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HAMMERDOG

www.myspace.com/thehammerdogband
BAND MEMBERS Brad Noe-vocals; Joe Farkas-lead guitar; Dalibor Vavrek-rhytm guitar; Eduardo Giancristofaro- bass guitar; Craig Wolverton- drums
GENRE Classic Rock and Metal
SOUNDS LIKE old school hard rock/metal
INFLUENCES Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, DIO, Running Wild, Grave Digger, KISS
YEARS TOGETHER 10
BIOGRAPHY
Founded in January of 2001 in Bellevue, WA by two shredders Dali Vavrek and Joe Farkas. After weeks of jamming together at old offices of Conseco Finance in downtown Bellevue duo started to audition for other band members. The band was soon joined by lead singer Ben Burris of Leavenworth and old roommate of Joe DJ Hill on a bass guitar. After couple of uninspiring drummers Kurt Roberts of Seattle has joined the band. Months of rehearsals at Evolution Studios in Bellevue were followed by gig in now defunct Fennix Underground in Seattle. Band was opening act for well known local icons Second Coming. Soon after this gig in 2004 lead guitar Joe Farkas retired from band and Jimmy Carlson took his place.
With new players band hit the road and played festivals in Leawenworth and Wenatchee. Also playing at Waldos, Cedarwood, Pounders, Big Daddys and all big clubs around Eastside. In 2008 band was joined by heavy hitting style drummer Craig Nichols who replaced exiting Kurt Roberts. In 2010 John Crain joined the band on the bass guitar replacing a couple of temporary bass players who played with the band after DJ Hill retired in 2007. In August of 2011 an original member Joe Farkas rejoined the band ,replacing lead guitar Jimmy Carlson. After recent changes in 2014, band retooled around two founding members and continues to play in all major clubs around Greater Eastside and Seattle.

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