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The Missing / Bio

As far as under-rated bands go, The Missing may be at the top of that list, looking to break out at any moment. Regarded as Cleveland Ohio’s “next big thing” The Missing have developed their die-hard fan base through years of relentless gigging, while encountering a massive scale of blood, sweat, and beers. Known for their energetic and interactive live show, The Missing brings a refreshing reinvention of rock and roll back to the forefront.

With ties in the punk rock, metal, and indie scene they have been able to appeal to a mass scale in the form of Vans Warped Tour and Cleveland’s own Roverfest. Frontman Christopher Marinin describes The Missing’s music as “Rock, pure and simple. Sure there is some anger, some love, and a hell of a lot of sing-a-longs, but at the end of the day, it’s about a release from the daily grind among great friends. It’s pretty much happy music for angry people and angry music for happy people. We love everyone!”

Since founding in 2008 as an acoustic act, The Missing have had the privilege to perform alongside a diverse amount of talent including The Donnas, Everytime I Die, cKy, The Ataris, Punchline, and once upon a time, Corey Feldman…yes, that Corey; among many others. Though The Missing has played major stages, they enjoy the comfort and closeness of a smaller room where they can interact with their fans on a personal level. Stage diving, group singing, and community drinks are common sights at their shows. All of the interaction and love among The Missing and their fans can be attributed to their passionate music.

The Missing have released 3 albums and numerous short run EP’s on their label, Ghost Laboratories Records. “City of Curses” was released in April 2011 as their first LP album. The record, which was recorded over the period of two weeks in a home built in 1892 in the ghost town of Steubenville, Ohio, is a veritable tour-de-force. The 13 song record features songs produced by Steve Soboslai of Punchline (former Fueled by Raman band), and takes the listener across a wide platform of music ranging from punk to classic rock to indie. Their singles “Black as a Crow” and “Spiderbites” receive considerable internet play on Yahoo Music & Jango Radio. Showing their broad appeal across the music spectrum, acclaimed music video director Richard Thomas (Stitch of Mushroomhead) directed a music video for “Black as a Crow” released in July 2011.

One thing remains constant with The Missing and that is their ability to produce great music and their love of their fans, giving them everything they have. With an independent spirit and a bright future, The Missing look to make as many people happy as possible; as Christopher states, “It's all about fun and friends! Celebrate the hard times with good vibes!”

General Info

Band Members
Christopher Marinin - Vocals/Guitar/Organ/Piano, Rick Ksiazka - Bass/Vocals, Elliot Barry - Guitar/Vocals, Chad Martin - Drums
Artist Name
The Missing
Home Page
Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Cleveland, OH