MEMBER BIOS


 
Myke – Vocals
Myke has been a passionate performer on the local music scene since he was 15 years old. In 2001, Myke relocated to Tampa, FL to sing and write for the bands Ironic Days and Dropseed. In 2005, Myke returned to front the band GRiND, performing over 600 shows in venues all over the twin cities and greater Minnesota.
Influences: God, Layne Staley, Lajon Witherspoon, Jim Morrison, Rob Halford, Serj Tankian, Brent Smith etc..
Gear: Dirty house mics – usually a Shure SM58 or Beta 58. Vox and Alesis effects, Djembe,Ardiente LP hand drums.



Shawn – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Shawn has been playing guitar since age 13 and has studied many styles including rock, metal, blues and classical.  He's been active in the local music scene for over 20 years, performing and recording with the bands Ripcord, Dr. X, Kickhead, Mass Method and Think Negative.  A high energy performer that loves playing for and interacting with the audience!
Influences: Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads, White Zombie, Slipknot and Metallica.
Gear: Gibson and Dean guitars, MXR, Morley, Digitech, TC Electronic and ISP effects, EVH Amps.



 
Nick – Guitar & Backing Vocals
A Minnesota native, Nick has been active in the local music scene for over 20 years, performing in projects including Bad Seed, PointNot, ELIXIR and Ten Cent Pistol. In addition, Nick is a formally trained audio engineer, and has provided his recording/production skills to many local bands.
Influences: Metallica, Megadeth, Fuel, Alice in Chains, Slash, George Lynch & Randy Rhodes.
Gear: Jackson & Schecter guitars, Rocktron talk box, Vox and Alesis effects, Marshall Amps.



 
Erik – Bass Guitar & backing vocals
Erik has been playing bass guitar for over 20 years.  In that time he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many of music's top national acts.  Erik's past projects include Sin City Escape, Echo Effect, Ten Cent Pistol, Flatrate, Fasteddie, and now he is once again reunited with his brothers in GRiND!
Influences:  Pink Floyd, Slayer and Megadeth.
Gear:  Erik is currently endorsed by DR Strings, he plays Ibanez Soundgear 5-string basses, Ampeg amps, Sansamp preamps, Shure wireless systems, Monster cables and Starkey "Tunz" in-ear monitors.



 
Salvador Rosas – Drums
Salvador has been performing as a drummer/percussionist for over 20 years.  His extensive studio experience includes recording tracks for national touring songwriter Donna Peña at only 16 years old.  In addition to GRiND, Salvador also currently performs in 10,000 Days (Tribute to Tool) and Guerilla Radio (Tribute to Rage Against The Machine).  Past projects include Unhinged and Hitfaced.
Influences: Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails
Gear: Yamaha drums and electronics, Paiste Cymbals and Vic Firth sticks.