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Jammin’ with Marsha Brady



Marsha Marsha Marsha! Jan used to wine that phrase anytime she felt Marsha Brady was getting all of the attention. That was decades ago but today Marsha Brady is still stealing everyone’s attention. Marsha Brady the band that is.
Mike Seta (vocals and guitar), Derek Alldred (drums and percussion), Rick Grabencamp (bass and vocals) and Toy Hobbs (guitar and vocals) make up the band Marsha Brady. Their attention stealing power comes from the band’s brand of popular pop rock and dance music, their high energy showmanship and their crowd cheering mid-tune antics. They do party rock, and well.
I doubt the jager infused cuties crowding the stage (and climbing on it) notice the subtle bass work and solid back up vocals Blues Bro Rick is dishing out. It’s unlikely they take note of, let alone appreciate, Toy’s rendition of 90’s guitar gods on hot covers from the big hair era (he sings a mean Bon Jovi too). Nope, all the crowd sees is Derek wailing his drums, sticks twirling high and Mike’s lead vocals drawing them in closer, nodding to yet another hottie to hop on the stage and join the fun.
But that’s OK. Marsha Brady is among the successful bands out there that knows full well they’re not there to record the next best single. They’re there to give a coupe hundred people the Friday night they’ve been looking forward to all week.
Sounds easier than it is. I hear original bands and even bars (only 2) bad mouth and bitch about cover bands. They have no appreciation for party rock players and smile smugly every time a big party rock cover band is mentioned (as if they are better in some way). I disagree. Great Party Rock and Hip Hop bands can demand one, two or even three thousand dollars per show. That’s MBA-PHD money.
I always clear it up this way. What you do for a living is what you are. If your band pays all your bills, your a professional musician. If your band plays once a month and you have a job to pay your bills (or need one) you’re an amateur musician (at best). I imagine many 40 hour workers would envy the dream these well paid party rock bands are living. They wanted to be pro musicians, they worked hard at it for years. Today, they make great money and have a great time doing it. If your original band (or original band bar) can’t do that, you are the unsuccessful one my friend.
You’ll find Marsha Brady gettin’ paid to party on the stage in all the popular area clubs & pubs in and around Cincy. They earned a Cammy for their outrageous show and hundreds of fans along the way. If you’re lookin’ to get out, get boozed, get loose & dance off the work week blues, you’ll find Marsha Brady will earn their pay and your patronage. It’s a good time every time.
Check them out at reverbnation.com/marshabradyband or on facebook. See the live show at Anderson Bar & Grill - Friday 8th, MVP Sports Bar - Friday 22nd and J&B’s Tavern - Friday March 22nd.

 

 

 

 

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