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Linglestown Gazette: Kids to rock Roasters

Friday, August 07, 2009

Kids to rock Roasters


The Grease Monkey’s, a rock band made up of four children who attend Linglestown Elementary School, will be playing at St. Thomas Roasters tonight (Friday, Aug. 7), 8–10 pm, no cover.

Luke Diecidue, age 8, is the drummer, Jacob Diecidue, age 10, is the guitar player, Kristopher Ramstrom, age 10, is the bass player, and Kiersten Smith, age 10, is the singer.

The band has played together for the past three years, and has started scheduling gigs for large private parties, as well as playing for Relay for Life at the Susquehanna High School in June. They have a large following of fellow students, families and teachers, which was apparent at The Relay for Life performance.

The children are very professional and very talented, playing songs ranging from Vertigo, by U2, to Tick Tick Boom, by The Hives. They are directed and managed by Tom Diecidue, a professional musician himself, playing at local venues for over 25 years.
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Article submitted by Stephanie Diecidue

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9 Comments:

At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are a great group of kids!!!

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Rob Nease said...

Ok, this is the coolest thing to happen to Roasters since Cotolo. WOW!

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Kyler said...

THE GREASE MONKEYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Come on ,who besides parents want to go see kids in a band??? Can we please stop puting your brats above real live?? Keep this crap in the school talent shows.

 
At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jealous Mike?

 
At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Donna Leinbach said...

Mike, I understand we all have our own opinions, but please don't put down a group of kids you have never seen perform. If you would have come out to see them play, what you would have seen is four very talented, hardworking kids who take pride in what they do and they do it well. Oh, and by the way, these kids are the furthest from what you would call "brats". I know each and everyone of these kids personally and not only are they talented, but they are also positive role models for their peers. They are well mannered, kind and respectful towards their peers and adults. From the tone of your post, it sounds as though your parents failed to teach you these attributes. Please don't make "IGNORANT" comments about children you don't even know!!

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happened to drive buy Roasters and saw the parking lot was packed so I stopped. The place was standing room only and I was surprised to see elementary school-aged kids playing rock songs. Let me tell you, they were excellent! They played flawlessly and behaved like pros. I looked around and saw all of their friends and families there and thought in this day and age, isn't it nice to see such good friends supporting this band. Good Luck to the band. I will look for your name to see if The Grease Monkeys are ever playing out again. I will definitely go see you. All of you were incredible. Keep up the hard work. It's good to see kids focusing and putting their time into something positive like music. Rock on Grease Monkeys!

 
At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is great that Roasters is supportive of our youth. They are great kids and have a lot of fun doing this. I know a lot of parents besides their own are very supportive. I don't know what problem this Mike guy has unless it is jealousy. Does he even go into Roasters?????

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having once been a young 'brat' playing in rock bands... I just want to give STR a big thumbs-up for providing a clean and wholesome family-friendly venue where great kids like these can experience the direct, immediate feedback of a live audience and can hone their skills as live performers... Not like when I was a kid when you had to play in some sleazy, unsupervised underground joint which attracted more of an undesirable audience,generally more interested in consuming substances much stronger than coffee and known for getting way out of control for their own good!!!

 

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