The Squeaky Fromme Bio
or “How 3 Kids from CT form a Band in NYC: a Point by Point Analysis”
1) Bass player/singer Dave Murelli Jr and high school band 2&Fro play all of 3 legendary punk rock shows in the small town of Torrington CT.
2) Graduating from the same high school (Torrington High School – Go Raiders!) and playing on all 3 bills, 2&Fro’s idols, grunge rockers Creature Did, pack up and move to where the music was happening, Danbury CT. (I know what you’re thinking, but it was cool. Trust me.) Nina 57, local DJ is recruited and joins Creature Did.
3) Meanwhile, Damien Pratt begins recording songs in his basement and as a 15-year-old high school freshman, opens for Alex Chilton at the Nightshift Café in Naugatuck with his band MFP.
4) Dave Jr moves to Providence RI to play with art rock band (the)flicker., and trades shows with the now 4-piece Creature Did.
5) Damien Pratt, now fellow college student, and former member of CT high school band Nevertheless, singer/songwriter, notices Nina57 playing around the Danbury club scene. He asks her band mates what a good way to get to know her might be.
6) Creature Did tells Damien Pratt to get Nina57 drunk. He goes to her house with a cheap bottle of vodka, and becomes her boyfriend.
7) Damien Pratt releases 3 solo albums to critical acclaim but apparently forgets to release them commercially in the US. He does, however, sell 500 copies in Japan.
8) Dave Jr. moves to several cities in the US, bounces from band to band and ends up in Denver CO where he gets married and joins a country band.
9) Damien and Nina move to NYC as the Danbury music scene falls apart.
10) Damien continues to play obscure solo shows and occasionally puts a pick-up band together modestly called “The Damien Pratt”. Nina57 does some gigs as a 2nd guitar player while trying to put her own band together.
11) Nina forms guitar-pop band MeNotNo, and, like every other band in NYC, has trouble keeping a drummer and a bass player.
12) Dave Jr.’s wife, an aspiring actress who’s name we are legally banned from printing, convinces him to move to NYC so she can start a career in theatre. She promptly leaves him and moves back to Denver.
13) Torrington High School graduate (Go Raiders!) and Creature Did bass player, Mike Mori, tells Nina that Dave Jr. is in town and needs a band.
14) Dave Jr. joins MeNotNo, and Nina gives Dave “From the Tapes of Lenny Bruce vol. 2” by “The Damien Pratt”. She tells him, “This is my boyfriend’s band. You’re going to want to quit my band and play with him”.
15) Dave Jr. and MeNotNo drummer Trish Noe start playing with Damien, leaving MeNotNo with said drummer and bass player trouble. MeNotNo breaks up.
16) Damien, Dave Jr., and Trish form Dirtygurl.
17) Trish quits Dirtygurl and disappears. If anyone sees her, tell her to call us. We’re worried.
18) Dave Jr. and Damien decide to record a cd and recruit Dawn McGrath to play drums. They change the band name to The Squeaky Fromme.
19) Nina, having spent the last year working on a solo recording project, building puppets for a local theatre, taking band photos, and trying to find a band, finally gives in to Dave and Damien’s “Why don’t you just play with us”.
20) The Squeaky Fromme, now settled with Damien Pratt, David Murelli Jr., Nina57, and drummer T.B. Determined, unleash their Classic American Rock sounds upon New York City.