Nick Shabatura

drums

 

P@ULE vox/gtr


Tony Martino: bass


"Nirvana is the reason I got into music so having a tribute to them means so much to me" ~ P@ulE

Paul Wandtke aka P@ulE, (ex Trivium, Rock of Ages) is the axe man and singer for Smells Like Nirvana . When P@ule isn't singing for Smells Like Nirvana he's drumming for his own band Bedlem and he has plans to start his own original "grunge infused band" as the primary songwriter and singer.

Nick Shabatura is a powerhouse drummer that stays active in Chicago with original music projects and other tributes including "Creedance Again" which is a world premier CCR tribute. Creedance Again most recently toured in Europe and have done private functions for such artists as P!nk http://www.creedenceagain.com/ . Nick uses and abuses Vic Firth, Evans Drum Heads, Trick Pedals

Tony Martino got his start in the late 90's as a young touring guitarist for Local H whom are best known for their radio hit "Bound for the Floor" which peaked at No. 5 on the US Alternative Billboard Chart in 96' from their certified gold album As Good As Dead. Tony Martino literally dropped out of college a week before finals after receiving a phone call from Local H's Scott Lucas to join them on guitar to help them complete their touring cycles. After his successful runs, Tony then stayed active as the bassist for Hairbanger's Ball for over 4 years before launching The Hair Band Night. He says, "being in Smells Like Nirvana is a breath of fresh air because I've always been more into grunge and the grunge scene growing up, it's kinda nice to just go on stage and be a little loose around the edges and just be myself" ~TM