Genre: Alternative / Pop Punk / Religious
Location Tuttlesborough, New York, US
Profile Views: 20855
Last Login: 8/14/2011
Member Since 2/1/2007
Record Label Unsigned
BioThe Groggers are a Jewish pop-punk comedy band based out of NYC. The band formed in early 2010 when singer/guitarist L.E. Staiman recruited temporary musicians Ari Friedman and Chemy Soibelman for a spontaneous video shoot for a quirky little punk anthem called "GET". The video, which covered the issue of withholding a jewish divorce, became an instant success on Youtube and garnered the attention of several prominent bloggers and websites, specifically ones that dealt with this sensitive issue. "I had no idea it was actually going to turn into something" L.E. says "We had this concept for a video and we just went for it, we didn't really think about what it might become". It didn't take long for the realization to set in that a hit song and video was circulating the internet for what was at the time a totally fictitious band. The only logical thing to do was immediately begin intense rehearsals and writing sessions which is exactly what The Groggers did. "I already had a handful of these funny Jewish songs that were sitting on the back-burner for the longest time, so it made it easy when it came to forming a concept band". With songs like "Mitzvah Night" and "Malka Jihad" (a tune about the downside of fallinng for a Neturei Carta girl) The band is quickly establishing itself as a totally original band with the musical chops and high energy live shows to back it up. The band is currently in the studio recording tracks for their upcoming album "There's No "I" in Cherem" and is planning a U.S. tour for next year.
MembersL.E. Staiman - Vocals/Guitar Ari Friedman - Guitar Chemy Soibelman - Drums Azi - Bass