Year: July 19, 1995
The NRG Band (pronounced “energy”) was formed around 1992 and stayed together for about 3 years. The band played steady throughout the Central Florida area for the whole time they were together and logged many hours on stage.
Chris Knappen: Lead Vocals
Jonathan Sheffield: Bass Guitar, Lead/backup Vocals
Mike Pachone: Drums
Rich Randolph: Original Rhythm/Lead Guitar.
Vic Catillo: 2nd Replacement Rhythm/Lead Guitar.
Jerry Runion: 3nd Final Replacement Rhythm/Lead Guitar.
The Video below and in the Video Gallery is the only know video of the NRG band and was taken in the early days of a band that was together for 4 years The video is from a live gig at Kim Long’s restaurant/bar in 1992. It was recorded with the technology of the time onto a VHS tape. The sound on the VHS tape was completely distorted and unusable. There was also an audio recording made the same night on a Foxtex 4 track cassette recorder.
In 2008 the soundtrack from the 4 track cassette tape was digitized, remixed and equalized with noise reduction added. The VHS video was digitized with color correction and other editing including removing the soundtrack from the video and replacing it with the soundtrack from the 4 track cassette recorder.
For the first time since it was recorded many years ago, there is a video of the NRG band with sound.