The Other Side

An eclectic trio that performs their unique renditions of rock and blues, some old, and some new.  Check us out...

While Bruce's musical adventure began at the age of 18, he was a late bloomer to the music scene in Northeast Ohio.  Bruce spent the 80's and 90's migrating between various small bands playing originals and covers in the English and Art rock genres.   His longest stint was with a cover/original band “The Stand”, playing in Kent, Akron, Barberton, and surrounding areas.

An electrical engineer by trade, music has always been an integral part of Bruce's life.  A short stint away from guitar was focused on the piano, a refreshing diversion into a new instrument.  Bruce spent endless hours with Ray Lay at the north-Akron Lays Guitar Repair learning the nuts and bolts of guitar fabrication and repair, ending with the creation of multiple hand crafted Les Paul guitars. 

His goal is to bring a new interpretation and fresh sound to the material the band covers.  He shares Jacks passion for “living the dream”.

 

Jack Woodyard grew up in a musical family with organ and piano ever present, and the latest Broadway hit playing on the turntable in the console TV.  Jack's drumming goes back to high school but it is in the past fifteen years that Jack got serious about learning the craft.  

Jack's path was through a naughty adolescence in South Florida in the '60's where the Kinks, Blind Faith, Cream and Jimi Hendrix ruled, to Europe and the Middle East soaking up the music of many cultures.   

The Palm Beach Pop Festival in 1969 was a defining moment for Jack when the music of Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and Spirit entered his cranium and never left.     

Jack is now living his dream and wants to share it with everyone. 

 

Bob Unruh grew up in Washington State  the oldest of three boys in a very musical family.  His musical adventure started at age 12 with a "McCartney-ish” violin sunburst bass.  Bob learned by following along playing vinyl with his favorites including Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers,  Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, and Cream.  Though his car’s radios are all locked in to 107.3, his phone library has everything from Ted Nugent to Diana Krall. 

Bob played out in Chicago during his college years with a number of bands including PF Flyer and the Sneaks, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Salt Company Band.  

Bob says, “It’s lots of fun to perform music we all love and connect with folks in the audience.”