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Basic info
Name The Hoodies
Formed On
# of Members 4
Homepage www.thehoodies.com
Contact/Booking info
Name Dan
Phone 663-5927
E-mail danarmbru9@hotmail.com

Just your average kids playing some average music.

Dan (guitar/vocals)
Brandon (bass)
Paul (drums)
Joey (guitar)

Anything and everything, unless its Phil Collins.

Beginning in Rochester, NY and still residing there, THE HOODIES formed in the summer of 2001 when Dan and Brandon (and some other friends) began to get together and write music. They found Paul, dove into a telephone booth, and became THE HOODIES. Using Paul’s atomic sense of rhythm, Dan’s titanium alloy vocal cords, and Brandon’s heart (characterized by his countless hours of volunteer work at a nearby animal shelter), THE HOODIES combined their powers to form a “Captain Plethora”, if you will, of music.

As the members grew physically, they also grew musically. Within weeks of finding one another, the band had created a unique style that was wise beyond their years. Corporate radio would soon have to pay.

With growing local popularity, THE HOODIES decided that it was time to record. In the early summer of 2003 they ventured 400 miles to Nada Recording Studio to create a 6 song self-titled EP. The result was a collection of music they had spent almost a year perfecting. The EP, produced and recorded by John Naclerio (Senses Fail, Midtown, Brand New, Anadivine), was self-released on August 1, 2003. In the local scene the release found itself home to many satisfied fans and innocent bystanders, and on an international level, the CD managed to sell 6 million copies in its first month. E-mail Brandon@thehoodies.com to order the CD. A review can be found at this address:


Guitarist Joey Morinelli (Slayer) soon after joined the group, bringing with him the power to turn any song into metal. Joey was strictly prohibited from using his power.

In July 2004, our heroes will return to the studio to make what will surely be another wonderful record. Refusing to conform, look for something far from the mainstream on this new album.
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