Founding bass player
(Our first soundman / roadie)
- 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: Freemasonry; 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!)
- 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
- Occupation: Brookside Trucking Mechanic
- Instruments played: Drums, Metal Coffee 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: 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
- 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: 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
(founding rhythm/lead guitar player)
- 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
- Occupation: Ace of Bass of Erastus
- Instruments played: Electric bass guitar, drums, acoustic guitar.
- Musical influences: Jimmy Drywall and the Bruce Screws
- Interesting facts about self: My bass amp weighs less than my bass guitar. I play for three bands plus a solo acoustic act. United States Army veteran.
- Hobbies: Pickup up my light bass amp
- Who I would like to meet: Anybody who can make a lighter bass amp
- Occupation: Stagehand for The George Erastus Experience & Tracy and the Cue Balls, Customer Service for an Automotive OEM.
- Instruments played: Pedal Board, Guitar
- Musical influences: The Roadrunner Band (Butch and Jane Griner), Steve Lynch of Autograph, Satriani, KISS, Boston, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Dokken, Scorpions, and just about anything that rocked in the 70's and 80's.
- Interesting facts about self: I live near Neptune. My right thumb was broken as a toddler and never treated, but I can still hold a guitar pick. Not many people knew that I lived mostly by myself as a teenager, but since most of my neighbors were musicians, my interest in learning guitar kept me out of trouble.
- Hobbies: Studying and investing in Mutual Funds. Raising two Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies.
- Who I would like to meet: Brad Paisley, Anyone from Pink Floyd, KISS or any of the bands mentioned above.