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Hometown Saginaw, MI
Genres Rock, Pop
Band Members Shar Molina; Chris Howard; Monte Nothelfer; Jacob ... » more
Achievements Channel-number_1 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Monte Nothelfer 989-771-1077
# Years Experience Performing Live: 8
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 25
Market Draw: Saginaw, MI: 76-100; Bay City, MI: 76-100
Venue History: White's Bar - Saginaw, MI
Bemo's Bar - Bay City, MI
Comerica Park | Warped Tour - Detroit, Michigan
House of Blues  - Chicago , IL
Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
The Belmont - Detroit, MI
Paycheck's Lounge - Hamtramck, MI
Trolley Stop - Dayton, OH
The Hi-Fi Club - Cleveland, OH
Mulligan's Pub - Grand Rapids, MI
The B.O.B. - Grand Rapids, MI
Small's - Hamtramck , MI
Opener Experience: All Time Low; ? and the Mysterians; All Girl Boy's Choir
Similar Artists: No Doubt; Weezer; Presidents of the United States of America
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: LEAP EP—2011; Taking Back The Fun LP—2009; LIVE @ White's Bar LP—2008; Freeze Dried Eclectic Singles EP—2007; Dirty Negatives LP—2007


Putting the “F-U” into “FUN

It’s the battle cry of The Banana Convention, the ambitious garage pop band from the scraggy rust-belt town of Saginaw Michigan. From New York to L.A., the band has dominated all stages. Whether it’s local bars, The House of...








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The Banana Convention by
The Banana Convention will be co-headlining our show at Goose Island this Saturday (April 7). These guys are the real deal. You may have seen them on one of their national tours, on the Vans Warped...

EP Review by
The Banana Convention– “Leap” Saginaw Michigan brought us this fun-loving band for a Saturday night stint at a local bar. With an interesting name and biography, The Banana Convention crew will not...



Technical Requirements

Very straight forward typical three piece band set up. One guitar, one bass, one drummer. Lead vocals center stage, back up vocals stage left, and back up vocals back stage for the drummer. Also have a small percussion stand on stage left that includes cowbells, tamborine, and vibraslap.

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