Ross Mead and The Yankee Trash band, formed in Feb 2009.
Ross grew up surrounded by musicians and music lovers alike, but didn't take right to songwriting. Loved one's excitement towards their instruments created the spark of curiosity which led to a wildfire and burning desire to create and share music from the heart. At an early age it was undeniably noticeable that he had a knack for entertaining himself, learning passages on piano in his grand mother's home. The son of a guitarist, Ross, took to the drums at obsessive levels, playing to the radio for hours at a time in his supportive family's home. Later, in an effort to better satisfy a need to express himself through song, with his late father's guitar in hands, he set out to do just that. Teaching himself how to sing, write and play to create a brand of music that stands out as soulful, genuine and heartfelt. There is a real zest for life pouring out of every note, of every story filled song. With a family of his own now, there was an understandable concern about becoming addicted to the stage. However, the relentless call from deep inside inevitably took over. With a whole band to pursue one of his biggest dreams, along with the love and support from family, there is no slowing him down. Ross has played many different types of music growing up, with a melting pot of influences at hand including jazz, prog, rock, metal, rap and classical. It is no surprise though, given the privilege of living next door to his grandparent's farm, that when he comprises his stories into songs they come out country rooted with a hard edge. This compounded with his highly active personality and strong work ethic makes him someone you expect to see doing this for a long long time.
One thing is for sure, the driven force that is known as Ross Mead and the Yankee Trash Band is indeed a living breathing entity that strikes you as a humble, hometown, country rooted, rock act that is sure to impress. With original songs titled , "Hicksense", "Buick city breakdown", and the self titled "Yankee trash" Y.T.B. gives you a new way to look at country music. Ross writes about growing up "raised by a god fearin' momma" on his grandparents farm and stories about life that are to sure to inspire listeners. Rowdy, upbeat and driven music backing him, on stage the excitement and charisma is better seen than described on paper. The level of professionalism in the look of their stage presence speaks for itself as they pour their hearts out to their unsuspecting crowd, the pound of the kick drum starts .The beat of the heart quickens. The anticipation is thick and hangs in the air as Ross and fellow band mates encourage the crowd to dance, sing and partake alongside them. Putting on a show that involves the crowd like they have been friends for years and leaving spectators with an experience unlike most any. Welcome to Ross Mead and the Yankee Trash. Be on the look out for these gentleman as they progress and welcome you into the Yankee trash family.! "Life's a hell of a ride and a damn good time."