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Rock Like Mike

Mike Davidson was a family man, a good friend, a talented musician and a gifted surgeon. In January, Mike was taken from us in a horrific act of violence. During life and after, Mike inspired people with his limitless capacity to pursue his passions and enjoy life. With interests that varied from playing guitar to flying glider planes to fishing with homemade rods, to running a marathon to cooking, there was no challenge too daunting for Mike. We invite you to tell the world how you have gone outside your comfort zone to accept a challenge and pursue a passion. Go on, tell us how you #RockLikeMike, and share it @rocklikemike. http://rocklikemike.com/

Booking Information

BAND NAME: Grounds for Divorce

CONTACT INFORMATION: Haig Tellalian g4dband@gmail.com. 781-697- 0430

DESCRIPTION: A four-piece band formed in June 2011 covering high energy songs including 70’s-90’s pop, 90’s metal, rockabilly and early punk. We combine a tight groove with a spirit of fun!

Available for shows from 45 minutes (one set) to three and a half hours in length including breaks. If required, the band can provide lighting, stage and FOH sound equipment, with sound technician.

WEBSITE: www.grounds4divorce.net

The website, hosted by ReverbNation, features links to fan comments, gig photos, press and audio/video links. Website also has information on registered fans and displays the number of unique computers that have played our songs.

PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ReverbNation (285 fans) www.grounds4divorce.net. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grounds-for-Divorce. One video on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF5r-IOGph4)

BAND'S PROMOTION EFFORT: To promote gigs, band utilizes Facebook posts and its website-generated email (256 subscribers as of Aug 2012) . These messages point fans to our band website listing gig details - with link to your venue’s website. Band produces its own professionally-designed posters and hard cards in small quantities. Note, we follow all local ordinances regarding posting flyers.

CURRENT AUDIENCE & PROJECTING OUR DRAW: Grounds for Divorce is based in Wellesley MA, twelve miles west of Boston. In nearby venues, the band's audience fills 100-person clubs near to capacity even on weeknights (see below for specific gigs and attendance). While difficult to project the potential draw at venues further away, it should be noted the band regularly draws ~25 core fans to its gigs in Foxboro, a distance of twenty-one miles.


Thu May 31 2012 Chickie Flynn's Foxboro, MA …. 70 people

Thu May 3 2012 The Chicken Bone Framingham, MA …. 85 people

Thu Feb 16 2012 Chickie Flynn's Foxboro, MA …. 75 people

Tue Jan 17 2012 The Bone Framingham, MA …. 70 people

Thu Oct 27 2011 Chickie Flynn's Foxboro, MA ….. 65 people


"Looking forward to seeing more of you guys. You guys rocked that place 2 weeks ago! Great show! Kick out the jams!!!" - Patrick H.

“We had a blast. You guys were great. The club didn’t know what hit them!” - Phil B.

“Great show last night I had a blast! Great set list, especially the War Pigs at the end! Musicianship was top notch and Tino's versatility, going from rap to rock was impressive. Please keep me in the loop for future GFD events”. - Steve K.

“...(our manager and soundman) raved about your band” The Bone, Framingham - January 17th 2012

“…turning up the heat at every gig” Wicked Local Boston, April 26th 2012

Songs (updated 4/12/13)

Ain’t Talkin Bout Love - Van Halen American Girl - Tom Petty Barracuda - Heart Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes Bombtrack – Rage Against the Machine Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy Brand New Cadillac – The Clash Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit Bring the Noise - Public Enemy Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine Candy - Iggy Pop/Kate Pierson Celebrity Skin - Hole Come Out and Play - Offspring Creep - Radiohead Espanol - Iggy Pop Everybody Talks - Neon Trees Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys Fuck the Pain Away - Peaches Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes Hash Pipe - Weezer Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar How Soon is Now - Smiths I Melt With You - Modern English I Want to be Your Dog - Iggy Pop I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick I Will Survive - Cake Jenny 867-5309 - Tommy Tutone Just Dance - Lady Gaga Just Like Heaven - The Cure Kick out the Jams - MC5 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Let's All Go to the Bar - Deer Tick Look Sharp - Joe Jackson Malibu - Hole No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age Powderfinger - Neil Young Rebel Rebel - David Bowie Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash Roadhouse Blues - The Doors Santeria - Sublime Seven Nation Army - White Stripes So This Is Love - Van Halen Stone in Love - Journey Vertigo - U2 Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Walk this Way - Aerosmith War Pigs - Black Sabbath What I Like About You - Romantics You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC Zero - Smashing Pumpkins