THE MUFFIN FAMILY

With roots in classical, contemporary, and alternative rock music, Frank Muffin and their versatile alt‑rock sound has been building a buzz around Lafayette since they formed in 2011. ​Though initially intended as a onetime acoustic trio, their harmonies stirred up fans who requested more and the Muffins obliged. A few performances later, Frank Muffin introduced a drummer into their batch to expand to outdoor venues and larger events.

Often praised for their diverse catalog, Frank Muffin considers themselves the “we’ll try anything” band of Lafayette. The fusion of musical interests among the members creates a unique collection of songs and styles for all to enjoy.​

Frank Muffin has always felt like a family, with an important bond of love and friendship playing into their stage performance, the blend of their voices, and working together to create music they can all be proud of and excited to perform.

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HANS
REES

 

Originally a drummer in his high-school band, Hans turned to guitar as he developed into songwriting and singing. With hundreds of songwriting credits to his name, his style has seen many evolutions through punk, alternative rock, ballads, and blues.

Hans brings over 30 years of songwriting and guitar experience to Frank Muffin. He also adds elements on mandolin, banjo, and piano, as well as supplying layered harmonies and most of the lead vocals.

 

JEROME
HEMERSBACH

 

As an incredibly creative entertainer, Jerome brings unmatched energy and passion to all his musical endeavors. His wealth of production knowledge resonates through Frank Muffin's music through his guitar tones, solo techniques, and vocal harmonies

A true showman, Jerome has been performing for over fifteen years in both music and theater. His guitar playing is occasionally substituted when he moves his talents onto the keyboard.

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Brittany Rees

BRITTANY
REES

 

Originally a student of piano and flute, Brittany made the switch to guitar and bass in high-school, with the sole desire to play a "cool" instrument. The classical training coupled with her love of performance bring an important flavor to the batch.

 

Though she still enjoys playing the flute (and uses it for some Muffin songs!), her primary instrument is now the bass, both electric and upright. From the inception of Frank Muffin, Brittany's vocal harmonies have been part of the signature Muffin sound.

 

JOE
HEEB

 

With over a decade of experience behind the drumset, Joe keeps time as well as supports harmony. Being a songwriter himself, Joe loves to push the boundaries of what is possible in a given idea for multiple artists.

Joe comes to the Muffin family with lots of recording experience, and brings a creative twist to the new original songs in the Year of the Muffin. Since joining the Muffin Family, he's proved to be an awesome dude, a great drummer, and a very excited new father.

Joe Heeb
 

LEGACY OF THE MUFFIN

 

Frank Muffin has some very important other members who were and will always be part of our band family. We still hold their legacy and contributions to our band with the highest respect and fond memories.

  • Seth Pencek: Founding member, acoustic guitar, vocals

  • Dusty Manns: Drummer, beat-boxing (spicy!)

  • Emily Larimer: Drummer, vocals, recorded our first album "Forest for the Trees"

On special occasions, we have also had the privilege to have Brad Harner, Joe Grimes, Seamus Lavignette and Bradley Pendleton fill in for some performances. We are forever grateful for their patience, friendship, and music.

 

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