RABBIT SKIN GLUE was formed in 2006 by Greg Ashline, Nicholas Bross and Christopher Griffin, three coworkers at an art supply store. Nicholas Bross, the band’s first drummer, named the group after a product they sold in the store, rabbit skin glue, used as an adhesive in arts and crafts for hundreds of years. The group’s first performance took place across the street from the art supply store, at the Wednesday night open mic at The Blue Moon Tavern, during which, for all fifteen minutes,they were criticized, booed and begged to leave the stage by a drunken regular,which only succeeded in encouraging them. The trio signed up to play another open mic night at a local pub called Kate’s, hosted by bass guitarist Ricky Herrin. When the three band mates met Herrin and commented on his bass guitar sitting nearby, Herrin asked if they would like him to sit in and provide bass alongside the two guitars and drums and all agreed. Herrin attended the band’s next rehearsal in the back of the art supply store and Thursday night rehearsals (or "bowling nights") became the routine for the next ten years, along with hundreds of gigs at local drinking establishments and private events. The band’s show reached its high mark in 2011 with the addition of Go-Go dancers The Fabulous Rabbettes. The band was strictly instrumental, taking its inspiration from the instrumental guitar bands of the early sixties, The Frantics, The Ventures, The Shadows and others. In 2017 the band released its only album of original material PINK NIGHTMARE with, by this time, drummer Rocky Rossi on two tracks and previous drummer John Heile on the remaining tracks.
Ryan Burns contributed keyboard on EIGHTH AVENUE, named after the street on which the band's rehearsal space was and where Pink Nightmare was recorded, by Dan Yost of www.just-records.com .
Also contributing was Jeff Conlin, formerly of The Satellite 4, https://thesatellite4.bandcamp.com/ who played keyboard on GASSER. The album’s final mix down and pressing coincided with the band’s breakup.
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