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Band Lineup


Chase Kuehn (Drums / Percussion / Vocals)
Bryan Graff (Lead Guitar)
Robin McGrath (Lead Vocals / Guitar)
Jake Unterman (Bass / Rhythm Guitar)




Chase Kuehn 
Drums / Percussion / Vocals

Gear

Drumset:  Tama Imperialstar Drums with Tama / Pearl / Gibraltar Hardware
Snare Drum:  6.5 X14-inch Ludwig Black Beauty with Imperial lugs and Supra-Phonic snares
Cymbals:  Zildjian A-Custom 14-inch hi-hats, 16-inch and 18-inch crashes, and 20-inch medium ride; Zildjian K-Custom 11-inch hybrid splash; Zildjian ZXT 8-inch Trashformer and 16-inch Titanium FX cymbals; Factory Metal Percussion Street FX 10-inch Celtic bell; Sabian 8-inch AAX Air Splash
Drum Heads:  Remo and Evans
Sticks:  Vater and Vic Firth 5A, 5B, and 2B
Electronic Percussion:  Yamaha DTX-502
Various percussion instruments from LP, Rhythm Tech, Remo, and Meinl

History

Chase was born in Washington DC, and currently resides in Fairfax Station, VA.  He lives with his parents and his exceedingly goofy beagle, Ellie.  His mother plays the clarinet and his father is a drummer.

Musical Background

Chase began playing the clarinet in elementary school, and continued playing through middle school, where he was a member of his school's symphonic band.  He played this instrument for 4 years before switching to the drums in May 2012.  He currently receives formal instruction from his private teacher, Mike Lilburn (Mike plays drums in several bands, including Aaron Crawford and The Badcards), and informal instruction and advice from his father.  This combination of instruction on technique and practical, real world experience is allowing Chase to learn his instrument at an accelerated pace.

Influences

Family -    Chase's mother instilled a love of music in him and encouraged him to play a musical instrument by introducing him to the clarinet.  She happily shared her knowledge and experience of the instrument with him to augment his training in band.  Chase's father continues to be a major influence in his accomplishments behind the drumset.  Between hearing the stories of his father's "younger days" as a gigging drummer, coveting his father's drumset, and listening to "tons" of music from his generation and his father's, he decided to become a drummer.

Bands -    Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Green Day, Daughtry, Rise Against, Live, Foreigner, and Guitar Hero

Hobbies

Chase is a natural tennis player, and competes on the junior circuit within the Mid-Atlantic region of the USTA.  He also earned his varsity letter as a freshman playing tennis for his high school.  He loves to play all sports, listening to music, playing video games, and learning how to play the electric guitar.

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Bryan Graff 
Lead Guitar

Gear

Fender Stratocaster 6-string guitar
Yamaha FG700S

History

Bryan was born in Fairfax Hospital and currently resides in Fairfax Station, VA.  He has one younger sister and a ferocious Shih tzu named Buster.

Musical Background

Bryan's parents signed him up for piano lessons in the 3rd grade.  While still in elementary school, he played cello and alto saxophone for his school orchestra and band.  Bryan began playing guitar at the end of 7th grade, knowing that he would be taking the class the following year.

Influences

Bryan's grandmother began teaching him to play the piano when he was very young, which inspired him to pursue music.  His guitar teacher at school has inspired him to continue with the instrument.

Hobbies

Although much of Bryan's time is spent playing guitar, he also enjoys reading, playing video games, camping, hiking, and rowing for his school's crew team.

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Robin McGrath 
Lead Vocals / Guitar

Gear

Schecter Omen-6 6-string guitar
Microphones, digital effects pedals, and vocal chords

History

Robin was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and grew up in Jensen Beach, Florida.  She currently lives in Herndon, Virginia, with her mother, sister, and her sister's husband.  She has two kittens and a dog.

Musical Background

Robin's mother and family taught her everything she knows and loves about music, and she was singing before she could talk.  Since she lived so close to Disney World, she pictured herself being a Disney princess, which, of course, included singing.  Like most youngsters, Robin started learning how to play musical instruments in elementary school.  She began learning the clarinet, followed by the violin. Currently, she is focusing her energy on learning the guitar and the piano.  Singing, however, remains Robin's passion, and is something that she wishes to do professionally.

Influences

Robin is influenced by many aspects of Broadway, since she aspires to perform there someday.  Her family and best friends are her primary influences motivating her to reach her goals.  Other musical influences include Paramore, Green Day, Elvis Presley, and Sierra Boggess.

Hobbies

Robin invests much of her time involved with school theatre and choir.  In her spare time, she writes reviews of local high school shows for The Cappies Critics.  Robin also loves to read, write, and dance.

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Jake Unterman 
Bass / Rhythm Guitar

Gear

Ibanez BTB675M 5-String Electric Bass
Wasburn PXS10FRDLXWB 6-String Electric Guitar

History

Jake was born and currently resides in Fairfax Station, Virginia, with his family and his two dogs, a dachshund named Teddy and an Australian shepherd-poodle mix named Dallas.

Musical Background

Jake began playing the violin in 3rd grade.  Two years later, he switched to the viola, but realized his musical interests lay elsewhere.  Jake switched to the electric guitar during the summer of sixth grade, and by his freshman year of high school was allowed to participate at the highest level of his high school's guitar program.

Influences

Jake's early influences were bands such as Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Green Day, and the Beastie Boys, since this was the music installed on his iPod by his father.  Jake has since gravitated toward punk and hardcore bands such as Four Year Strong, the Ramones, Rise Against, and Sum 41.

Hobbies

Jake enjoys playing guitar, reading, rowing in his school's crew team, and honing his video game-playing skills.

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