Graham grew up in Northern Maine in a small farming community. At a young age he was trained as a classical musician with a concentration in stringed instruments, particularly the violin. At the age of 13 he took an interest in heavy metal and grunge rock and switched gears to pursue the aggressive sound of the electric guitar, finding his true calling.
Chris started playing fiddle when he was 15. He comes from a big family and is our moral compass in the band. On
Bad News Band
Bad News Band started in St Robert, MO on Twilight Lane in the garage of lead singer Chuck Briseno. During a day at work he met drummer Adam Taylor while changing out jobs and quickly booked their first show in February of 2016. Soon after lead guitarist Graham Jenkins, a former band mate of Adam's, and bassist Zach Moore from the local music scene were added to the group and the Bad News Band was formed.
Since then, the group has recorded an album, set for release in January 2017, and played shows with National Acts such as, Puddle of Mudd, Eli Young Band, Scooter Brown Band and more.
You can expect a high energy southern rock and Texas country vibe from this band. All songs are original and composed by the band. It has been given a genre of 90's rock meets Texas Country, unique to the red dirt music scene. We hope to see you at a show! Join our email list and follow our page for more information.
Brian is our Ozzy Osbourne. He likes to have a good time and makes sure we are having a good time. His favorite animal is a prairie dog because they let him play with them. Sometimes when he gets bored he likes to see how many cheese balls will fit in his mouth. On Sundays he likes to take long strolls in the park with his boy Mason and show him the ropes. On
Charles "Chuck" Briseno grew up in a small South Texas town of George West. At the age of 12 he picked up his first guitar and found his true passion in life. Chuck eventually started writing his own music and caught the eye of local artist Bob Strause, lead singer and lead guitar player with The PEAR RATZ. Chuck and Strause wrote the song "Bottom of the Bottle" together which featured on The PEAR RATZ first album in 2006, "RAT NOW". Chuck then continued writing his own music and founded his first band, "Across the Tracks" in Beeville, TX.
Born and raised in Missouri Ryan started playing drums when he was 10 years old and he hasn't let his hands leave a stick since.