Grunge DNA is a four piece rock and roll cover band from Cleveland Ohio that plays music from the 1990’s with an emphasis on the bands from the grunge era that created the Seattle sound.
Members of the band include
- Patrick Ziemak – Lead Vocals
- Josh Nichols – Lead Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- Jim Black – Bass Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- David Jenkins – Drums and Percussion
Associate members and friends of the band include
- David Hudec – Lead Vocals and Guitar
- Johnny Nightrain – Lead Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- Tom Snellings – Lead Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- Joe Burgio – Bass Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- Dave Kriedeman – Bass Guitar and Back Up Vocals
- Chuck Schilling – Drums and Percussion
The Band’s History
Grunge DNA first began as a three piece band in the latter months of 2012 playing cover songs from the 1990’s and the last great decade in music history. The original members were Dave Jordan on lead guitar/lead vocals, Brian Cahill on bass guitar/back up vocals and David Jenkins on drums/percussion. The band got things up and running pretty quickly as they played a handful of shows by the early part of 2013. Unfortunately, things were put on hold as fast as they started because the lead singer/lead guitar player decided to take a break from music to start a family. The remaining two members decided to keep the vision of Grunge DNA alive and found some luck as the band discovered two new members in very short order to join the band and to fill the void. Grunge DNA officially became a four piece band moving forward. Kevin Harper joined the band as the lead singer and Josh Nichols joined the band as the lead guitarist in May of 2013 making the band complete once again and better than ever. Grunge DNA had really found something going forward and the music really began to take off as these four members performed together at well over 200 shows from 2013 to 2018. In the latter months of 2018, another line up change took place as Kevin Harper and Brian Cahill left the band in November to pursue other musical ventures. David and Josh quickly put their thinking caps on and recruited Patrick Ziemak to take over on lead vocals and Jim Black to take over on bass guitar. The two new members were easy selections as they had been associate members of the band and friends of Dave and Josh for quite some time with a history of playing the same brand of music. The Grunge DNA foursome is all set and ready to move forward once again.
The Band’s Musical Inspiration
Grunge DNA is a four piece rock and roll cover band from Cleveland Ohio playing music from the 1990’s focusing on the grunge era bands that created the Seattle sound which defined that entire era of music. Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden are just some of the groups that have inspired our band. However, Grunge DNA does not limit itself to just the grunge era bands as we also play songs from Audioslave, The Beastie Boys, Better Than Ezra, Blur, Bryan Adams, Buckcherry, Bush, Cake, Chris Isaak, Collective Soul, Cracker, Danzig, The Darkness, Dead Eye Dick, Deep Blue Something, Dishwalla, Everclear, Filter, The Flys, The Foo Fighters, Fuel, The Gin Blossoms, Godsmack, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Jane’s Addiction, James, Jimmy Eat World, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Lifehouse, Lit, Live, Local H, Marcy Playground, Marilyn Manson, The Meat Puppets, Monster Magnet, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, The Offspring, Oleander, Presidents Of The USA, Puddle Of Mud, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Refreshments, REM, The Replacements, Seether, Semisonic, Seven Mary Three, Silverchair, The Smashing Pumpkins, Spacehog, Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Sour, Sublime, Sugar Ray, System Of A Down, Temple Of The Dog, The Toadies, Tom Petty, Tonic, Tool, Velvet Revolver, Verve Pipe, Weezer, White Stripes and White Zombie.
The Band’s Live Show Experience
Grunge DNA is a band that enjoys playing music for the fans that love 90’s alternative rock and grunge. It is just that simple. Grunge DNA prides itself on their high energy live show experience as they keep the crowd involved and engaged into the show as much as possible. Grunge DNA has played about 350 shows in approximately 100 different venues throughout the band’s history. As you can see, we are very experienced at what we do and we always put on a good show. It is highly recommended that you check out a live show so you can see what the band is truly about. YouTube videos are great but they just do not do the band justice. We look forward to seeing you at a show real soon.
The Band’s Appreciation For All Of The Support
All four main members and every associate member of Grunge DNA would like to thank all of the friends, family and fans of Grunge DNA that have given their support since the beginning and the formation of the band. Grunge DNA would not be what it is today if it were not for all of you and the support that you give to us at each and every show. We appreciate all of you very much and we look forward to doing this for a long time to come. A big thanks is sent out to all of you from Grunge DNA. We will never forget what you have done and we will never take any of you for granted. Thanks again.