Contraband's motto was "More Music, More Fun!"
Dave played with variations of
this mob for almost 10 years. The
final line-up pictured above consisted of (from left to right) Sarah Briscoe,
Ted Whiting, Jim Grayberg, Dave “Tiny” Thomley, Jim Heidinger, Russ Grayberg, Dave Schuler and Lawrence “Dee” Griffin. Other players/singers that weren’t around when
this picture was taken were Lori “Soul” Cole, Mike Valenzuela and Jim
Wirick. The band was officially laid
to rest when Ted (bass player and owner of our practice space) retired and
moved out of state. Don’t be surprised
to see a reunion every year or so. This
group had a lot of fun together right up until the end.