To Kids and Families:
Verretta's Neighborhood Fitness Rock-And-Roll tends to be directed towards children because they are without-a-doubt the best fans, and they participate with their whole being. Thus, our lyrics are universal life themes we all encounter, youthful or "curmudgeonly" aged. We politely welcome anyone to enjoy health and fitness with us. Ha.
To Pure Rock-And-Rollers:
We are a full throttle, high-energy rock band that values charred gourmet meats, fine beverages, a good showing and loving peoples getting their groove on.
Dan Veverka, “Danny V.”, is a self-taught musician hailing from the sprawling metropolis known as Austin, MN. Dan learned to play drums by playing along to songs by Rush, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc. Once he discovered he was NOT Neil Peart, he progressed to such artists as Jo-Jo Mayer, Buddy Rich, Thomas Lang, Johnny Rabb, etc. Dan is the founding member of Verretta.
Tony Crispigna, “Tony C.” or “T-Bird”, is a self-taught musician hailing from the dynamic confines of the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan (e.g., Escanaba, Marquette). Tony C. was struck by music as an adolescent through the epic sounds of Metallica, Guns-N-Roses, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Slayer, etc. Towards the end of college, Tony C. sang in a Catholic church choir and was politely inspired by the choir director, “you have a wonderful instrument, learn how to use it and you will be on your way…”. Tony C. also had an extended bartending career in front of live nationally-touring acts such as the Gin Blossoms, Leo Kotke, Electric Six, Eddie Campbell, etc. and local music. Thus, nudges of confidence and curiosity have shaped his musical path towards projects such as The Lochness Rocksters, Magic Black Pumas, and currently, Verretta. Current major influences include (but are not limited to) The Who, The Strokes, Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T-Rex, etc. When Tony C. is not being music, he is attending to the rhythms of his life.
Alexander Christopherson, "Alexio" or "The Kid", is a self-taught multi-instrumental artist from Apple Valley, MN. Alex enjoys playing the mandolin, ukulele, and sometimes banjo. Alex devours the low-end on bass, hands down. When he's not walkin' the low-end grooves, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, cigars, and a good IPA. Influences include (but are not limited to) Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Punch Brothers, The Beatles, and Dr. Manhattan.