GEORGE KELLINGERis a muscian with many musical tastes. From Classic Rock to Blues, Country, R&B, to the somber sound of Native American Flute. Growing up he was heavily influenced by Southern Rock and was particularly influenced by the late Berry Oakley of The Allman Brothers Band. "The first time I ever saw the Allman Brothers Band is when I became interested in playing bass. Berry Oakley played with such ease but could turn on the thunder and really lay into it" he said. Although starting rather late in life, he has always had that drive and desire.
Some of his other influences were the late Felix Pappalardi of Mountain, and Rick Danko from The Band. "These were bands from my era growing up and they were just awesome. To me, I am in awe of a thunderous bass player, but I am also as captivated by the music of such Jazz greats as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker or Dizzy Gillespie. Music touches people in many different ways and for me, it doesn't matter what genre, when the melody or the lyrics touch you in your heart, it means something. Just exactly what that meaning is for you as an individual, well, only you know that".
Today's favorites include Geezer Buttler of Black Sabbath, Rev Jones of Mountain, SteelHeart, Michael Schenker Group, and John Entwhistle of The Who, Jaco Pastorius, Flea, and Michael Anthony. He also has a love of Celtic Folk Music which took hold early on and as a result, he is a very accomplished Bagpiper for over 20 years. George is a retired crime scene detective from The Bergen County Sheriff's Department, hence the name, "Unidentified Remains"
Jason Colombini is a 17 year old guitar player extraordinaire. His interest lies in Classic Rock from the 60s to the 90s. He enjoys playing music from such great bands such as Cream and Van Halen and everything in between. Jason's interest in music started when he was four years old after hearing Sweet Child o' Mine on the radio. After hearing that song, he knew he wanted to play guitar like his idol, Slash. When he turned 5, his mother bought him his first guitar and he started to take lessons. Now, almost ten years later, Jason is a seasoned pro. He plays both lead and rhythm guitar, bass and sings. "My main influences would probably be Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and Richie Ranno of 'STARZ'," said Jason. Besides being a member of Unidentified Remains, Jason does acoustic shows as well. He enjoys participating in open mics. He has offered his talent to many benefit shows, most recently for RocknRecovery, a charity that raises stroke awareness. You won't believe your ears when you hear this young man play.
Eddie Kayne is also a very accomplished singer, song writer. A young Bergen County native he has been mostly influenced by hard rock and heavy metal. Some of his biggest influences include: Metallica, Black Sabbath, Alice In Chanins, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Nine Inch Nails, The Cult and Sevendust. "I totally wanted to be like James Hetfield and be a guitarist and song writer, to make my own sound. Eventually I realized I wanted to do that, plus have the ability to strech out vocally like Rob Halford or Bruce Dickinson." Although he loves amazing guitarists and singers, he considers great great songs to be the most important of all. In addition to being a member of Unidentified Remains, he writes and records his own music under his name, also performing solo acoustic. In 2007 he contributed the theme song to the science fiction show "Venus Rises." Full length LP's have been recorded but ending release.
Chris Baird is an accomplished drummer of many different styles. He is a fan of Heavy Metal and Classic Rock, but also has a profound love for Southern Rock, and is a big fan of the Blues. His drumming influences included, Neil Pert of Rush, Lars Ulrich of Metalica, Corky Laing from Mountain. His musical talents also include bass guitar and piano