Mudpies are Forrest Horn (vocals), Marc Raia (guitar), Mike Reeder (bass), and Paul 'Walter' Sketch (drums). The Pies have been rocking the No. KY/Cinci area for almost 12 years now without a change in band lineup. A sonic collision of The Who, Aerosmith, U2, and Neil Young - the Pies put forth Rockmusic, Blues, and Soul. The Mudpies were most recently nominated for CEA Best Blues Band award, and have played with the likes of Dick Dale, Los Lonely Boys, and Eric Johnson. The Mudpies are quite well known for being extremely attractive.. 5bucks is 5bucks.
The Mudpies are a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area rock band that has been slinging mudrock in the tri-state area since the spring of 1999. The Mudpies have enjoyed playing the the 2008 Queen City Blues Festival at Sawyer Point, the 2009 Queen City Winter Blues Festival at the Southgate House, the main stage at the 2003 Pepsi Jammin’ on Main and the 2002 Bacon Electricity Music Festival/Campout, as well as opening dates for the likes of Dick Dale, Eric Johnson, and Los Lonely Boys. For 10 years the band has been hitting local Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky nightspots like the Southgate House, Mansion Hill Tavern, The Comet, The Northside Tavern, Top Cat's, Sudsy Malone's, as well as the legendary Derf's Tavern in scenic Latonia, KY. The Mudpies enjoy playing a combination of mud-twisted cover tunes as well as Mudpies original songs.
aka JIMS & his Mandareenians
Since 1996, at the ripe age of 11, JIMS has been performing his unique blend of styles and movements that have held a profound influence through the years. Holding frontman/guitar duties with his early projects Code Red, GDS and Prick B. Mafia, once he reached his 20s he started up his longest project to date, Sweet Ray Laurel.
During the same period he was moonlighting as a drummer in Silver Bridge Disaster then as guitar and vocalist in Good Night Noises. Soon after he picked up the sticks again for Martin Luther & The Kings and then Smoke Signals… respectively.
In addition to two unnamed new secret projects, JIMS continues to play with Sweet Ray Laurel and Smoke Signals… while also performing solo.
Alone on the stage armed with just an acoustic guitar and loop station, his songs reflect a love for all styles of music ranging from punk, world, folk and everything in between. The years of influence and experimentation with various groups has helped mold a unique, concise and focused approach which, is evident in his compositions.
Always opting for the most visceral and vulnerable outlet, his solo output is every bit of raw, in-your-face, personal and delicate as you may expect as a document of such a storied sonic past.
JIMS is currently in the process of producing his debut solo album which, should see a release during Summer of 2015 on the label//collective he helps curate with his older brother, AndRecordings.