Lead Vocals and Guitar
Mike started playing Tom Petty songs in his cover band in high school and has been a fan of the music ever since. During the 1990s Mike began to focus his talents on song writing and has continued to sing and play his music for audiences on the East and West coasts.
In 2007 Mike called on Harry Coddington to lend his versatile guitar playing talents to the alt-country band The Gaffers. Most recently he has been performing around the Portland area with his roots rock band Jeezum Crow. Mike is also the owner of Sonic Pictures a video production company based in Portland, Maine.
Harry started playing guitar shortly after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 when he was 6. Initially, he was very impressed by the bands of the
Harry won the Downeast Country Music Association’s first place “New Country Instrumentalist” for the year 2000. He’s played in many different bands throughout his life starting in Florida and now in Maine. He always had a special affinity for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, which made dreaming up this band just feel natural.
Roger started taking drum lessons at age 12 and joined his first garage band at 16. From there he went on to play in an assortment of bands in 5 different states. His broad variety of musical styles include blues, country, alternative, rock, and R&B.
Since settling in Maine in the
Playing in Runnin’ Down A Dream is the culmination of everything he’s learned and experienced over many decades in his extensive musical career.
Guitar and Vocals
Marty made his debut at a coffee house performing covers of Neil Young,
In 1995 Marty began to jam with Ken Goodman in what would eventually become Blues Barn. The band acquired a new drummer and a new name. Dirty McCurdy marked Marty’s first real experience as a frontman. The band covered mostly rock ‘n roll, but also covered some original material while it continued to adhere to the blues standards it had established in the Blues Barn years.
Marty, Harry Coddington, Roger Howard
Keyboard and Vocals
Steve’s music career began in the late 70’s when he joined the band White Water in Central Maine playing a beat-up old Wurlitzer electric piano. This led to a brief Holiday Inn tour with an Elvis Presley tribute show.
Over the years Steve became an in-demand keyboard player in the New England region. He was a member of some well-known bands, Ricky And The Giants, Elmore Twist Band, Gary Black And The Blues, 43 North and the LA Harley Band. He has been a first-call keyboard fill in for dozens more bands.
Since Tom Petty And The Heartbreaker’s keyboardist Benmont Tench is a major influence on Steve’s approach to playing keyboards, He is very pleased to be a part of Runnin’ Down A Dream.
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