Strange Ways

Strange Ways

we'll give ya the business


Band Members

Peter Ruzicka - Guitars
Nancy Kirker - Vocals
Duane Dahlgren - Bass Guitar
Gary Sherman - Drums

The Gliff

Relapse is living proof that Rock & Roll never dies. The group has been together since the fall of 2001. It started as a bunch of long-time friends getting together for basement jams which jelled into a band whose members have a passion for playing music. Relapse is comprised of independent professional musicians that have a long history of performing, including members who’s bands have performed with concert bands such as KISS, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, BTO, Music Explosion, Jimmy Gilmore and the Fireballs, The Young Rascals, Soul Survivors, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue and Van Halen...just to name a few, and have played all over the country.

Songs include selections from artists such as 3 Doors Down, 38 Special, Bad Company, Billy Idol, Billy Squire, Black Crows, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Clutch, Collective Soul, Def Leppard, Don Henley, Doors, Duke Jupiter, Golden Earing, Grand Funk, Jethro Tull, Journey, Little Feat, Maroon 5, Molly Hatchet, Pearl Jam, REO Speedwagon, Robert Palmer, Robin Trower, Train, Nickleback, Brooks & Dunn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Cheap Trick, Santana, Stevie Ray, Toto, Van Halen, Wilson Pickett, with funk, power rock, and jazz influences.

Relapse plays at local venues such as Herman’s Hideaway, the Buffalo Rose, the Little Bear Saloon, Nissi’s, Platte River Grille, the Toad Tavern, the Old Mill, and at various festivals in the Denver area. Relapse’s live performances have energized the band and audiences alike. Those who have heard the band play keep coming back for more and more.

Relapse is primarily a family friendly band with songs diverse enough for every person in the audience to enjoy; including songs that audiences have heard and loved for years. Relapse’s song list reaches back to the rock and roll roots of the ‘60’s all the way through to today, so that everyone who comes recognizes a favorite of theirs. When Relapse plays, it is hard to find room on the dance floor.

This evolving band has found a solid niche in the local music scene and is very well known around Denver. Its high energy always provides a fun night out for you and your favorite friends.

Band Members

Marcello Capparelli – lead guitar, vocals
Bob Perkins – bass guitar, vocals
Hugh Shaddox – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
David Albiero – drums, percussion
Mike Chaffin – keyboards, vocals

The Moss Gatherers

Frontman Roger McRobert, funghi that he is, spawned the explosively weird Mossgatherers into being in 2006 for a spontaneous birthday concert for himself in an overcrowded church basement. Undergarments flew, lighters were waved, moss-pits were moshed, and the rest of the band's history is far from silence.

Since then, the lads/dads have infiltrated Old Milwaukee Outdoor Summer Fest, Keystone Winter Bluegrass Festival, Dercum Center for the Arts, Denver's Rock & Metal Fest at Cervantes, Stapleton Rocks, Park Hill Summer Street Fair, Red Rocks Medical Center, Foothills Academy, Southmoor Elementary, and gigs at Toad Tavern, Declaration Brewing, Oriental Theatre, as well as numerous block parties, fundraisers and crazy-ass ad-hoc backyard stomps.

Now we're about to record our first actual album.

You've been warned

$5.00 - $10.00


Who’s Going

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