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Twice As Hard / Bio

Dan Mulcher Drummer/Background Vocals

Dan was born in 1957 and has been playing since the age of 15. Later Dan was studying music at North Texas State. Over the years a few of Dans influences have been Van Halen, Montrose, Black Sabbath, Dave Clark Five, the Beatles, Yes, Jethro Tull and the Ramones along with classical and jazz music. Dan is a true professional musician and has played in bands all over the State of Texas, including The Saints, Swan Song, Bricks in the Wall, From us to You, Revolver, Fast Lane (Eagles tribute band), Without a Doubt (No Doubt tribute band), the Molly Maguires, Any Timmons, Johnny Solinger, Kulcha Far, Jam Wows plus various country bands.

Tom Hoover Bass/Background Vocals

Tom started playing bass in New Jersey at 14 when he realized there were more bands needing bass players than saxophone players which he started playing at 9. One lesson on how to tune the bass and the bass line to Green Eyed Lady and it was off to gigging. The next few years were spent playing the usual high school dances, weddings, cult sacrifices, etc., until he moves to Texas in 1972. In the late 70s and 80s, Tom played mostly country/rock crossover music and a lot of time playing a 6-string acoustic. Tom got back into playing bass in rock bands again in the 90s. After playing countless cover bands and doing some studio work on several CDs, Tom along with Jim Spurlock started the Saints in 1997. All well as playing bass with Twice as Hard, Tom is currently playing bass with Black Zappeth. His influences range from The Allman Brothers Band to Frank Zappa.

Paul West Vocals

Paul grew up in South Texas listening to country music. Later he would become influenced by banks such as The Eagles, Jim Croce, Van Halen and Aero Smith. Paul is a veteran of the Dallas music scene. Since 1992 singing and playing guitar for original bands like Blink, Diablo Sol and Throttle Rocket. Paul feels there is no lack of soul and deeper meaning in the catchy southern rooted songs of the Black Crowes.

Jay Taz Atz Guitarist/Background Vocals

Jay moved to North Texas from his home state of Illinois in 1985. Jay played in numerous bands in Illinois from the late 70s and 80s accompanying and fronting bands along the way. Jay took a 20 year hiatus to raise his family. He credits his son for getting him back into playing music again. Jay has played with numerous Dallas blues players such as Perry Jones, Jackie Do Lo, Tony Dicicco, Ed Vargus Band, the Renegades and Far From Ok. Jays influences are many which include Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, plus all Chicago Bluesmen, all the Memphis Stax recording artists, 50s & 60s country music and the man, Ray Charles.

Randy Lynch Guitarist

Randy started playing guitar back in Northern California "the same hometown of George Lynch and Dokken" at the age of 16. After being heavily influenced by Ron Wood of The Faces and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. Randys other major influences are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Billy Gibbons, Merle Haggard, Alan Collins, Gary Rossington, Joe Perry, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, George Harrison, Ted Nuggent and Jimi Hendrix. He took a few lessons from Greg Chaquicos guitar teacher and learned a few licks from bandmate Rick Burkes before starting a band. Randy has played in several bands over the years. He moved to the southwest to raise a family and took a 20 year hiatus from playing. After a few sessions with Tom Hoover, Jim Spurlock and Dan Mulcher "Twice As Hard" was formed. Randy is back playing the music he loves, over driven rock with a mixture of country twang and blues.

General Info

Band Members
Tom Hoover Jim Spurlock Dan Mutchler Randy Lynch Paul West, J Atz
Artist Name
Twice As Hard
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Southern Rock / Progressive Southern Rock

Contact Info

Dallas, TX