Out of the ashes of Farm, a 70’s Waukesha cover band, former members, Mark Stauffer, George Farchmin, and Geoff Gauger, have recently made it their mission to perform again. Needing a vocalist and additional instrumentation to round out a band, they recruited well-known Waukesha talent, Pete Llanas, and recently added keyboardist Dave Hamm to fill those needs. After months of rehearsal, the group is ready to perform, with Geoff, George, and Mark especially eager to hit the stage after many years on the sidelines. In Geoff’s opinion, the material is better than before and the musicianship has matured. “We wanted to tap into those things” Mark agreed, “plus we do have a few more toys to play with now. And, having Pete and Dave on board makes it all possible. They are rock-solid musicians.”
The boys call the group Nearly Departed, featuring Pete on vocals and guitar, Mark on lead guitar and vocals, George on bass and vocals, Dave on keyboards and vocals, and Geoff on drums and team spirit.