Terry n' the front has spent years searching for grooves wherever they may be.
Well over a decade ago, as teenagers, the core of the band -- Bassist Charles Newkirk, Guitarist Nicholas Rohde, and Drummer Terry L. Hawkins, Jr. cut their teeth in the huge Kenosha, WI punk scene. The band at the time, Captain Cavity & the Lung Bandits (D.B. Records), hungered for something with more substance, but took away a grounded sense of the DIY attitude. From that band was born a power trio, Terry n' the Front.
Keeping a Rock n Roll attitude, they started to explore many different styles of music through epic jams. This bled into a very dynamic breed of music. After getting a few shows under their belt, a childhood friend (fresh off of getting a double major in music degree) dug what they were doing and started to come to the jams. Lucas Dickinson began doing horns, keyboards, and samples; adding a whole new dimension to the band. He used his deep music knowledge to take the band from raw, energetic music, to something far more intricate and interesting. The band spent the next few years crafting their immense live shows, playing with bands of all different varieties; learning a little something from each.
The band continues to grow and expand their reach to fans throughout the Midwest. In 2011, the band was integral in forming Kenebula Records & Production (www.kenebula.com), which showcases a strong musical family in Southeastern Wisconsin, with an ever-growing presence in the area. In 2012, the band formed an affiliation with another organization, WiJam: The Wisconsin Jamband Scene (www.wijam.net), which is steadily on the rise and growing their presence nation-wide.
2012 also welcomed a brand new guitar player to the band, Cole Garcia, who has been seen around the state playing with beloved bands: the Delta Nine Band, NoOneSouldier, and more. Cole adds excellent chops and the thickness of a new Dual Guitar Attack, and opens up a whole new world of musical possibilities!
The band now showcases musical intricacy, strong grooves, unique songwriting, and three singers that pack a full vocal punch. Terry n' the Front is an original band with an innate ability to throw in covers (that they bring a unique TNTF spin to) to craft shows that are accessible to people of all ages
Nicholas Rohde - Banjo, Lap Steel, Guitar!
Charles Newkirk - Bass!
Terry Hawkins, Jr. - Drums
Lucas Dickinson - keyboards, synthesizers, Vocoder
Cole Garcia - Guitar
5 Sheets to the Wind (2004)
With Gusto (2006)
Full Length Discs --
We Don't Have Any More Days To Sit Outside (2008)
Mildly Attractive in Dim Light (2010)
Terry n' the Front - Terry n' the Front (2012)
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"...the best word to describe Terry n' the Front is eclectic. The bottom line is: If you want a band..."...the best word to describe Terry n' the Front is eclectic. The bottom line is: If you want a band that grooves with enough freedom to get your jam on, Terry n' the Front is your band." -- Paddy Fineran, Music Matters
Terry n' the Front
Listen to Terry n' the Front! A rarefied and Refined mix of funk and psychedelic heavy rock!
Terry n' the Front
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"Terry n' the Front are just your way-above-average rock, indie, jam, soul, jazz, bloozy, post-pop, ..."Terry n' the Front are just your way-above-average rock, indie, jam, soul, jazz, bloozy, post-pop, post-crappy music band. They don't try to be everyone's favorite band, That's just crazy talk (They come pretty close though.)" -Paddy Fineran, Music Matters
Set Times can range from half an hour to 4 hours.
The Shorter set times are filled with alot of diverse originals and a couple of covers.
The Longer Set Times (3 - 4 hours) have a wide variety of originals and covers, and are heavily determined by the crowd and nite. They usually start off these sets with a good dance/party number to get the crowd up and moving.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.