Chris VanCleve – Upright Bass
Bill Herring – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Jake Publicover – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Formed in 2006, hard hitting Irish rockers,1916, still maintain a huge presence in the Irish music scene in Upstate NY.
Steve Ladue’s drums provide the perfect heartbeat to the living thing that is 1916. He has played in several bands over the years and brings his experience to the table as a truly gifted performer.
The etherial guitar stylings of Tony Thireos take us from metal to blues in theblink of an eye, but always leave us wanting for more. Just watch your whiskey around this guy!
Chris VanCleve brings his prowess as an amazing standup bass player to combine the sounds of Rockabilly with Irish Rock to create a totally unique and kickass new groove.
Jake Publicover brings his passion for Irish music to the front as he perfects his vocals and melodies along with his amazing guitar playing to give 1916 that rich, full bodied sound.
Bill Herring plays with the passion of one who is descended from the hard working families that came here during the great Hunger. His zeal for history and appetite for loud crazy music make 1916 the perfect band to play at any drunken pub or rockin’ club!
In 2012, 1916 made the top 10 finalists for Original Bands to play this year’s Roverfest!