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Introducing FLINT CREEK!


Ben Gordner/Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Ben Gordner, Lead Vocalist of FLINT CREEK, has been a natural in music all his life .Winning several singing contests in the area, Ben traveled to Ohio to compete in the USA Karaoke finals where he placed 3rd. Ben's dream of building a band has led to the formation of FLINT CREEK.  He has been fortunate to join together with some like minded musicians to form FLINT CREEK . Ben has devoted all his time and effort into making FLINT CREEK a high energy modern country band that will raise the bar for all bands. Come watch Ben perform and interact with the audience and you will see why FLINT CREEK is one of the hottest bands in Upstate New York.



John Schulte/Lead guitar, backup vocals



Pat Patrone/Lead guitar, backup vocals



Joe McNinch/Bass guitar
Joe has been playing the bass guitar for over 10 years, starting in the Jr. High School Jazz Ensemble. He has studied music/bass at Eastman School of Music as well as studied music recording at Finger Lakes Community College. Musical influences include: Michael Jackson, Tower of Power, Stevie W0nder, Rush, & Borgore; just to name a few. Joe has played with bands such as Funknut, The Rhythm Dogs, The Scandals and most recently, Flint Creek. While playing with Funknut, he was featured as a musician on WXXI for their television series 'On Stage'. Born and raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York, Joe holds a bachelor degree in architectural design from Alfred State. He currently works for SWBR Architects in Rochester, NY.





 
Jim Archibald/Drums
Jim started drumming at the age of 10 while living in Seatle, WA. His influences are Neil Peart, Carl Palmer and Bill Bruford to name a few. While in Washington, Jim enrolled in the local drum corp, developing strong drumming techniques. There he also played large venues in competition. During high school he held 1st chair in marching and orchestra bands as well as played in a popular cover band. He played in such bands as Ransom, and Joelle and Black Ice. Jim has a vast knowledge of audio/video production and has used those skills to support his favorite charity, CURE Childhood Cancer. Jim became aquainted with Flint Creek while working together at CURE events. At a freind's request, he sat in with Flint Creek for a song and the chemistry was immediate! It was decided shortly after that he would join the Flint Creek family. He lives in Rochester with his wife and many pets. He loves his grandchildren and brings music into their lives every chance he gets.




The Creek Monster
The 1st time the Creek Monster was seen by humans was on the day Flint Creek made the video for their song "Down To The Creek" which was filmed on the actual Flint Creek in Phelps, NY. To everyone's suprise, the monster emerged from the woods and joined in on the fun. Since then, he has delighted fans by appearing at random shows where he rallies the crowd and passes out beads, frizbees, shirts and other gifts. He is loved by kids despite his scarry appearance. Little is known about him except that he lives in the woods near Flint Creek, loves the band and the Creek Freaks and eats chicken.