NEWS We never charge for our MP3'a and WILL NEVER charge for them. All we ask is that you leave comments about if you like/don;t like and turn on other friends that you think would like our music. If we get enough comments/fans then we will release another record. If not, then it is on mothballs until we feel like it.
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FlooDBaR started in 1998. After several lineup changes, we finally hit our stride. You can join the official FlooDBaR message board by clicking here http://floodbar.iwarp.com,
Why this name?
All automatic screen printing machines employ the same general floodbar principle, which is basically a flat, straight piece of aluminum bracketed behind the squeegee.” The founding members of Floodbar are screen printers, hence the name.
Do you play live?
Of course! FlooDBaR has played all over the Midwest since 1998. We would like to tour the East coast and West coast by the end of 2006.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has definitely changed the music industry! Economically MP3’s and downloading has hurt major record companies as well as small mom & pop record stores. The internet has it’s advantages for unsigned or lesser known bands, which is obvious.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
FlooDBaR would definitely sign with a major label as well with a independent label.
Dominic Sobieralski and Barry Hunter have been playing together for over fifteen years in various bands. In 1998 they started FlooDBaR. The line up held until 2001 ( and included Dave Gay, Brenden Jumps, Barry Hunter, and Dominic Sobieralski) After some line-up changes they added Todd Meszaros in the fall of 05. Todd has played with The Aakata’s, Hooligan Riot, and Blaque Heir (to name a few). Ed Smith, had played with Barry in Deep Fried back in the mid 90’s. Ed joined FlooDBaR in the spring of 2004. Sean Martin, FlooDBaR's youngest member, joined in the spring of 2005 and had played with Delta 9 and STABPUNX.
Each member is influenced by wide varieties of music ranging from 1977 Punk Rock – 1950’s Rock ‘N Roll, but we are not limited to any specific type of music whatsoever. Metal up the a$$, Punk influences include, but not limited to, NOFX, Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Operation IVY, Misfits, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Less Than Jake, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bad Religion, The Vandals... etc..
See our show calendar for the next gig!
Barry uses Pearl Drums - Zildjian Cymbals. Dom is currently using a Washburn Bass Guitar and a Kustom Bass Amp. Ed’s Guitar is an Ibanez. His amplifier is a Crate combo. Ed uses a wide variety of pedals. Todd has multiple Gibson Les Pauls. He mainly uses a 1957 Goldtop and a 1992 Standard. His amplifier is a Fender Cyber Twin, which he runs through a Marshall 4 x12 cabinet.
Thanks for taking your time and checking out FlooDBaR! If you are looking for a fun and energetic live band please feel free to contact us to play your town!