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
Alan - Drums & Vocals
Pat - Lead Vocals
Mark - Bass
Greg hails from La Crosse, WI and has played in bands throughout high school and in the Chicagoland area before relocating to the Twin Cities for his day job in the early 2000’s. After moving here, he started the bands Four Story Drop and Full Circle, both of which were with our drummer Alan and were regularly gigging around the metro and beyond. After taking a bit of a hiatus from the band scene, he eventually met Pat and started Triple Dog Dare.
When he's not playing guitar or working, you can find him on the St. Croix River boating, skiing, biking and spending time with family and friends!!
Gear: Too much to list out here….yep, he's an admitted guitar geek with a gear addiction and is constantly acquiring/changing out guitars, amps, etc.
Growing up outside Boston, MA, 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, and later 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.
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 and ability to work the crowd.
Pat is an aficionado of wiffle ball, bowling, trying all the non-alcoholic beer he can find, old school video games, bonfires, anything Star Wars, and is a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. (He is a Masshole, after all.)
Gear: Shure wireless mic system, endless confidence, ibuprofen & voltaren.
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
About Mark (v2.0):
Mark 2.0 is the newest member of the band and provides the solid bottom end and backing vocals. Most recently he's been in the band Blind Dog, and his bio is coming soon, however his current nickname in the band is "Marky Two Notes". Ask him about it sometime!!