"Bringing Soulful tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a clean sound, combined with adrenaline fueled melodies and, tight harmonies; wrapped up nicely with savage drums. They have a unique and creative voice all their own and provide a performance that is wild and wacky; always leaving audiences wanting more."
"The Spyders of HBG" are a rock and roll trio, formed in Harrisburg Pennsylvania by Zach Entenman (Guitar and vocals), Dan Ertel (Bass and vocals), & Benjamin Danner (Drums).
The band formed and debuted live for the first time December 1st 2010 . Their popularity led to returning performances at the Middletown Area Arts Collective. The trio (at that time known simply as "The Spyders") created a self made recording of thier live set consisting only of their original music compositions. They titled the work "Insert Title Here" & the album sold 300 copies in that first month of formation. This earned the band a performing spot at the first Live & LiveStreamed 2010 “New Years Bash” hosted by the Middletown Area Arts Collective. The band was featured positively in the Middletown PA’s “Press and Journal" performing at this event to a dancing crowd.
In June of 2011 after performing one final performance at the MAAC "The Spyders" went on indefinite hiatus as Zach left Pennsylvania for Idaho to work with the Active Duty U.S Military .
"The Spyders" were musically silent until 2013. At a Harrisburg Church in the dead of a miserable winter the musicians recorded their second Musical effort, a 5 song EP titled "Either Way". The EP was stuck in post-production until 2014 when it was released on public music streaming platform "Soundcloud" , along with re-masters of "Insert Title Here" songs "Don't Call, "Please Don't Leave" & Fan Favorite "Hotel Room". The new musical effort won them artist of the week on the Bacon and Music Internet Blog. On his review of the work Music Journalist David Gillet remarked, "It doesn't have the driving force that pushes you through most songs nowadays, but a classic getting together with your buddies in the garage feel; and I dig that...ALOT!"
"The Spyders" hit the ground running starting in April 2015 releasing their first music video for the song "Fired From Love" off their first album "Insert Title Here" which garnered 12k views after posting. This year also saw the friends first Live performances since April of 2011. A four show Pennsylvania Music Tour took the band to Pennsylvania college Mansfield University and Bube's Brewery in Elizabethtown, PA . The bands 30 minute "open Mic " set at Bube's Brewery led to a finale headlining show that lasted 4 hours. "The Spyders" to the dismay of their old and new fans announced another hiatus as Zach Entenman once again left the country for service to the U.S.
In January of 2018 "The Spyders"released an announcement on Social Media that a full re-master project of their current discography was in the works to include an expansion of the 2013 EP "Either Way". Video of Dan and Ben recording a new song together was released and the work was announced in production with the release date set for their 10 year anniversary of December 1 2020.
The Spyders went silent once again and it was assumed they had gone back into Hiatus. However in 2019 the group came back fresh as ever with no warning wielding their first global release, a 2 song self-titled "single" come to be known by fans as "Missing". This was also the first ever recorded cover song by the trio with the song "Hey Baby" by Bruce Chanel. Heads also turned that winter with the December 2019 holiday release "A Christmas Tryst".
in January of 2020 an announcement from Zach proclaimed that "The Spyders" were now invested in their music adventure once again "Full Time" and the band was working on its most creative musical material yet. The original band members also decided to change the groups name to "The Spyders of HBG" at this time and Elijah Manning joined the band as a touring percussionist.
New music was originally scheduled to come out over the course of Jan-July that year as individual singles. Time contraints and the creative nature of the works led these singles to become the bands 5 track EP and second global release titled "Just Gettin' By" in July of 2020. A Music Video for their original song "A'int Losing No Sleep" was filmed that June and released on Youtube October 15th 2020. Touring and Live in-person performances scheduled throughout the year were cancelled when travel became hazardous during the Corona Virus worldwide pandemic. The musicians also missed the deadline they had set for themselves in 2018 with the announced "re-master" of "Insert Title Here". A live performance of their formation/debut performing their song "Hotel Room" for the first time together, was put out to mark the occasion of their 10 Year Anniversary as a band.
2021 started with the bands first Music Tour " The S'mores Tour" which made its way through the south west US. The Trip was documented and release on Youtube. Upon the bands return "The Spyders of HBG"were the last band to be featured playing the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame virtual concert series which garnered 1100 views on the organizations page. The band then followed San Francisco Perv Pop sensations Big Gorgeous oh the first leg of thier "Remasked" tour. The final live performance of 2021 was a home show in Harrisburgs HMAC (Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center).
The music friends also announced publicly that a feature full length film featuring "The Spyders of HBG" was in development with a future filming date of 2023.
The Spyders of HBG began their 2022 live in person at JP Ryans The Basement in Pheonixville, PA where they debuted songs from New Single "For You Other Girls" and also released a concert only fashion line and Collectible CD featuring songs from rehearsals in Marysville, TN at The Central Cottage. They also rejoined pals Big Gorgeous on the first leg of their 2022 STD Tour. Circumstances surrounding the increasing demand saw the band hire a new drummer "Emilio Padulese" to fill in for Original Percussionist Ben Danner. After playing to a full house at the well known Ortlieb's club in Philadelphia Emilio joined full time.
The second half of 2022 saw many new doors open up for The Spyders of HBG. The band played 3 benefit festivals in the Tri-State area helping to raise a total of $203K to benefit Cancer and Autism awareness. The band toured throughout philadelphia through the fall and winter months naming thier 2022 adventures the Bee-Boppin tour 2022.
Dan is described by his bandmates as "the pure center of The Spyders." His creative abilities not only craft the driving rhythm in the music, but also are responsible for expressing the band's identity and message through their logo and symbol. He enjoys playing video games, visiting historical sites, and pretending to be a photographer.
When not performing with The Spyders, Dan's performing lightsaber choreography with the Saber Guild's Central PA Malachor Temple.
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THE ZACH RABBIT
Zach is the Rhythm (and like it or not) lead guitar player of The Spyders, but the rest of the group affectionately calls him "Lead Big Mouth." Zach can usually be found trying to be funny and rarely succeeding. He enjoys Chef Boy-ar-Dee Ravioli, Riding his Motorcycle and not taking interviews seriously.
Has a very cool guitar collection and enjoys hiking!
The last and youngest of The Spyders and arguably the most talented, Ben is a character of very few words. Described by the other band members as "rarely around," and "Who?" when he does express himself its LOUDLY! His skilled time keeping and wide range of percussive training give the band their energetic and tight sound. He enjoys playing music live, working on cars, and spending time with family.
The first time he played with Zach and Dan was the band's first show.
Red (because he's not a nerd like Dan.)
Say hello to this Georgia Peach!
Elijah is not a native Harrisburger but his quick wit, good times attitude and signater "My F**k'n Tempo instantly made him a member of The Spyders.
Thinks theres better whiskey then Southern Comfort.
Introducing the newest face among our ever growing cast of misfits, Emilio. So new in fact that he doesn't have an official bio or even a quirky catchphrase yet! But what he does have is, heart, energy, plenty of spunk, and can hold a beat better than Zach can hold his liquor!
A Subaru fan that doesn't vape!