Grady Holdridge – The lead singer and songwriter of the band began his roots in the Central Valley of California, hence his “Cali Roots”. Born in Fresno, and raised about 45 miles south, he learned how to work hard in the hot rural community of the San Joaquin Valley. By the time he was a teen, two talents surfaced; music, and athletics. After being kicked out of band twice for fighting and drinking, he gravitated towards athletics, and ultimately met his college sweetheart who he later married, and became the mother of his four children. After raising his children, his passion for music resurfaced, and he auditioned for a garage band who named themselves “Deep Water Suite”, and that is where he met his good friend Paul Anthony. The two struck up a friendship, and after the band members of the cover band began to drift in the wind (as often occurs), the two began to collaborate with former band member Calib Advincula on their own material. Four songs were originally developed before the newly formed band went out and got their first Live performance at the “Clash for Cash” held at a local venue called “The Alley”. The band went on to actually win the event with more than 25 bands competing, and were rewarded with their first headlining experience a couple months later at the same venue.
Paul Anthony – Born “Paul Anthony Squillante” the oldest kid of the group was raised in the Bronx, New York. He was musically inclined since birth watching his dad and friends play music. Paul attended Westchester Conservatory of Music on a partial scholarship after High School graduation from Lehman High. He studied classical guitar which highly influenced his melodic style in his Bass play. Accustomed to playing all over New York City in various bands and styles where he had to be ready to play in any venue since age 16! Paul moved to Reno, NV in 1980 and has been a part of the local music scene actively since then. This includes working the casino circuit with “Glenn Allen and Fortune” and also “Roger Wilhite”, a well known pianist. He rarely lets anyone know what he has accomplished, but his style of play stands out to everyone who hears him “Live” and in recordings. Paul has also performed acoustically on guitar from time to time with Seedless 10DenC, and it is quite the treat. This cat is definitely the backbone of everything the band has been able to accomplish!!
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Sammy Solorio - The drummer of Seedless 10DenC is a Reno native, and joined them in 2014. His passion has always been to entertain. Sammy reflects back saying “My mom would tell me that she used to take me to church, and instead of playing with all the other kids, I would sit in the front row and just be mesmerized by the drummer, trying to mimic his every move”. Of course, it wasn’t long before he was performing in church, and eventually performing with cover bands, and touring with a band in Puerto Rico before finding his home with Seedless 10DenC. Sammy enjoys a little family caveat due to his Cousin Saul being in the band’s percussion section on Congas/Bongos. “We play off each other as if we knew what the other was thinking or going to do next. Playing music isn’t just my passion, it’s also my outlet. The best part of this journey is I get to do it with some of the most badass people I have ever met”.
Saul Gonzalez – The Congas/Bongos player for the band is a former wrestler with Salvadorian ancestry. He was born and raised in Reno, NV, and got involved with music at the young age of 6. Coming from a family of musicians, it was only natural for him to follow along the footsteps performing alongside the band’s drummer Sammy Solorio. He also plays the Violin, but mostly sticks with percussion. He has many musical influences ranging from Latin metal artists Ill Nino and other bands and artists such as P.O.D., Deftones, Carlos Santana, and Torre Fuerte.
Rick Metz - Rick is first and foremost a Saxophonist, but, you’ll usually find him playing a wide variety of instruments on stage. Born in Brooklyn, NY and schooled in Albuquerque, NM, Rick is the “Road Warrior” of the group. His extensive performance/recording credits include Mic Gillette (Tower Of Power/Sons Of Champlin/Cold Blood/Mic Gillette Band), Shane Dwight, W Michael Lewis (Quicksilver Messenger Service/4 Preps), Jimmy Zavala (Rod Stewart/Eurythmics), Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels/Stoneground), Sha Na Na, Chubby Checker, Otis Day & The Knights, Sam Butera (Louie Prima), The Temptations, Barney Kessel, Cami Thompson, Ben E. King, Tim Barnes (Stoneground), Bo Diddley, Louie Bellson, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Sonny Geraci (The Outsiders/Climax) and Little Anthony & The Imperials, while his many top-notch bands over the years have worked with numerous entertainment notables including Johnny Cash, Tower Of Power, Taj Mahal, Eddie Money, David LaFlamme (It’s A Beautiful Day), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Bob Marley’s Wailers, David Allen Coe and Bad Co.
Britt Straw - The band’s backup vocalist was born and raised in the Biggest Little City of Reno, NV. She jams on the Ukulele and sings her heart out. She loves to sing sweet melodies, and her music will make you feel like you’re sipping a tropical drink on some white sand. She began to play the Uke in 2013 and since then has composed many songs as well as put her own twist onto a variety of covers. She is also Miss Northern Counties 2016, and loves to support her community in many ways. Not only does she love performing music, but she also loves educating people about Reno’s local Wolf Sanctuary; the United States Wolf Refuge. She has gone as far as providing use of the wolves for music videos with artists such as Hirie and Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) in order to raise awareness and spread peace for these amazing animals. She utilizes this ambition as a platform for her MNC title. Britt states “I will do whatever it takes to keep a smile on someone’s face, to uplife and inspire them, to help someone blossom into something they never had imagined before. Giving is better than receiving; we all need faith and something to believe in. I believe music has the potential to satisfy every soul. Music is what keeps me sane; music is what keep me alive.
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