The Legend of The Great Fraud

The GREAT FRAUD formed in 2012 when Joe Marrero, vocalist & guitar player, teamed up with blues-harmonica player, Reese Karlan in a basement jam session.  Shortly after, Joe’s long-time friend and partner in crime, bassist & vocalist, Taso Zahariadis joined the collaboration, bringing a unique energy and passion to the group.  Reese brought seasoned hard-hitting drummer, Tony Marchesani into the mix, and the chemistry was explosive.
The Great Fraud was born…
The Fraud entered the 2012 NYC Hard Rock Cafe Band Battle and were crowned champions conquering New York City. To follow the swell of success, they climbed into grammy award winning Tree Fort Studios and recorded their first album “Brass Balloon”, which was released and took flight in May 2013. Since their first album was released, The Great Fraud has performed alongside legendary Classic Rock groups like The Marshall Tucker Band & Vanilla Fudge, as well as Blues legends Johnny Winter & James Cotton. The band has played over 200 live shows in New Jersey and New York to build their musical foundation and reputation as a must-see Vintage Rock & Roll band. Live music goers in the tri-state area are being exposed to a dynamic vintage sound which has led to their following of over 11K followers on social media, 17K email subscribers, and a loyal fan base affectionately known as the “Fraudsters”.
Today, the legend continues as The Great Fraud pushes forward with all new recordings, live shows, and a brand new online video channel dedicated to teaching, learning, and discussing music.
In 2017, The Great Fraud released their second studio album, “American Dream”, which solidified the band’s ability to craft a classic sound and write masterpieces that are sure to stand the test of time.
The “Brass Balloon” and “American Dream” albums are available now on iTunes, Spotify, & all major distribution channels!
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