Rich Lindamood : Lead Vocals
Rich is the newest member of the band . Recently relocating back to his home town of Las Vegas after a several year run in Southern California where he was playing with his original band and performing on various Warped tour and Metal fest stages before coming home and joining the line up of Smashing Alice. His power and style have to be seen to be believed . Come on out, you won't be disappointed. He will rattle your teeth and shake the walls .
Todd Kennedy : Lead Guitar ~ Vocals
Started playing drums and guitar when I was 11. Played Drums in my first band at 13. Did a lot of home parties for the 15 to 16 crowd. Had a manager, LOL - he was 16!!! Did the usual battle of the bands and lunch hour gigs at elementary school where we practiced in the music room. By 20 I was still doing small shows with various bands but was getting tired of drums and wanted to be up front where all the hot chicks were LOL. I started to focus more on guitar and by my early twenties I was playing guitar in my first professional band "BreakHouse" which toured extensively. I then went on to play in "MAX Krank", "The Max" and "Tin Soldier".(All were full time touring bands) I retired from music at 29 ,beaten up and burned out. I didn't care if I ever played another guitar again and didn't play profesionally agian for 18 years. In 2007 my wife encouragecd me to start playing again and opened up a huge can of worms that has bit her in the ass. Sorry Babe. LOL. The passion was back and the bad agents, shitty routing, band infighting and general debauchery ( hold on the debauchery - was the good part and boy do I have some stories, LOL ). Any how all the bad memories had become the distant past and only the good memories remained. So when I moved to Vegas in 2008 I decided to start playing professionally again and after many hundreds of hours of practice I dusted off the rust and got back to form. After several false starts and a few member changes "Smashing Alice" was born.
Paul Cunningham: Bass ~ Vocals
I started playing guitar in high school (pretty shitty I might add) until my buddy approached me and said they were looking for a bass player for their punk band "Lobotomy" (and the rest is history). Played in the New York City punk scene for a few years until I joined a couple of metal bands, "Kaos", "Rock Hard" and "Dead End Wild" (we actually opened up for Saxon - my claim to fame lol). In the late 90's I started playing in cover bands. I got sick of paying to play because original bands make no money. I played with a band "Time Machine" for awhile then when we went our separate ways I formed "Volume Eleven" which later turned into "If 6 was 9" ,played on the Jersey Shore scene for a few years before moving to Vegas in 2008. In Vegas I joined a band called "Whiskey Row", played a few gigs with them and we were starting to get a pretty decent following until the bottom dropped out when some members moved away. Now I’m playing with 4 other losers with pretty much the same vision as me. "Smashing Alice".
Brian Sylvester: Rhythm ~ Acoustic ~ Lead ~ Vocals
I had tinkered around on the guitar around the age of 8, but began seriously playing at age 13 as a way to escape some hard times I was facing, a tactic I still use to this day. I had a small project in middle school with another guitar player and drummer in my small South Eastern Nebraska town of Auburn. We called ourselves “Ammonia Wave” and played for friends and classmates occasionally. It was during high school that I began to spend more time playing guitar and was asked to join the high school "Guitar Band" and Jazz Band. "Guitar Band" is where I sang in public for the first time. I also started writing and recording songs in high school, based out of a relationship I had been in and out of for the last 10 years. Before leaving for college, I found a place in my first real band with some other guys who had gone to my high school a few years ahead of me called Bare. I filled the bass guitar position after they had a falling out with the guy who was playing with them. We played a few shows before I moved to Arizona to attend a recording and sound engineering school. While in Arizona, I recorded a few songs but did not play publicly again until moving back to Nebraska. Through working at a local record store I was introduced to the singer-songwriter scene in Omaha. I begin writing more and playing publicly again with a friend of mine I used to jam with in high school. A few years down the road, we formed a band called “44 County”. We played around the Omaha and Western Iowa areas and developed a pretty good following. We decided to record an album of my songs that I had written over the years. It was during the recording that I decided to move to Las Vegas for more career opportunities. So, instead of releasing the EP under the band, I released it as my own. Upon moving to Las Vegas, I learned very quickly that the Las Vegas music scene was tougher to form a band than I thought it was going to be. Over the 4 years I have been here, I have met a played with some very talented musicians. I was in a project for a while called “Dirty Dealer” which played a few shows around town and I also filled in for the singer in Pop Culture occasionally. Finally after trying for a while, I have found a home in a great band with some great guys, “Smashing Alice”! We are out to change the Las Vegas cover band scene for the better! With killer sets and a great hard hitting show with the best of hard rock covers from the 90's to current.
Kurtis Kestler : Drums
The first time I took drum lessons was when I was 8 years old. I started up again when I was a freshman in high school playing in small projects with friends. I began to take it pretty seriously and took lessons for about 2 more years and started my first band, a hard rock/screamo band called 'Agnes'. We played a few shows in garages and won our high school's battle of the bands competition when I was 17. I left Las Vegas after highschool and went off to college in Reno and began playing drums with a friend who played guitar. We would write songs and record all the instruments ourselves in a shitty homemade studio and eventually had a makeshift demo album with 12 tracks. We would play to small groups of friends and at house parties but never really took it too seriously. This is when I really honed my skills, learned about recording and found my personal voice on the drums. I used to have a bad habit of playing loud and hard, breaking sticks, cymbals and drum heads left and right. This earned me the nickname 'Brutis' for my brutality to my kits. (I've since learned to play with a little more feel and dynamics but when I get into it, the Brute can come back out in no time). When we moved back to Vegas we met up with a bassist and a trumpet player to form the most serious project I've been involved in, an indie/alternative rock band called 'The Wet List'. We had some success gigging the local Las Vegas music scene for about a year and a half, playing along with some of the most recognizable local indie rock bands in the city. We are currently taking a break to explore a new sound and direction. Since The Wet List recently stopped playing I was itching to get back on stage again and play some clubs. I got hooked up with Brian through a co-worker, came out and saw the guys play at the Country Saloon and I thought, "shit, I could play with these dudes." A month later, I was in Smashing Alice