About Triple Dog Dare
Triple Dog Dare is a Twin Cities based band playing a wide variety of high energy pop, rock, dance and country tunes. They will keep you moving from the first set, right up until closing time. Come on out for a good time.....we Triple Dog Dare you!
Triple Dog Dare is:
Greg - Guitar & Vocals (and even Bass once in a while)
Mark - Bass, Keyboards & Vocals
Alan - Drums & Vocals
Pat - Lead Vocals
Greg grew up in La Crosse, WI, where he WANTED to be a drummer but his parents didn't want the noise, so they agreed to let him take up guitar (which they would soon regret).
He was taught on a classical guitar by a Catholic nun in 3rd grade, but was much more interested in electric/rock guitar. So...after saving up lawn mowing money, he bought his first real guitar amp in junior high and started his first band. They played together throughout high school until everyone went their own ways...
He moved to Chicago for college and played in a couple bands there, before relocating to the Twin Cities in 2003 for his day job. He met Mark and Alan and started Four Story Drop, which played the local circuit for the next 10 or so years and eventually was renamed to Full Circle. After taking some time off for other things, he got back with Mark, met Pat and eventually pulled Alan back in and Triple Dog Dare was on it's way.
When he's not playing guitar or working, Greg enjoys boating, skiing, biking and spending time with family and friends!!
Gear: Gibson, G&L, Wayne, Robin, and PRS guitars, Mesa Boogie amps and other stuff from Shure, TC Electronic and Morley
Mark's musical career began in places even colder and farther north than MN. After mastering playing keyboards with mittens, he joined several cover bands and original bands in his teens and 20s.
He then moved to the Twin Cities and after making the conversion to playing mitten-less, he decided he was tired of standing like a lump in the back of the stage with the keys, so he decided to take up the bass. Now he can stand like a lump in the front of the stage instead. He still likes to play the keyboards on a few songs.
He's been in several original and cover bands over the years, the latest of which were Four Story Drop and Full Circle.
When he's not playing music, Mark enjoys aggravating his chronic back pain with his motorcycles.
Gear: Fender, Yamaha, Boss, Roland, Mesa, Keith McMillen, Shure, Sennheiser
Pat was a late bloomer, never realizing he had a musical bone in his body until he picked up a bass guitar at age 19 and realizing he had an aptitude for the instrument. A year later After auditioning for the musical "Damn Yankees" and landing a large role, he discovered his singing voice as well.
Growing up outside Boston, MA, Pat joined such groups as Moneypenny, One Short, Phaqaso and BlackAcre, sometimes as a bassist, sometimes as a vocalist, sometimes as both, and developed his musical chops and experience over many gigs.
After moving his family to the Twin Cities in 2003, he'd more or less given up on playing music until he and a friend founded the band Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in early 2010, keeping busy for several years. As that band slowed down, Pat set out to find a new music project to fill the void, and was invited to audition as the frontman for what is now Triple Dog Dare. Then they asked him back. Why... we are still not sure.
Pat approaches every moment with the band as if walking on eggshells, never knowing when that moment might come when he's kicked to the curb and replaced with a slimmer, better looking singer. Because of this, the band gets the most out of Pat's versatile vocal range.
Pat is an aficionado of beer drinking, wiffle ball, bowling, bonfires, anything Star Wars, and is a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
Gear: Shure wireless mic and copious amounts of Miller Lite.
A Caffeine dependent life-form. Born at a very young age. When I was born I was so surprised, I didn’t talk for like a year and a half. My hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m so good at sleeping; I can do it with my eyes closed. The only thing stopping me from being trash is my lack of motivation.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. I say no to alcohol daily, it just doesn’t listen. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. Since light travels faster than sound, I appear bright until you hear me speak.
I'm also lazy. I stole these from random peoples' Instagram bios. Seriously. I never finish anythin
Gear: Drums, Cymbals, Sticks, pedals, Red Bull, Ibuprofen