To this fine fellow goes the dubious honor of being the most classically trained of the Coal Bin Bros. Rumor has it that his amazin' pianer-playing skills were attained through a deal with the Devil...a deal that cost him not only his immortal soul, but his hair as well! Undaunted, he soldiers on, adding a ridiculous, oft-progressive edge to the most mundane of songs!
Listen to Zippy play the following instruments
Lead and Backing Vocals, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba, Violin, Bells, Penny Whistle, Kazoo, Sfx
When he's not putting a dog in a headlock, Matt spends his time providing the Coal Bin Bros. With their entire rhythm section as well as a veritable soufflé of lead guitar licks and layers. The essential quiet one, unconcerned with singing; preferring to speak through bluesy guitar solos, walking basslines and positively percussive percussion.
The following things would be in absentia without Matt
Electric and Acoustic Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums and Percussion, Tambourine, Cowbell, Additional Vocals, Sfx
FYI, the dog in the picture is Brisket "Real Champlion" Dog and he provides his smooth vocals to
the certain smoosh hit, Happy Dog!
Nately fills the roles of pseudo- frontman and pseudo-main songwriter in the Coal Bin Bros.,confusing many with odd stories and characters whilst happily strumming like a folky possessed. Grateful to leave the tricky solos to the other guys, we’d also call him the eye-candy of the group, but we won’t since that is tantamount to statements such as “Wow, look there! That's got to be the tallest midget I ever done seen!”
When you think Nately, think of the following instruments
Lead and Backing Vocals, 6 and 12-String Rhythm Guitars, Mandolin, Synthesizers, Harmonica, Bells, Kazoo
Do you have a favorite mid-80s, Austrailian, glam-rock, bass player? The Coal Bin Bros. do! Mr. Mikel Black is on-hand to toss us songs and song ideas, in addition to serving as our humble Webmaster; proving that the Coal Bin Bros. Could find someone who would work with them...even if he is on the other side of the Earth.
Truth be told, Al may or may not actually be a king...what he is however, is a skilled hand when it comes to helping the Coal Bin Bros. write positively stupid songs! From Bigfoot, to throwdowns at hoedowns, to incontinence...no subject is off-limits when he hath a pen! On a lighter note, Al is also allergic to the letter “J” and witnesses may recall that his ill-advised 3rd grade talent show rendition of “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt” left him hospitalized for months.
Listen for Al's vocal talents on our 3rd album, Full Contact BINGO™, as the unshakable BINGO announcer!
This here Andy is mucho handy; he masters our albums 'n' makes 'em sound grandy! Just one listen and even the dumbest shall understandy! Do you think he ever owned a Tandy?
On a lighter note, Andy's other projects can be found here:
Say it ain't so...a band with such a schmo, such a schmo named Joe, who says “go” and makes horses think he's saying “woah!” You probably don't remember him playing the role of a lifetime as Joe Solie in the Coal Bin Bros. smoosh hit song and video “Ban Lifted.” If you're such a sorry loser than you don't know what I'm talking aboot, do yourself a favor (or a favour, if you live across the pond) and check it oot by clicking here or by checking the VIDEOS page up there at the top o' your screen!
If you should ever need a photographer, videographer, cartographer or Bigfoot-sighting-enthusiast, look no further than the comedically un-hip, mustachioed Rosco Janosko!. You can call him Rosco, you can call him Janosko...just don't call him late for dinner!