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NLR / Bio

The origins of what became to be known as the Central Florida alternative rock band NLR began in early 2007 as a group Co-workers getting together to have a "Jam Session" and a few beers on Friday nights to let off some steam. This soon attracted a large number of musicians and spectators from miles around to witness the weekly event and things stared to get out of hand. Fortunately, a rock band calling themselves "Third Man Out" was spawned from the chaos. Third Man Out was comprised of Dave Winkles Jr. on vocals and rhythm guitar, Robert Dinesen II on Lead Guitar and Josh Day on drums. The band name was eventually changed to "This Fall Fades" and the band started live recording band practices in late 2007. The early recordings were mostly comprised of original songs with a few cover songs and suffered due to lack of good song structure, equipment, and recording knowledge. However, the recordings progressively improved with the acquisition of better equipment, improving recording knowledge, and song writing skills. And on a side note, some of the later songs on this playlist such as "Coffins" and "Funk My Wrong" actually fooled some of our fans into thinking we had recorded a live studio album - when in fact they were recorded live in a garage. In March of 2008 it was decided by the drummer's wife to change the name of the band to "No License Required" in a bitter sarcastic attempt to signify the fact that none of the band members had a valid drivers license and she was forced to drive everyone around to assemble the "Jam Night". In June of 2008, Scott Smith was added to the bands line up to play Bass Guitar. "No License Required soon started to play live shows around town and the band name was shortened to simply "NLR" when it became evident that no pub or bar that they scheduled a show with would allow a band flyer to be put up that said "No License Required" (in fear of minors showing up to the scheduled event). Although every effort was made to present the recorded songs on this page in chronological order, a few exceptions remain. The "Bio" of each song (written from the POV of Lead Guitarist (Robert Dinesen II) can be found in the lyrics section of the songs preceding the actual lyrics. With such diverse influences as Rush, Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria, and Fates Warning NLR eventually rose to be a "My Space" power house of the Central Florida rock band circuit. NLR went on to perform a show at a the historic "Office Pub" in Winter Haven, Florida in 2009 and drew the attention of a professional photographer and a local music writer who wrote an article on the band. Later that year NLR briefly broke up and reformed with a new line up of Sean Collins (on vocals and bass), Robert Dinesen II (on lead guitar), and Josh Day (on drums) and managed to re-record the songs "If it was Only Possible", and new originals entitled "Killing Fields" and "Jelly Pool" before eventually going their separate ways. This signified the end of NLR. However, the spirit of the band lives on in the band "Divided Bye" with original members Josh Day (on drums), Scott Smith (on bass) and Rob Cox (on guitar and vocals).

General Info

Band Members
Sean C. - Vocals and Bass, Robert D. - Guitar, Josh D. - Drums
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Rock / Indy Alternative Hard Rock / Progressive Experimental Fusion Pop Punk

Contact Info

Lakeland, FL