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Particle17 / Bio

It started with a spicy chicken sandwich and a sparked conversation between the love of cooked proteins and live music. Pat had first met Chuck while cooking at a local rock club in Youngstown, Oh, where Chuck had asked to come witness a golden voice in the flesh. Pat went to this local restaurant a few nights later only to witness the best solo rendition of "Play that funky music" by Chuck and thus minds were blown. For years they conquered the music scene for a short period and split to experience new opportunities to grow as musicians. The revolving door of music allowed these men to develop strong talents and create new friendships with aspirations to one day create their own faction. As the years passed on these two found their roads to mend again years later when the thirst for original music became a top priority. In order to manifest this dream, the right gears would need implemented into this megalithic machine. Steve Wiesen was a percussionist rooted in Reggae that's skills interlaced with Pats bass talents when they were in an old reggae-rock band. Shane was found in California playing guitar for "The Rap Scallions" who commonly played The Whiskey when Chuck (on vacation) struck a conversation with Shane who's roots were actually back here in Youngstown. They came together and began constructing music that THEY liked and none that any outside source would interfere with. This was going to be the music from their hearts, molded by the mind and cast out by the rigid hands that grasp the true nature of what would be known as PARTICLE17

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Norman Amperage - Vocals, Volt Vandalay - Bass, Tom Sauder - Drums, Johnny Ohm - Guitar
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Canfield, OH
Charles Shaffer & Patrick Lane

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