Vanessa's Raven

Vanessa's Raven

BandRockClassic Rock

70's abandon- everything that was brought to the forefront of music, while saying goodbye to the wanderlust of the 60's. 80's excess- the sheer volume & excitement of an era where things were louder, faster,bigger & deffer. A small touch of Gothic & a large helping of Hard Rock!

Biography

ROD HENDRICKS: Guitarist/Founder {takin from an interveiw}
Hello this is Pamela Denise, with the lead guitarist....
[RH] excuse me Pamela; I'm the co-songwriter & rythm guitar- - -
{PD} I was getting to that Rod! Lead & rythm guitarist, song writer & co-leader of the Hot New group, "Vanessa's Raven", Rod hendricks!
[RH] Thank You Pamela. How can I put this... I'm pressed for time, so I only have time for 1 question.
{PD} O.K. Ummm... Well, what I want to know is a little something about your background?
[RH] Alright! short answers! Started playing piano & Hammond organ at age 8. I took up guitar after seeing Ernie isley on TV. I Love hard rock, R & B, Funk, Old punk, Metal; & blues. Too many influences to mention.
GOTTA GO! My band needs to Rock, so see ya!
{PD} UHHH!!... Well his band is named; "Vanessa's Raven". They Rock, & this interview is over!

DALLAS YANEZ: Keyboards
I'm just a regular down to earth guy that likes to jam and have fun playing music. I'm also an animal rescue volunteer for Tree House Humane Society and Touch By An Animal and I help out on their fundraiser events. My choice of instrument is the keyboard. I have been playing keyboard since high school and who ever thought taking that one music class would add a piece to my personality. My influences are from listening to all types of genres, especially to dance and house music. Thanks to Bad Boy Bill, Too Cool Kris and Julian Jumpin Perez. So when I'm jamming with the band, I bring my own flavor dance-like or groove tunes to the music. The only thing important when playing, is to have fun.

DOUGLAS "DR. THUMPER" SPREWER: Drums & percussion.
Rock, Blues , Classic Rock, I Love it all! I am a progressive drummer that is into all syles. I Love the rock of the 70's , 80's & 90's & beyond! I currently Bring the Thunder in the dark hard rock group; "Vanessa's Raven"! I have also played in "Cornerstone". Which is a Contemporary Christian Rock Band, at St. Mathew's Church in Glendale Heights.Beside's this, I was a member of the "Designated Riders", a Classic Rock & Blues Band. Back in the late 70's & early 80's I played guitar in a local band. But my true calling is the kit. My influences are Neil Peart of Rush; Phil Ehart of Kansas; Phil Collins & Chester Thompson of Genesis; John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin; Jeff Plate of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Ginger Baker of Cream, Aynsley Dunbar of Jefferson Starship- Journey & Whitesnake, & Steve Smith of Journey just to name a few. My style of playing is fully passionate with a touch of all of the above drummers. Music is my Life, but Drumming is my Passion*