SKArvel Comic Group

About the Band

Coming from the planet Earth, The Origin Story has assembled a league of extraordinary musicians to redefine the central Illinois music scene. With each member bringing their own experiences to the group, this legion of performers seeks to avenge the notion that the scene is dying by bringing action-packed music to shows.

Nick Lee

Role:
Lead Vocals, Guitar
Musical Influences:
American folk music, Delta blues
Fun Fact:
I have a shrine to Bruce Springsteen in my house.

Bill Rhoda

Role:
Tenor Sax, Manager, Booking
Musical Influences:
Roger Birkeland, Marcel Mule, Fredrick Hemke, Paul Desmond, Mark Colby
Fun Fact:
I wear novelty socks exclusively (to the point i wore bacon socks to my grandmother's funeral because they were the closest to black I had).

Dan Parson

Role:
Trumpet, Web Presence
Musical Influences:
Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, Bix Beiderbecke
Fun Fact:
I hate shoes and go barefoot whenever I can, even in public.

Aaron Brown

Role:
Trombone
Musical Influences:
J.J. Johnson, Mike Soprano
Fun Fact:
I am a nerd, but I wasn't a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy movies.

Andy Vericker

Role:
Guitar
Musical Influences:
Green Day, The Get Up Kids, Modern Baseball, Mineral, Sublime, Rx Bandits, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Saves The Day
Fun Fact:
I have an obsession with hot Asian girls.

TraMaine Carter

Role:
Drums
Musical Influences:
hip-hop, old-school R&B
Fun Fact:
When I was young, I had a love for butter.
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