The GREAT FRAUD formed in 2012 out of the coils of a few bands in disintegration. Out of the debris, Joe Marrero (Vocals) and (Lead Guitar) teamed up with blues (Harmonica) player Reese Karlan in a basement session. Shortly after, a longtime friend and partner in crime bassist Taso Zahariadis joined the collaboration. Reese brought seasoned hard-hitting drummer Tony Marchesani into the mix and the chemistry was explosive. The Fraud entered the 2012 Hard Rock Cafe Band Battle and were crowned champions conquer- ing New York City and nearly opened for Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park’s London Calling UK Event in 2012. To follow the swell of success they climbed into grammy award-winning Tree Fort Studios and recorded their current album The Brass Balloon which was released in May 2013. With the concrete decision to stay in New Jersey & New York where they could build their musical foundation as a band, residents in the tri-state area are now being exposed to a dynamic vintage sound which has led to their loyal rising fanbase affectionately known as the “Fraudsters.”
The Great Fraud consists of:
Joe Marrero ~ Lead Guitar & Vocals
Taso Zahariadis ~ Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Reese Karlan ~ Harmonica & Backing Vocals
Tony Marchesani ~ Percussion
The album Brass Balloon & American Dream albums are now available @ wwwmarreromusic.com & www.greatfraud.com.
Both albums can also be downloaded through iTunes and all the major distribution music channels.
The Great Fraud On The Web:
https://www.marreromusic.com or http://www.greatfraud.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jmarrero2525 [The Great Fraud]
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