drummer

Andy Langenkamp (2006-2009)

                                       Founding bass player

Farrell Lee Welch, Jr. ("FLW2")(2006-2013)

                             (founding rhythm/lead guitar player)

GEORGE "THE PROFESSOR OF PROSECUTION" MOORE

Vince "The Enforcer" Barnhart

MATT "CLOYCE THE VOICE" DENNEY (2009-2016)

- Occupation: Ditch-digger

- Instruments played: Guitar

- Musical influences: Farrell Lee Welch, Jr.

- Interesting facts about self:  None, I am a very boring person

- Hobbies: None, I am a very boring person

​- Who I would like to meet: Phil Homan

- Occupation: Guitar God

- Instruments played: Guitar

- Musical influences: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Matt Denney

- Interesting facts about self: I have the most unique guitar in Mercer County, Ohio

- Hobbies: Playing guitar, rocking out

- Who I would like to meet: Stevie Ray Vaughan

ROSS "THE BOSS" OVERMAN (2013-2016)

First public performance (Erastus Bash I, July 2006)

LEE "THE CAMERA MAN" BERRY (2008-2016) 

Pictures from the Erastus Archives

Dave "Davelos" Zacharias (2006-2009)

                                         (Our first soundman / roadie)

- Occupation: Brookside Trucking Mechanic

- Instruments played: Drums, Metal Can

- Musical influences: Tommy Lee, Buddy Rich, Eric Carr, Mitch Mitchell

- Interesting facts about self: I am married with two kids

- Hobbies: riding motorcycles, watching racing at Eldora

​- Who I would like to meet: Sammy Hagar
- Occupation: City of Celina Engineering Department 

- Instruments played: Bass, Electric Guitar

- Musical influences: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Van Halen, Hank Williams Sr.

- Interesting facts about self: I have gone on several mission trips in my life: 2x to Malawi, Africa, 2x to Honduras/Nicaragua, 1x to Cheval, Alaska (Eskimo Village). I met my wife when I was 13 years old at a Church Camp in Pennsylvania. She is from Puerto Rico and spoke no English, I spoke no Spanish, but we kept in touch by letters and we eventually met up and married in 1990, and we are still happily married.

- Hobbies: Hunting, tennis, golf, and grilling. And rocking.

​- Who I would like to meet: Fred Bear
- Occupation: Professor of Rockstardom, Esquire.

- Instruments played: Vocals, Lead/rhythm guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboards, keytar, drums, chainsaw

- Musical influences: The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hank Williams Sr., Classic Country, Classic Rock, Erastus, The Jane Stachler Religious Experience, Bull Butter, Durbin (in that order)

- Interesting facts about self:  In 2003, I won first place in a bed-making contest  as a Holiday Inn Express housekeeper.  Also, I have met Matt Denney before! He's a great guy!!

- Hobbies: Cincinnati Reds baseball; Being a rockstar

​- Who I would like to meet:
Dead: Hank Williams Sr. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert E. Lee, John Singleton Mosby, J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, George Washington, Jesus, Joe Nuxhall, and the guys from Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Alive: Thom Brennaman; Joseph Momma; Jeff Brantley.

I have met Marty Brennaman (he's a REALLY great guy!)

Phil 'Fill' Homan

- Occupation: Factory Worker 
- Instrument played: Drums, cowbells, microphone
- Musical influences: Tommy Lee, Neil Peart, Lars Ulrich 
- Interesting facts about self: I'm really tall (not!) 
- Hobbies: Playing Drums, Playing Basketball, Racing Go Karts, watching the BUCKEYES 
- Who I would like to meet: Anyone famous, except Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus

- Occupation: Mayor of Mendon, Ohio; Union Boss
- Instruments played: Vocals, Bass, Beard, Mandolin (retired), Guitar, Beard Trimmer 
- Musical influences: 80s hairbands, classic country, songs that ROCK
- Interesting facts about self:  I was a contestant on the TV Show "The Voice" in 2014.  Also, I am not as old as Farrell Lee Welch, Jr. (a.k.a. "FLW2").  Also, my first band was “Bull Butter and the Shark Sandwiches” in 1979 – You should read our two word review!
- Hobbies:  Playing bass, enforcing union rules.
- Who I would like to meet: George Jones

Trace Senger