Columbus doctors who have banded together to jam out rock 'n' roll tunes believe the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals and Yardbirds is a good antidote to their daily stress.
"The rock 'n' roll really helps to relax me. It was something I really liked as a kid, and I missed it," said Dr. Robert Falcone, 38, director of LifeFlight Trauma Services at Ohio's Grant Medical Center."Some people find it a little hard to believe, but once they hear us, they see that we can play," said Falcone, who moonlights as guitarist and singer for the Bruise Brothers band.
"I love music, like playing in front of people and enjoy having a good time. It's fun and always has been."
Other band members and their musical specialties include Dr. Anne Miller, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Grant, keyboards; Dr. Wallace Adamson, a family doctor and director of Grant Fitness Center, drums; Dennis Smith, vice president of ancillary services at Grant, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar; and Tom Baxter, founder and former program director of the LifeFlight program, lead guitar and backup vocals.
Helping with lights and sound are Dr. Thomas Standeford, an emergency room physician at Grant, and Greg Poppel, an employee of Harris-Lanier Business Systems.
The band was organized to take part in a talent show at Grant last year, which was successful enough to encourage the group to continue. They charge $600 for a night's work.