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Harvey Headbanger: Lives to rock, and rocks to live. No other form of existence satisfies this guy. Whether it’s a 70’s re-make, a new cover hit, or an original masterpiece, he plays with the same enthusiasm. Harv knows that he's hearing a great song when goose bumps appear all over his body. If the adrenalin that his body manufactures for a show could be tapped, the world's energy problems would be solved. This man cannot stand still on stage.

Harv plays Les Paul guitars exclusively, amplified through Marshall and Line 6 power.

Kraig Wildcat Spratt: Wildcat has played locally with "Stone Garden", "Rampage" and "Hostage". He spent most of the 1980's in Hollywood, CA and recorded 2 records at Capitol/EMI with "Imitation Life". He appeared in an MTV video with "The Return".

The Wildcat has played Ludwig and Rogers drums, and currently uses Tama, Zildjian Cymbals and Promark Sticks. He also uses Roland, Yamaha & Sony equipment and sound gear.

Wildcat believes ENTHUSIASM IS CONTAGIOUS!


Dave Calhoun: Dave's early influences were the biggest, baddest bands on the planet. From Aerosmith to Zeppelin, he was hooked on it. He played in a few bands on the drums but just wasn't happy. Being in the back watching the others in the bands having all the fun with the fans was too frustrating. After switching to bass, he joined "Motherload". From there he moved on to "Storm Front", "Flashback", "Doktor Maxx", "Tommy Rocker" and after a long hiatus, "Harvey Headbanger".

Playing the Bass since 1988 with an occasional venture out, in the early years, on drums,
Big Dave loves being on stage performing for the fans. He's played his Ibanez Basses for over 15 years through a Crate amp and Ampeg cabinets.


Kevin SimRocker: In the beginning... There was ROCK. And it was GOOD!

Over the years, Kevin has played with local bands such as "Ratler", "Big Spender", "Fighter", "JK Corral", "Tan Yer Hide", "Monkey Business" and "Harvey Headbanger". Playing, writing & recording original music is his passion.

Kevin uses Carvin amps, wireless units and guitars with Elixir strings.


Hard rocking Harvey Headbanger has been tearing up the Cedar Rapids, and Eastern Iowa area for three years now.

"The band name originally came from a dream I had that I was at a show and I saw myself in a band called Harvey Headbanger. Everyone in the room was calling me Harvey," recalls Harvey.

As the name implies, "headbanging rock" is what we do.

Harvey explained, "Before I had assembled the band, I interviewed as many musicians as I could for every position looking for the right chemistry. Even after all that we still wound up changing some members. But then the guys that are with the band now weren’t available at the beginning, so everything happens for a reason, I guess."

When asked about the band's "live" shows, Harvey stated, "I can’t stand still on stage. The music makes me move. The rest of the guys don’t just stand there and play either. Nobody wants to go see a band stand there looking bored. That’s why most people say they are going to “see” a band, not “hear” a band. The energy we create gets the crowd going, which then gets us pumped up even more. We feed off the crowd, and then they do the same from us."

The current HARVEY HEADBANGER band lineup has been in place since January 1, 2010, and with the band's new chemistry has come up with ten original songs plus others in various stages of completion. Look for our new CD in early 2011!

Instrumentation
Harvey Headbanger - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Kraig "Wildcat" Spratt - Drums and Lead Vocals
Dave Calhoun - Bass and Vocals
Kevin SimRocker - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitar Synth

Discography
Currently in the process of recording our first CD album. Our music is pretty diverse in nature, in that each band member writes, and has his own diverse musical influences to bring to the band. We don't sound like we're trying to copy anybody. We're unique.





 
 


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