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The Desert Vest / Bio

Booking / Inquiries: thedesertvest@gmail.com - We are a three piece grunge band.

The heart of The Desert Vest began beating in 2008 in Milwaukee when Lucas Price (vocals/guitar) and Nick Hauboldt began working together. The focus being rock 'n roll, the sound reflected much of their exposure to DIY grunge music of the 90's.

In the Summer of 2010, The Desert Vest found a home in Minneapolis. After recording numerous demos, it was time to focus on playing shows around the twin cities. While scouring Craigslist Lucas Price connected with Tom Mooney (bass), and Mike Hanzelka (drums). As the band grew together, they composed and performed a mix of sloppy garage and loud pop-punk.

Through their tireless networking and gigging in the Minneapolis area, the band formed close relationships with venues and promoters including Cause Soundbar, Nick and Eddie, and The Hexagon. The Desert Vest quickly made bonds with well known and respected bands like Buildings, Bloodnstuff, and Zoo Animal.

As the band's following grew through shows, word-of-mouth, and help from radio stations like 89.3 The Current and 90.7 KFAI-FM.

Through a steady schedule of shows, they came into contact with Merritt Benton (Organica Recording, Atomic K, Sounds Of Blackness), who tracked their 2012 record, Hey What.

General Info

Band Members
Lucas Price, Tom Mooney, Mike Hanzelka
Artist Name
The Desert Vest
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Alternative Rock / rock

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN

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