The Vinyl Spiders / Bio

Band Members
CRAIG -- Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Harmonica, Vocals
Craig has written & recorded original material in The Jumpers (Buffalo, NY) and The New Originals (Dallas), plus he has performed in cover bands including Little Kids Screaming, The Strolling Clones, and Far From OK. He has also guested as a substitute guitarist or drummer for various friends' bands over the years. Influences are wide and varied, from 40's swing through today's tunes -as long as it has melody, hook, and rhythm.

DUFF -- Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Duff grew up in the Dallas area and has been in several cover bands including Restless Fields, Contraband and Little Kids Screaming. He has also written dozens of original songs for his solo project, Dufferama. He is currently the Program Director at 2CoolRadio.com and has hosted The Time Machine since 2004. His influences are The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Who, The Doors, Jethro Tull and most classic rock.

TANNER -- 6 & 12 String Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin, Vocals
Originally from Lubbock, Tanner's had the pleasure of playing with a number of different bands and styles of music over the years. Rock and Roll, Folk, Classical, and Country from Austin's Armadillo World Headquarters to the Colorado Rockies to LA's glitz factories. What a long strange trip it's been! He has found time to get a BA in Studio Art, holds a General Class Ham Radio License and is the owner of a Harley Softtail, which along with the Texas roads, makes for an unbeatable combination.

KEN -- Percussion, Keyboards, Flute, Vocals
Born and raised in SoCal, Ken is musically a "Jack-of-all-Trades"... experienced in guitar, flute, piano, xylophone and lots of percussion. Since 2006, Ken has played percussion and sung every Sunday with his Church band. Besides keyboards and vocals, he brings to this band the natural sounds of flute, quinta (conga), cajon (box drum), shekre, tambourine, and shaker. To quote Ken, "Thanks Mom for forcing me to take those awful piano lessons as a child."

DAVE -- Drums, Vocals
Originally trained on piano, Dave started playing drums in the sixth grade and has been playing in local area bands for years including Detour, Blue Lucy, and Far From OK. He also fills in every now and then with a couple of bands at local venues.
A native of Ft. Worth, Dave’s influences naturally include country, but also include the classic rock and southern rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s.

General Info

Band Members
Craig, Duff, Tanner, Ken, Dave
Artist Name
The Vinyl Spiders
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / 60's, 70's and 80's / The Songs You Love

Contact Info

Richardson, TX