They practiced in the garage of the Kokkoris family and their first gig was in early 1989 at "The Treehouse" in Hallandale, Florida. Jeordie White and Shawn Rogers finalized the band line-up. For the next two years they would gain notoriety in Florida and open for larger bands such as Anthrax, Exodus, The Ramones and many others. In 1990, Dan Fontana replaced departing Shawn Rogers as the vocalist of the band; at that point, the band committed to recording their Professional Demo at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, FL.
Frustrated by the recording industry's intense backing of alternative and grunge artists, Barry Alpert left the band in 1992 to pursue an electrical engineering degree and was replaced by Bob Franquiz. Along with him a keyboardist, Chad Steinhart, joined the band. That same year Amboog-A-Lard scored big at the first Annual South Florida Slammie Awards; Jeordie White won the award for Best Rhythm Guitarist. In 1993, the band released their only album titled "A New Hope".
This achievement would be forever lost to dispersal as Jeordie White left the band in December 1993 for Marilyn Manson. The departure of this talented musician reduced the band's creative efforts and by 1996 Amboog-A-Lard would be disbanded by its last original member, Dan Fontana. Band Members * Dan Fontana - guitars, vocals (1987-1996) * George Kokkoris - drums, backing vocals (1987-1993) * Barry Alpert - bass, backing vocals (1987-1992) * Jeordie White - rhythm guitar, bass, backing vocals (1989-1993/4) * Shawn Rogers - vocals (1989-1990) * Jon Somerlade - drums (1993 - 1996) * Chad Steinhart - keyboards, sampler (1992 - 1996) * Bob Franquiz - bass, backing vocals (1993-1994) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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