Rhode Island Rocks is...
        Dino Larson
    Guitar & Vocals

 Dino's parents bought him
his first guitar at age five. He
subsequently took lessons on
and off throughout his
childhood.  After a brief stint
at
Berklee College of Music,
he spent many years as a lead
vocalist/frontman for a number
of bands including
Stiletto,
Lady Luck, Rapid Fire,
Tempest, Catwalk, Tokyo
Rose and Bachelor Party.
For two years he studied with
renowned voice coach Dante'
Pavone.
 In 1999, he traveled to Los
Angeles to record guitar
tracks for
JoJo Pest's LA
Sessions
alongside David Lee
Roth's drummer Greg
Bissonette.  In 2000, he
decided to expand beyond his
 then acoustic guitar 'campfire'
repertoire. He bought a new
electric and blew the dust of
his classic rock cassettes.
Within two years he was
fronting the rock trio
Nervous
Wreck
. In 2004 Dino shared
the stage with
Boston legends
Barry Goodreau and Fran
Sheean.     
   Mike Markovich
     Bass & Vocals

 Inspired by the music of the
1970's and 1980's, Mike
learned to play the guitar at
age thirteen. His early bands
included
Bad Genes, Cousin
It
, Rouser and SRB. A
talented songwriter, Mike has
produced and recorded
several Cd's including  
My
Advice
which features him
singing as well as playing bass,
guitar and drum machine.
 In 2008, Mike married

Beyond Blonde
front-woman
Lisa Firda. Mike boasts an
extensive guitar and bass
collection and enjoys
collecting music gear of all
types.
     Eric Hallworth
    Drums & Vocals  


 Born into a family of jazz
musicians, Eric has studied
clarinet, saxophone, piano
and guitar. His interest in
heavy metal as a teenager led
to his playing drums with the
bands
Cousin It and No
Idea
. In his more formidable
years, he gigged and recorded
with the bands
Herbal
Remedy, Tokyo Rose
and
Daddy's Money
. In the late
1990's, he migrated to
Toulouse, France where he
played drums for the metal
band
Sordid Ideas.
 Other projects have included
Ribbons Around Our
Hearts
, a song dedicated to  
Iraq v
eterans.