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Meet the Band

Will Ashworth
Will Ashworth is the band’s Lead Singer.
Will  joined Grumpy Old Men in 2016 after a strenuous and rather messy audition process that required him to eat a family-size Quattro Stagioni pizza while singing Bohemian Rhapsody.
A talented recording artist in his own right, Will brings credibility to an otherwise ordinary line-up.
Aside from his fondness for pranks involving lawn bowls and high-powered leaf blowers, Will pursues a life of Buddhist-like moderation and boasts a clean criminal record (unlike his fellow band members).
Since joining the band, Will feels compelled to don cheap disguises when in public to avoid the paparazzi.
Peter Pizza
Peter Pizzeria teaches pizza as a second language. He is one of the band’s flotilla of Guitarists and his solos are mind-numbing streams of unconsciousness that peak when someone unplugs his guitar.
Best known for once changing his guitar strings, Pizzeria Pete’s penchant for buying 2nd-hand is the stuff of legend. He religiously boasts to disinterested fellow band members about scoring the mother all bargains. Invariably, his purchases work only the once.
Peter was a founding member of furry folk-rock band Frozen Ambition, who literally broke up at their first gig in Antarctica. Peter subsequently joined the “Lost Boys” who have not been seen since.
David Young
David Young is a founding member of Grumpy Old Men and the band’s Rhythm Guitarist. David handles acoustic, as well as electric guitars, and will happily play bass guitar role when needed.
He closely monitors eBay, hoping to bid large on any available electric guitar with 4 necks or more, David takes care of gig preparations, marketing, and managing the website and mailing lists.
Freely admitting to being better looking, David insists he is not as talented as the other guys in the band. He lives by the motto: “you can never have enough guitars”. Another favourite saying of his is, “I love the smell of warm Fender Twin valves in the morning”.
Number of ex-wives = 2.
Dave Cherry
Dave Cherry is another of the many Guitarists in Grumpy Old Men. A performing musician for more than 25 years, 26-year-old Dave is one of the founding members of the band.
Despite being an extremely competent guitar player and vocalist, he elected to play Bass for the band for years, simply because the equipment is bigger and heavier.
Dave has tremendous “feel” for music as well as fluffy kittens. He’s also a dynamo when it comes to marketing the band and arranging gigs.
Currently in training for the 2036 Gold Coast Iron Man Championship, Dave is addicted to golf. Perhaps more accurately, he would never use one golf swing where 7 or 8 would suffice.
Number of ex wives =1.
Mark Elley
Mark Elley is the youngest-looking of the band members thanks to an obsession with cosmetic surgery. Mark is from New Zealand originally, so we won’t go on about his farming background.
Mark is a very competent bass player and had a successful recording career before accepting an even more lucrative contract with GRUMPY OLD MEN.
Mark’s hobbies include sheep, sheep breeding, sheep products, the history and mythology of sheep and all facets of sheep in general. He is quite sheepish about it though.
Number of ex wives = UNKOWN as his file was marked CLASSIFIED when he was interviewed.
Bill Allan
Bill Allan has more than 40 years’ experience playing drums and congas in bands, from Tassie to Queensland.
Often mistaken for Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame, Bill takes full advantage, signing autographs and strutting around flashing a $10 note or five $2 coins.
Recently Bill and his family moved to the Sunshine Coast, such is his dedication to life on the road. He enjoys nothing more than pounding his tom tom, breaking drumsticks and singing backing vocals, save perhaps riding off into the sunset on his 18,000 CC motorbike.
Number of ex-wives: 1.
Favourite reading – Power Dressing for Drummers