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Radu

                                                     guitar,vocals ,keyboards  and violin

Radu has been a consistent figure within the West Michigan Music scene. It all started in 1988, with bands like Tyrant and Gypsy Lust formed by residual members of the band Oz, of early 80's. Part of quite a few road bands in the 90's, he has performed with A circuit bands like White Lies, Angel Blaze, Groove Tribe, Tribal Law and Slave Nation. Back home in 1998, Radu gets the privilege to meet Steve Godfrey, a future good friend, by joining his band at the time - Toys. Next is Oregon Dream Child then finally - in 2005, he puts together Decades from scratch, with the help of Steve and two other friends - Bruce and Randy. Radu is a trained musician, with 10 years of music schooling, 25 of performing and 6 of teaching. Son of world traveled violinist Ion Corneanu.

Ian

                                                                   bass,         vocals

Ian began playing bass guitar as a teen, during the early "grunge" era of the '90's, yet always had a taste for the classic rock of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Listening to jam bands like Phish, and jazz bands like Medeski and Martin and Wood,helped him develop a feel for playing live music. In college Ian pursued a music curriculum by taking music theory and bass lessons along with teaching himself the intangibles. After a few college band encounters, he joined the Adam Pringle Project; the ensuing original material was played on several local radio stations, while allowing the band to open for Gin Blossoms at the Intersection, in Grand Rapids (2006). Ian was also the bassist for the local band Strange Brew for a couple of years before joining ranks with Radu and Steve, thus completing the base (pun intended) of Decades, in the summer of 2010. 

Steve

                                                                 drums  percussion vocals                                                     Born December 18, 1956 in Grand Rapids Michigan, Razz began private drum lessons at 13 years old and by age 15 started playing weekends in a local wedding band.  2 months into his freshman year in high school, he signed up for band class and was awarded  "1st chair drummer" which he held until he graduated.  He also studied Music Theory, some Alto Sax and French Horn and began playing the Guitar.  But his first love, was always the Drums.

 
"The first time I saw Buddy Rich, I knew I wanted to play the drums.  But it was guys like Ringo, Bonham, and Floyd Sneed of 3 Dog Night that made me want to be in a band".
 
Through his career, Razz has been a member of such noted West Michigan Band's as Rock Island, Basic English, Suspect, Momz Attic, Thunderoad, Chaser and Cover Story, not to mention scores of freelance fill-in gigs.  With Basic English he opened shows for Huey Lewis and the News, Sheriff and Charlie Huhn.  With Thunderoad he opened for Josh Gracin and with the Free Beer Band they were the opening act for the Guess Who.
 
Late in 2015, Razz was asked to join Decades replacing their drummer of 10 years, the late Steve Godfrey.
 
"Steve was a great drummer and a founding member.  But the Decades fan's and bandmates have made me feel very welcome.  I'm humbled and truly blessed to be working with such talented and awesome guys as Bruce, Ian and Radu, and I love the music we play in this band."
 
Drummer's that have influenced Razz through the years are Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Carl Palmer, Joe Morello, Danny Carey, Bill Bruford, Randy Marsh and EVERY drummer that EVER worked with Frank Zappa.  As Frank would say "Rock is not dead, it just smells funny". 

 

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Bruce

  .                                                           guitar,    KBD    vocal

Born in Pekin Illinois, just outside of Peoria, in the late 50’s, Bruce became interested in music at a very young age due to an extremely diverse musical environment provided by a family that centered on music of all types.    Nine-year private voice student and elected to All State Choir twice. Attended U.N.L.V. from 1974 – 1975 as a voice major and was the first freshman in the history of the school up to that time to be elected to “Musicum Collegium”, an institution comprised of the elite of the elite in the schools music/voice program. 1975-76 – Played drums and sang backing vocals for the Korean pop stars “The Pearl Sisters” based out of Las Vegas Nevada. 1977-80 – Freelanced as a drummer/singer for various regional acts. 1980-83 – Lead vocalist and songwriter for the Central New York band “Prettyboy”, a very popular north east rock band managed by “LimeLiters” out of Nashville Tennessee.   1984-88 – Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for “Alpha Centori”, a New York band signed to the “Music America” label and managed by the “Starstruck” agency whose list of artists represented included such names as Billy Sheehan and “The Goo Goo Dolls”. 1989-98 – Formed, wrote, sang and played guitar for “Hevansent”, a band originally signed by “Aroura Records” subsequently picked up by “Beyond Records” and then toured the continent receiving sales, airplay and press around the world. Hevansent also performed with dozens of major label acts. The Hevansent “Imperfect Angels” c.d. is still selling to date on the Internet and is considered a Melodic Metal rarity.1999-2004 – Formed and toured with “Souls In Common”, a band formed from the ashes of “Hevansent”.  Playing guitar and carrying the lead vocal spot, Bruce also wrote for the band and it proved to be a change in musical direction for him. After releasing the “Souls In Common” c.d. the band was offered and accepted a management deal with New York based “LuvLite Productions” and their touring calendar was handled by “ShowTime” out of Raleigh N. C2004-Present – Writing and working on a publishing deal and as one of the founding members of “Decades”, after a few year hiatus from the band, is back at the lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboard position and loving it.