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Terry n' the Front / Bio

Terry n' the front has spent years searching for grooves wherever they may be.
Well over a decade ago, as teenagers, the core of the band -- Bassist Charles Newkirk, Guitarist Nicholas Rohde, and Drummer Terry L. Hawkins, Jr. cut their teeth in the huge Kenosha, WI punk scene. The band at the time, Captain Cavity & the Lung Bandits (D.B. Records), hungered for something with more substance, but took away a grounded sense of the DIY attitude. From that band was born a power trio, Terry n' the Front.
Keeping a Rock n Roll attitude, they started to explore many different styles of music through epic jams. This bled into a very dynamic breed of music. After getting a few shows under their belt, a childhood friend (fresh off of getting a double major in music degree) dug what they were doing and started to come to the jams. Lucas Dickinson began doing horns, keyboards, and samples; adding a whole new dimension to the band. He used his deep music knowledge to take the band from raw, energetic music, to something far more intricate and interesting. The band spent the next few years crafting their immense live shows, playing with bands of all different varieties; learning a little something from each.
The band continues to grow and expand their reach to fans throughout the Midwest. In 2011, the band was integral in forming Kenebula Records & Production (www.kenebula.com), which showcases a strong musical family in Southeastern Wisconsin, with an ever-growing presence in the area. In 2012, the band formed an affiliation with another organization, WiJam: The Wisconsin Jamband Scene (www.wijam.net), which is steadily on the rise and growing their presence nation-wide.
2012 also welcomed a brand new guitar player to the band, Cole Garcia, who has been seen around the state playing with beloved bands: the Delta Nine Band, NoOneSouldier, and more. Cole adds excellent chops and the thickness of a new Dual Guitar Attack, and opens up a whole new world of musical possibilities!
The band now showcases musical intricacy, strong grooves, unique songwriting, and three singers that pack a full vocal punch. Terry n' the Front is an original band with an innate ability to throw in covers (that they bring a unique TNTF spin to) to craft shows that are accessible to people of all ages
EPs --
5 Sheets to the Wind (2004)
With Gusto (2006)
Full Length Discs --
We Don't Have Any More Days To Sit Outside (2008)
Mildly Attractive in Dim Light (2010)
Terry n' the Front - Terry n' the Front (2012)

General Info

Band Members
Nick Rohde, Charles Newkirk, Lucas Dickinson, Terry Hawkins, Cole Garcia
Artist Name
Terry n' the Front
Home Page
Active Since
Jam / Electro Robot Funk / Psychedelic Rock

Contact Info

Madison, WI
Nicholas Rohde

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