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Gropius

Gropius

Gropius


Gropius began in El Paso, Texas in August 1995, they relocated to Dallas in 1996. During the first year, vocalist Melissa Adams was joined by violinist Julie Carpenter and violist Amy Boyd. JJ Gaylord, Rich Sanchez and Chris O' Guinn have all held down the drums over the years. James Spangler and Matthew Koch have played bass, respectively. Gropius has opened a diverse array of shows from funk and indie rock to goth and industrial. During their first year together they opened for Cleopatra recording artist Read more on Last.fm
Gropius began in El Paso, Texas in August 1995, they relocated to Dallas in 1996. During the first year, vocalist Melissa Adams was joined by violinist Julie Carpenter and violist Amy Boyd. JJ Gaylord, Rich Sanchez and Chris O' Guinn have all held down the drums over the years. James Spangler and Matthew Koch have played bass, respectively.

Gropius has opened a diverse array of shows from funk and indie rock to goth and industrial. During their first year together they opened for Cleopatra recording artist, Switchblade Symphony, Projekt recording artists Lycia, Attrition and Black Tape for a Blue Girl. Since then they have played with Dallas fav's Course of Empire, Soak, Hellafied Funk Crew, Doosu and Jump Rope Girls. Aside from sharing the bill with high profile bands, Gropius has also been a part of the first and second Annual PANDA Benefit, raising money for Pediatric Research.

They have also been a part of the 1999 and 2000 Fry Street Fair, the 1999 and 2000 North Texas Music Fesival and the first and second Annual Denton Music Awards in which Gropius was nominated for Best Live Band, Best Eclectic Band and won Best Female Lead in 1999 and Most Unique in 2000. Gropius was also nominated in 1999 for the Dallas Observer Music Awards for Best Electronic Band. Gropius was regularly played on popular radio stations in Texas such as 93.3 The Merge, 89.3 KNON Public Access adn 97.1 KEGL in including a spotlight on KEGL's Local Show with a live interview in October 1999 and April 2000. A highlight for Gropius was playing at the prestigious Roxy in Los Angeles in May 2000.

They opened for The Autumns and played before a packed house. Melissa Adams - vocals (1996-2001) Julie Carpenter - violin/cello (1996-2000) Lauren Elledge - violin (2000 - 2001) Amy Boyd - viola (1997-2001) James Spangler - bass (1997-2000) Matthew Koch - bass (1999 - 2001) JJ Gaylord - drums (1997 - 1998) Rich Sanchez - drums (1998-2000) Chris O'Guinn- drums (2000 -2001) 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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