Urban Legend is a classic rock cover band from the Cedar Valley comprised of:
Jim Batchelder on vocals, guitar and keyboards.
Jeff Hawk on drums and vocals.
Larry Johnson on guitar, vocals and occasional electric banjo.
Dave Byford on bass and vocals.
Formed in the fall of 2006, the band played their first gig on New Year’s Eve of that year, and have been playing steadily ever since.
Urban Legend has been the House Band for KCRR 97.7FM for five years, helping the station in live sound production and entertainment.
Besides playing in the local bars, clubs, and private parties in the Cedar Valley, they do town festivals, benefits and run live sound for other bands and events.
Jim's been playing guitar since the sixth grade. Starting with classical music he moved on to rock 'n roll. For ten years combined he's been in the bands Believer and Trilogy. Jim plays on Carvin and Ibanez guitars with Digitech effects and talk box through Peavey amps. He also plays a Roland Fantom X6 keyboard through a Carvin amp. But he's always looking for something better!
Larry started his band career at 15. Some of the bands he was in were Oak Ridge Band, Dead Cow Freak Band, Geez Louiz, Watcher, Midnight Rox, and the Neighbors. "Scruno", Larry's nickname, also enjoys Morel mushroom hunting, horseshoes, fishing, and hunting. He plays an original Stratocaster, with a unique tuning! And also plays his electric banjo upon request...
Jeff began drumming at the age of 15, taking his influence from Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Foo Fighters and Faith No More. His drum set up includes: Premier drums, Sabian cymbals,ProMark sticks,and Evans drumheads. He’s enjoyed stints with Crinjer, Love for Isaac, Audio Radiance, The Fantastic LaVelles, Believer, Trilogy, Viagribleu, and Bottoms Up. He is the band "disciplinarian" keeping the other band members in line!
Dave's been playing bass for quite awhile. He spent many years in the band Relic and Trilogy before joining Urban Legend. Dave rocks out on his Rickenbacker bass powered by his Ampeg amp. When he's not practicing, you might find him out riding his Corvette, Farmall tractor or getting more tattoos! He is an urban legend...