Sound of Something Breaking
MEET THE BAND... Morgan Grace - guitar and vocals I was raised in a small town in Oregon by two crazy alcoholics who one day took a break from beating the crap out of each other just long enough to buy me a nylon string acoustic guitar. I was 12. When I was 18 I moved to Portland Oregon where I met a female drummer. We played my twisted songs together mostly at parties until we turned 21 and started playing bars. We recorded a handful of songs for a local compilation but parted ways in '99. I continued to play as a solo act and released my first album The Rules of Dating in 2003. I hear I have a knack for making people exclaim 'WHAT did she just say?' I love to perform both solo acoustic and with my band and I couldn't be happier with my current line up. Sam Henry - drums I started playing the drums when I was 7 and met Buddy Rich (my main inspiration) when I was 10. I love jazz and played in the stage band in high school and won a few awards at the Reno Jazz Festival...let's just say sometime in the 70's. At 15 I was playing professionally with lots of country and western bands, R & B bands, and you name it. I met Greg Sage when I was just barely out of high school and we formed the Wipers with Dave Koupal in the late 70's. We recorded a couple of EP's and the album 'Is This Real?' but I quit in 1980 or so. I played with Fred and Toody Cole for awhile in a pre- Dead Moon band called The Rats and recorded one album called 'Intermittent Signals' before joining Chris Newman and Napalm Beach in 1981. Napalm toured all over Europe, recorded too many records to count on my fingers, and morphed into several incarnations (Snowbud and the Flower People, Divining Rods) all lead by Chris. After 23 years with Napalm let's just say I've 'moved on'. The first time I heard Morgan her music knocked me right off my chair. Jeff Williams - bass I was born in Portland, OR in 1961 and moved around from LA to Seattle to Tripoli Libya but returned to Portland in 1973. I played guitar in a lot of early Portland punk bands in the late 70's and early 80's like the Ziplocs with Chuck Aravac who later joined Sado Nation, the Preps with Todd Souvignier, the Posers with Sam Henry and Otis P Otis, and the Hipsters with Tony Branze. I graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering in late 1985 and have been taking a break from rock and roll to work in the electronics field. I saw Morgan and Sam performing at an outdoor concert last summer and jumped at the chance to join their group.