Born and raised in Boston, MA, The Grab Brothers Band is:
Larry Grab – Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Harmonica, Sax and Vocals
Marc Grab – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Trombone and Vocals
Rob Scott – Keyboards and Vocals
Tom Corshia – Drums
The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim.
But there’s more. These brothers can also strum you a pot-full of acoustical gems and have you singing along to their life-fulfilling stories even when you’ve never heard the songs before.
Melora B., journalist for the North-Provincetown Banner recently wrote, “The brothers are like an “orchestrated tossed salad” with music emanating from flute, sax, harmonica, trombone, keyboards and electric and acoustic guitars, which gives them that full jam-band sound. “Their musical heart is enhanced by lead singer Larry Grab who really gobbles up time and verse with an insatiable hunger and passion that is hard to satisfy.” John Thomas of Lip Magazine had this to say: “It’s not just the catchy riffs and the memorable lyrics that distinguish the Grab Brothers Band from others but it’s their musical approach and the way they tell the story with real emotion, understanding and artistry. Larry and Marc can paint you a song about love, life and fantasy and connect you into it as well.”
Ultimately, it’s the live performance of The Grab Brothers Band that traps you in their web of musical journeys. This is partially due to their musical theatre background.
“Their performance and great ability to switch styles in an instant will keep you entertained like your first roller coaster ride,” says Gog at WKKL 90.7-FM radio in Boston, while Tim Emswiller at Noise Magazine adds, “Their sound is like going to a Jethro Tull, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and Rush concert with a touch of CSN&Y harmonies put in for good measure!”
Their newest CD release Asian Red has garnered them constant airplay stateside as well as internationally. For example, their song “Holly Would,” the second cut on the CD, is getting great reviews and is on a regular rotation on WPXY 103-FM. Cape Cod, MA
Most recently, the brothers penned a song about the Gulf oil disaster called “The Gulf Oil Blues,” for consideration as part of a movie score. The song has also recently been released to radio and is now on rotation KXBG Internet radio. The positive feedback was so strong that the music director there said, “It had to go into rotation!”
Trained privately with Karen Shepard: She worked with Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Yule Brynner, Sammie Davis Jr. and trained at the Actor’s Studio, New York City. Larry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from U. Mass Boston. Larry has performed with the U. Mass. Boston Jazz band (bass guitar & flute) as well as with the Elite Chamber singers. Larry has also won an award for one of his songs “Wishing You Well”. This song helped launch a school campaign for a drive to raise money for “Aids” research. While at university, Larry was made leader of the jazz ensemble and helped put a show together that raised over $10,000 for the music program. Larry has been growing as a performer through joining the musical theatre for “The Provincetown Theatre Group”, and developing his acting skills. He has added this new skill set to the bands musical performances.
U. Mass. Boston, B.A. in music and received “The Music Book Prize” The highest achievement award in music given at U. Mass. Boston. While in high school, Marc made All State Chorus as well as District & Semsba. He received a summer scholarship to Hart School of Music. He studied private acting and voice with Karen Shepard. Studied guitar with Peter Jansen & music theory with Professor Patterson. Marc is also a member of “The Provincetown Theatre Group” and performs in numerous musicals. His love for music and the passion he feels comes out in every performance given.
Rob Scott is a professional Jazz Pianist as well as an experienced singer /song writer. His main influence is jazz based but loves to play rock keyboards and can rock out with the best! Rob has recently performed with Winton Marsalis and George Garzon this past summer. Besides jazz artists, one of Rob’s favorite musical group is The Beatles. Rob also loves to rap and his alias is “Rappin’ Rob”! Rob plays piano which is his main instrument but can double up on guitar, bass and sings as well! Rob offers a great new sound using his jazz influences and tributes his vocal prowess with the brothers!
I started playing drums when I was 8 in 1982. I started teaching in 1993 as a substitute teacher at Dicenso's Drum Shop and the same year started gigging professionally. I graduated from UMASS Dartmouth in 1997 with a Bachelor's in Music. I finally got established as a teacher in 1997 at Jack's Drum Shop in Hyannis and a music shop in Rhodes Island. To this day I still practice and teach drums.