Grand Rapids Rocks- The Dockside Fever
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Todays featured The Dockside Fever, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if your in a local band and want to be featured then answer the same questions and email them along with a video to Jackie@wgrd.com, I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval ;) Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Jared Rosin
Lead Guitar: Eric Beck
Bass: Nick Anderson
Drums: Jimmy Versluis
When did the band get together, and how?
We were all friends in Allendale, and started the band in the fall of 2009. We bonded over our love for rock n’roll, blues, and soul music. We jammed for several months while playing shows and writing material.
How would you describe your music to someone?
It’s the most real experience you will have with a rock n’ roll band. We don’t use computers or backing tracks, we stay as tight and solid as possible, and we believe that if the audience isn’t having a good time, nobody is having a good time. It’s real and honest music for anyone that cares to listen to it. We will play every show like it’s the last one you will ever see.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Butch Walker, T. Rex, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, and many more throughout the years...
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Lake Miniscule, The Scare Seasons, Mr. Mammoth, Mike Mains & The Branches, Squid The Whale, Kelsey Rottiers, and Running Shoes.
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
The Intersection for sure.
Where can we catch you performing next?
June 2- Fest Fest in Ravenna
June 16- West Side Inn in Muskegon
July 21- The DAAC in Grand Rapids
July 27th- Lemonjello’s in Holland
July 28th- Leilapalooza in Battle Creek