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Moondance Jam 21
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July 19-21, 2012 - Pre Jam July 18 - Walker, MN
Them Pesky Kids

Them Pesky Kids - 2012

Brian Hollenbeck - vocals, bass and keyboards
Mark Woerpel - vocals, guitar and guitar synthesizer
Brian Waterman - drums and vocals
Mark Westlund - vocals and guitar

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Brian Hollenbeck:
Vocals, Bass and keyboards. A founding member of The Kings Machine, Brian's playing can be heard on both the "Sample Plate" EP and full-length recording "A State of Mind" released internationally. A sought after performer and session player, Brian has played on releases from regional and international recording artists like Malicious, AVIAN, Echoterra and Palace of Black. Brian has studied music at the University of Minnesota as well as the Macphail center for the arts in Minneapolis, MN.

You can also catch Brian playing acoustic guitar with Mark Woerpel as "Cowboy Crash and the Rock'n Roll Junkie" for special, acoustic shows.

Mark Woerpel:
Vocals, guitar and guitar synthesizer. Mark has toured, written, and recorded most recently with the international band "Blackfoot" featuring original lead singer Ricky Medlocke, currently in Lynyrd Skynrd. While appearing on 4 Blackfoot releases, you can hear him trading licks with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and Rickey on the title track "After the Reign" (music written by Mark).

Mark also lead the band "Warp Drive" which has 2 CD's out: "Warp Drive - Gimme Gimme", and "Warp Drive - Something To Believe In" both on iTunes, Amazon and other MP3 download sites. "Warp Drive - Something To Believe In", will be released in 2011 on AOR Boulevard Records out of London England in CD format. (Both CD's also feature Rickey Medlocke on production, backing vocals, and slide guitar).

Mark is also a writer and artist for the publishing house "In The Groove Music" and can be heard on MTV's Yo Mama, Pimp my Ride and many college football, basketball and NBA, NFL games including NFL Today and Sunday Night Football.

Even with the packed schedule of Them Pesky Kids, Mark still writes and performs occasionally with Ricky Medlocke, and you can catch him wailing on acoustic guitar with Brian Hollenbeck and Mark Westlund as "Cowboy Crash and the Rock'n Roll Junkie" for special shows.

Brian Waterman:
Drums and vocals. Brian cut his teeth as a young drummer under the tutelage of the legendary local instructor Floyd Thompson. Brian went on to place in National and State drumming competitions. He finished top ten in local Twin Cities Best Drummer Contest. Brian began his touring resume traveling the Country with bands Labyrinth and Lezlie Thriller. Brian can be heard on the King's Machine's internationally released full length CD "A State of Mind." Brian has appeared on various locally released CDs as well. Brian spent many years playing in the Minneapolis-based band Touched, which has warmed up numerous national touring acts. Favorite influences include John Bonham, Buddy Rich and Charlie Adams. Brian is currently playing Sonor drums with Zildjian cymbals and uses traditional grip.

"…looking forward to working with these great musicians on creating the new chapter of this musical journey…Them Pesky Kids."

Mark Westlund:
Vocals and guitar. Mark is the founding member and longtime front man of the legendary Minneapolis-based band TOUCHED and the subsequent recording project "Strange Sects". Touched has been a mainstay of the Minneapolis music scene, playing across the US and in support of numerous national touring acts for more than two-decades. Mark studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and credits Pat Travers and Ace Frehley as influences on his guitar playing while singers like Kansas' Steve Walsh, the legendary Paul Rogers and Steven Tyler are noted as his biggest vocal influences.

You can also catch Mark playing acoustic guitar with Mark Woerpel as "Cowboy Crash and the Rock 'n Roll Junkie" for special, acoustic shows.


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