BIO

The Grinders are:

Todd Dentico (vocals & guitar)
John Damn Chajka (bass)
Ryan Kemp (drums & vocals)



A brief history...

The GRINDERS are a 3-man army of beer-drinking, strip club-going, rocking and rolling partiers! Not only that, but they also write some great power-pop tunes, earning them a place in GARAGE-POP land. Beginning in 1996, the GRINDERS have been playing their special brand of 'drunk-rock' the only way they can - drunk. After various line-ups, with chief songwriter Todd as the only constant, the GRINDERS have two CD's under their belt.

'SAY CHEESE', released in 1998, is the band's debut CD and 2000's 'SOMEWHERE BETWEEN APE AND MAN' is the group's first GARAGE-POP RECORDS effort. Trips to NYC for gigs are now a common occurrence and one such occasion to CBGB's was filmed for an as-of-yet-unreleased documentary on the Rochester, NY music scene.

The GRINDERS third release, 'WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE', was issued via Garage-Pop Records in 2004, followed by an 11th Anniversary seven-inch single "My Poor Dog" in 2005. A special Christmas CD, "A Grinder X-Mas" came out in time for the 2009 holiday season through Garage-Pop/Get Hip Records.

In 2010, longtime drummer Ed Lynd departed the band & ex-Moviee Ryan Kemp has stepped in on drums.

The Grinders are currently working on an new CD.


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