A diverse Northern New Jersey original classic style rock band fusing blues and pop influences with a slight southern twang.
Bubba Grouch began when seasoned musicians Jimi Alan (Guitars) and Eddie Territo (Vocals) met in 2009 while both were members of Northern New Jersey Hard Rock band Our Black Friday. They quickly became friends and have been making music together ever since. After writing and recording more than 20 demos over three years as a side project, the pair decided the time was right to put some quality players together and bring their music to life.
In February 2012 enter Tim McDermott (Bass), Greg Forgey (Guitar), and Ross Kantor (Drums). The band rehearsed and refined the songs live before heading into the recording studio. They played a few select live performances throughout NY, NJ and PA throughout 2012 and early 2013, but spent most of their time working on their debut CD "Tin Whiskers". which was released on Soul Tree Records July 4, 2013.
Tragedy struck the band in early 2014 when bassist Tim McDermott was eaten by a pack of wild boar during a late night deep sea dolphin sex expedition*. The band deeply mourned the loss of their fallen brother, but brought in a new bass player who shall only be referred to as "the guy who left us hanging three weeks before a huge gig"** Luckily a long time friend and musical partner of Eddie since their high school days, Jason Miller agreed to dust off his Rickenbacker Tuxedo and come out of retirement to rock the bottom for the band.
Bubba Grouch is a group of talented like minded individuals who love their country, the USA. They share strong beliefs about the current state of affairs and their concern for the direction of the nation comes through clearly in a number of their songs. They absolutely love connecting with their fans directly, so reach out to them through their website, twitter, facebook or reverbnation.
*The story about Tim McDermott's death is not true. The truth is Tim's life took a path that required him to relocate to Florida, where he is alive and well. The band loves Tim and wish him nothing but the best.
**The story about "the guy who left us hanging three weeks before a huge gig" is totally true. Due to his actions in his short time with the band He is considered a total tool and not worthy of having his name mentioned on this website. The band does not wish him ill will, but merely a mediocre existence.