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The Grifters / Bio

Based out of Virginia Beach, VA, “The Grifters” was founded in the winter of 2012. “The Grifters” have well over a decade of experience with various projects. Rob and Rich have worked in many projects together (and share the same parents). This is Rick and Rob’s third project together having brought you the acoustic cover duo “Departure” and the original music of “Midtown Drive.” Leandro has 25 years playing in several bands and session work. He has worked at Electric Ladyland and Sorcerer studios in NYC, as well as live sound. Along with many other venues in NYC/NJ, Leandro played CBGB’s and Melody Club. Prior to coming together, they individually have performed with several successful bands such as: Two Foot Small, Softstone, The Retailers, Silent Majority, Karma Tracing Skies, Tempers Fade, and Into Ashes. Collectively before coming together, the members have played locally at The Norva, The Jewish Mother, Hot Tuna, Keagan’s Irish Pub, Abbey Road Pub, Lunasea, Greenies, Smackwater Jack’s, The Half Shell, Hell’s Kitchen and many others. With Rob’s solid picking, Rick’s strong stage and vocal presence, Rich’s mastery of the bass, and Leandro’s countless years of experience, “The Grifters” are sure to entertain and surprise you with music covering all great decades and genres from the 50s through today.

General Info

Band Members
Rick Barry, Rob Oliver, Rich Oliver, Leandro Crespo
Artist Name
The Grifters
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Pop / Alternative

Contact Info

Virginia Beach, VA

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