Sarnia, Ontario’s SOUTHERN FRYDE INC are living proof that talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in todays live music.
With their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature Southern Rock sound, singer/keyboardist Roy Cunningham, guitarist Dave Allan, guitarist Jeff Kralka, bassist Lynic McPherson, and drummer Devin Legate have helped to define the landscape of today’s southern-rock music scene. The backbone of their work? Stylistically southern rock songs that bring back the iconic sound of the 70s rockers such as Lynard Skynard, and Molly Hatchet.
They have worked hard to craft their show and bring that live Southern Rock style of performance to the stage, with soaring harmony guitars, great vocals, and super energy!!!
Roy Cunningham - Lead Vocals / Keyboards
Roy started playing piano at the age of six. When he was 19 he was fortunate to be asked to join the Shady Blues Band.
It was the fourteen years he spent performing with Shady Blues that helped to craft his stage presence and energetic style.
His love of blues and classic rock is evident in his playing style. Roy's performing was further perfected while playing with an Orangeville based classic rock band for 5 years.
Dave Allan - Lead Guitar
Dave's charismatic style and aggressive attack of the fret board is how he
acquires his southern rock lead guitar sound.
He has been called "A guitar showman." Dave started playing guitar at the age of 11.
His influences, of course were all the great classic rock artists of the 70s.
Growing up in a border town, he was exposed to alot of U.S. radio, and this helped foster
his love of Southern Rock. Dave has been in many bands over the years.
Jeff Kralka - Lead Guitar
Jeff stuns audiences with his smooth, emotionally charged, high energy approach to the guitar.
His commitment to all things guitar started at age 11 when he was first introduced to the album Van Halen.
The teenage years that followed were consumed by hours of practice. Throughout his twenties and thirties,
Jeff played lead guitar in Mint, Satch (Joe Satriani Cover Band), YYZR, and most recently Touch of Blonde.
Jeff is also a sought-after guitar teacher, whose passion for the instrument inspires creativity, improvisation,
and an overall appreciation of music. Although his roots are based in Rock, Jeff has studied and performed many
different genres of guitar including fingerstyle, metal, classical, and blues.
Jeff's lifelong affair with the guitar has resulted in a sound that is uniquely crafted and genuine,
and that resonates with music lovers of all ages.
Lynic McPherson - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Heavily influenced by the music of the 70's & 80's, Lynic has been rocking audiences for over 35 years
performing live shows and festivals throughout Ontario & Michigan. Lynic has played everything from
bluesy rock, to metal with such former bands as Risk, First & Last, Black Heart, Mr. Blammo and 3rd Wave
and has completed dozens and dozens of original studio recordings as well as TV spotlights with 2 of these bands.
Lynic plays 4 AND 5 string bass!!, as well as electric guitar, 12 string acoustic, piano and vocals.
Devin Legate - Drums/Percussion
Devin Legate is pure magic on the drums. It is no wonder that both the audience AND the guys in the band get mesmorized by his amazing style!
Devin has been playing drums since a very young age. His influences were many bands from the 90s', and he also became a great fan of classic Rock.
It is incredible to watch Devin in action!!