HFS is comprised of four strong and well-established players…
Brian Ford is a dynamic front man & rhythm guitarist. He co-founded The Loft which ripped up and down the east coast in the early to late 90’s and packed the famous Hammerjacks nightclub weekly, headlining and opening for national acts. He was a chief songwriter in The Loft & Crushing Day and his original material still gets requested today. Brian is having a blast bringing it back with these guys! In the words of Toby Keith, “I’m as good once, as I ever was!”
Dave DeMarco plays bass with Crack the Sky, Petty Coat Junction & The Dave DeMarco Band and his fragile male ego dictated that he add a fourth band. Dave was offered a position in HFS based solely on his fetish for authentic 1990s flannel. When he’s not gigging, he can be found in his home studio playing bass on your sister’s cousin’s boyfriend’s prog-bluegrass band’s CD and giving bass lessons to newbs and advanced players alike.
Marco Riva is the lead guitarist formerly of Y-Not?!, originally from Ocean City, MD and founding member of The Trend. He has played in numerous bands you’ve never heard of and has jammed with the likes of Dave Grohl, Jason Bonham and once turned down a chance to play with Danzig.
Vince Barill is a founding member of Cloudbreak which achieved something few local bands can do – playing original music to sold-out clubs! He has a long history with both Dave & Brian, having played with them in various combinations in the Wes McDonough Band, Oh Yeah Sure & Cloudbreak. His nuanced approach to the kit brings a fresh musicality which keeps all the guys on their toes! Vince is one of those players who makes it all look so easy.
HFS came out of the gate with a splash in 2021and word of mouth took it from there! When you come to an HFS show, you can expect an energetic, magnetic experience where you’ll hear such bands as U2, The Cure, Soundgarden, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Foo Fighters, NiN, Billy Idol, Live, The Cult, STP, Living Colour, Muse, Pearl Jam, The Killers, The Police, an many more… all performed with the passion and fire of the original artists. To get an idea of some of the songs HFS performs, check out our songlist page.
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