The Grand Par
The Grand Par is a 3 piece original rock band from New Haven, CT formed in February 2017. Scott Daly (vocals, guitar) from the successful international solo project of Arms and Legs, was looking to start a band after living and touring in China and performing session work in LA and NYC. Scott settled in CT to be closer to family and that’s where he met up with local CT musician Jake Nest (bass, vocals). Jake played in many different successful CT hardcore and punk bands. Scott and Jake were on the hunt for a drummer when a mutual friend reached out to Wes Cross, (drums, percussion) former and original drummer of Hot Rod Circuit. After the first practice, all 3 knew this was going to be something special. The Grand Par’s music can be best described as big driving rock songs with catchy hooks and melodies drawing influences ranging from The Beatles, Cheap Trick, and The Replacements. A home studio 3 song demo recorded by Jay Russell (Hot Rod Circuit) is currently available.
Dangerous Animals is a rock 'n' roll group formed in Storrs, CT in 2012. Consisting of four guys who like to have fun, the band has a knack for making every show a party. Their debut EP "Don't Blame the Floor if You Can't Dance" is out later this summer.