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The 4 members of Grimis,guitarist Lyle Brewer, saxaphone player/vocalist David Tanklefsky, drummer Peter Michelinie, and bassist Andy Doherty have been playing together since 1998 when they were in the Doherty Middle School concert band.The band officially formed when they were sophomores in Andover High School in 2001. They played mostly jazz fusion.The group helped out Andover Youth services by organizing comedy nights, hiking trips, and other events. They also helped other bands in booking and promoting their own gigs. After 6 years together they released an album ''Poets, Assassins, and Shepherds''. That same year they decided to go their separate ways. In 2008 they got together again to make a U.S. tour. A good friend and former Andover High classmate, Grant Guliano, created an hour-long documentary of this tour, ''Grimis Tours the States.'' In 2010 former group members Andrew Doherty, Pete Michelinie and David Tanklefsky went to Kenya with Andover Youth Services founder Bill Fahey to record the album ''I Am the One'' with the students of Margaret Okari School. Many of the school's students were orphaned by AIDS and proceeds from the record went to fund the school. They toured the East Coast in 2010 to promote the new album. Members of the groups have become sidemen playing with nationally-recognized projects such as Sarah Borges, Broken Singles, Emil & Friends, and Quiet Life. Doherty has spent time recording with the Maasai tribe in Africa. Michelinie has created 17th century style furniture and converted vans to run on vegetable oil. Tanklefsky has became a journalist and play-by-play announcer.
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*In his mid-teens Frank Morey Picked up a guitar to play REM type tunes with his 10th grade band at the Red Barn in North Andover. He graduated from Andover High in 1990.
  
*After Six-Year Run, Grimis Prepares its Summer Swan Song. ''Eagle Tribune'', 6/24/2004, page 23.
 
  
*Movie of Grimis Tour Premieres,With Show. ''Andover Townsman'', 12/17/2009, page 6.
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*By 1998 he had gone solo and self-produced his first CD,  ''BourbonSoakedHalo'', which he was disappointed to find filed under folk music.  He picked up a lot of material for his songwriting as a bartender in Lowell as he enjoyed Lowell's economic and ethnic diversity. Some of his songs reflected Andover and Phillips Academy as well, as in ''Suburban Dreams.'' In 2000 Tom Rush picked Frank Morey to take part in one of his Club 47 shows which took place at the Collins Center. At the auditions, the hometown crowd cheered him on. His first album, ''Father John's Music'', was released in 2000.
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*After the Club 47 show he toured regularly and doing 30 gigs in 2002 with a new band. He  found increased radio play and exposure in the folk community. He even travelled to Italy to "occupy" a piazza in a festival called Artisti in Piazza. His second CD ''Cold in Hand'' came out. His third album ''Delmark Sessions''was issued when he signed with the Delmack label. He was compared to Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan for his singing voice, humor, and song writing. He has attracted fans who like a gutsy, punk-minded, in-your-face, form of folk rock.
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*By 2003 he had appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival and written music for the 22nd ''Bloomsday on Broadway'' show in New York City. He played across the country as well as weekly at local venues in Somerville, Cambridge, and Worchester. He credits his formal musical education in Andover High, but says he "was schooled in Andover, and got an education in Lowell."  He says that he does not want fame and fortune, just  "to work steady" and have enough time with his daughter.
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*The Bartender's Blues.(portrait) ''Andover Townsman'', 6/18/1998, pages 2,4.
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*Local Boy Makes Good, with a Rush Job. Frank Morey, Les Sampou for Andover "Club 47" Show.(portrait) ''Andover Townsman'', 3/23/2000, page 24.
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*Morey: "Cool" on LIps, Cold in Hand. ''Andover Townsman'' 4/4/2002, page 8.
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*Fresh from Chicago Blues Festival, Andover Native Rocks Broadway. ''Andover Townsman'' 7/10/2003, page 19.
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*Grimis Back to Old Stomping Grounds, With a Purpose.(portrait of the group) ''Andover Townsman'', 4/21/2011, page 12.
 
 
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  • In his mid-teens Frank Morey Picked up a guitar to play REM type tunes with his 10th grade band at the Red Barn in North Andover. He graduated from Andover High in 1990.


  • By 1998 he had gone solo and self-produced his first CD, BourbonSoakedHalo, which he was disappointed to find filed under folk music. He picked up a lot of material for his songwriting as a bartender in Lowell as he enjoyed Lowell's economic and ethnic diversity. Some of his songs reflected Andover and Phillips Academy as well, as in Suburban Dreams. In 2000 Tom Rush picked Frank Morey to take part in one of his Club 47 shows which took place at the Collins Center. At the auditions, the hometown crowd cheered him on. His first album, Father John's Music, was released in 2000.
  • After the Club 47 show he toured regularly and doing 30 gigs in 2002 with a new band. He found increased radio play and exposure in the folk community. He even travelled to Italy to "occupy" a piazza in a festival called Artisti in Piazza. His second CD Cold in Hand came out. His third album Delmark Sessionswas issued when he signed with the Delmack label. He was compared to Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan for his singing voice, humor, and song writing. He has attracted fans who like a gutsy, punk-minded, in-your-face, form of folk rock.


  • By 2003 he had appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival and written music for the 22nd Bloomsday on Broadway show in New York City. He played across the country as well as weekly at local venues in Somerville, Cambridge, and Worchester. He credits his formal musical education in Andover High, but says he "was schooled in Andover, and got an education in Lowell." He says that he does not want fame and fortune, just "to work steady" and have enough time with his daughter.


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  • The Bartender's Blues.(portrait) Andover Townsman, 6/18/1998, pages 2,4.


  • Local Boy Makes Good, with a Rush Job. Frank Morey, Les Sampou for Andover "Club 47" Show.(portrait) Andover Townsman, 3/23/2000, page 24.


  • Morey: "Cool" on LIps, Cold in Hand. Andover Townsman 4/4/2002, page 8.


  • Fresh from Chicago Blues Festival, Andover Native Rocks Broadway. Andover Townsman 7/10/2003, page 19.












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