|By KRISTYN ADAMS - Special to TimeOut||
May 29, 2014
HARTFORD - A
Lunacy rock band rehearsal cranked in a Hartford neighborhood.
true in covering one artist after another, the talents of four
musicians combined to indicate a forthcoming blast this Saturday
at the River Horse West in West Bend.
funny we’re based in West Bend; I’m the only one who is
actually from there,” bassist Kenny Morey said during a break
with band members Andy Zuraw of Slinger and Gus Willman of
Wauwatosa. Over bottled water and chocolate chip cookies in
guitarist Marcus Klink’s driveway, the performers shared
methods of their madness.
know what to expect when you come to one of our shows,” Zuraw
drummer started in music when he was 5 years old when his
parents bought him a snare drum. The band program at Slinger
High School kept Zuraw motivated and sharp. Zuraw was later
employed at a music store where he met co-worker Willman.
Together, they founded Lunacy in 2007.
had our own bands and there were so many changes. One band would
fall apart, or another band would lose a person,” Willman
said. “I wanted to get something together with (Zuraw) but the
timing wasn’t right until later.”
thought it was time to gig out,” Zuraw said. “We wanted to
get back on the scene and start playing again. Now we have a
better lineup with better talent. It’s great to be welcomed
members come from diverse musical backgrounds. Personal styles
from hip-hop to techno, metal and blues add to their edge. The
group members also have a sense of humor.
“We have a
lot of different tastes in music. I was listening to Seal the
other day,” Willman said as his bandmates grimaced. “No,
really, Seal is awesome. I like jazz, too.
all in original bands at one point or another, but would prefer
to deliver quality. We want to go out and play what people
write, “but as for me, I don’t plan on working up anything
original at this point,” said Klink, a soon-to-be police
officer who grew up listening to polka. He finished school and
is waiting for placement.
be rocking out and if someone calls the cops about the noise, it
might be (Klink) who knocks at the door - absolutely,” Zuraw
hobby for us. Creatively, we’re very content,” Morey said.
“Our inspirations are not to become the next AC/DC or anything
like that. Morey has experienced touring with bigger bands.
I’ve toured with bigger bands and in my younger years I did
the ‘trying- to be famous’ thing.
while, I decided family was more important. Love, full-time
work, you can get it all in there and stay true to the music. In
the big picture, that change in perspective can make your music
fantastic if you let it.”
inspiration is common with Lunacy members. Zuraw is inspired to
rock by his mom, Jody Zuraw.
one of our biggest fans and makes it out to many of our shows.
She’s an awesome lady,” Andy Zuraw said.