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  • Zeis and the Muckrakers, from left: Dylan Hund, Greg Zeis and Tyler and Josh Geercken.
Hamburg Music Exchange forges friendships, then a band
Date: 2014-10-15
HAMBURG — What happens when four musicians are united by friendship at a local music shop? In the case of Zeis and the Muckrakers, a whole lot of funk, soul and rock and folk. Each member of the band, forged in Music Exchange on Camp Road in Hamburg, has a different style that lends itself to the unique flavor of the the band. Josh Geercken, on rhythmic guitar, said his inspiration comes from Dave Matthews band, while the rhythmic bass player, Dylan Hund, gets his inspiration from the music of Mo Town. Greg Zeis, lead vocalist, guitarist and original songwriter, said he has been described as having a country music-like sound when he sings. Tyler “Beetus” Geercken, brother of Josh Geercken, provides a drum rhythm that holds everyone together. Brothers Josh and Tyler Geercken’s stepfather owns the Music Exchange store and Josh has worked there in the past. Zeis took lessons at the store and now teaches there and Hund works the counter and shop. “It’s just good music,” Hund said. “It doesn’t...
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