The Nerds bring comedy to rock and roll scene

From the The Brunswick News

The time has come for revenge of the nerds.

Well, not necessarily revenge, but the time has come for The Nerds to perform.

On Friday, the band The Nerds will rock The Cloister Ballroom on Sea Island for a fundraiser for the College of Coastal GeorgiaFoundation.

The show will start at 8:30 p.m. and tickets will be $25 per person.

"We're just going to jump off the plane and go play some rock," said Spaz, lead singer and bass player for The Nerds. "It's going to be a lot of fun."

The Nerds have been playing together since the 1980s. The group is a rock 'n' roll band but plays a variety of music from the 1970s, '80s and '90s, as well as current hits.

However, the biggest lure of The Nerds performance is the group's comedy.

The very nature of its existence comes from making fun of what was popular in the '80s.While other bands were going heavy metal, sporting different colors of spiky hair and yelling at the top of their lungs, The Nerds decided to go against the grain and put on the nerdy persona that's still used today.

The band expected to last only about six months but is still rockin' 20 years later.

"It's not about how you dance, how loud you scream or what you wear, especially considering how we dress," Spaz said.

The other band members are Stretch on guitar, Biff on drums and Mongo on the keyboards.

This will be the group's first trip to Sea Island and the Golden Isles area.

Originally from New Jersey, the group plays at a variety of events, including weddings, clubs, bars and now fundraisers.

The Nerds performance will be the third in the "From the City to the Golden Isles" concert series and the first not held at the college.

The Julie and Eric Epstein Foundation is responsible for the concert series.

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Release Date: 5/10/2013
Source: The Brunswick News

By MARTIN RAND III