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Bill Pitts
Birmingham
Harmonica, Triangle, Vocals
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Darryl Bell
Birmingham
Keyboards
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David Salter
Birmingham, AL
rhythm guitar
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John Byrd
Birmingham
Vocals
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Matt Alexander
Atlanta
Lead Guitar, Vocals
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Michael Milner
Birmingham
Saxophone, Vocals
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Stewart Moore
Birmingham
Bass Guitar, Vocals
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Terry Baker
Birmingham
Vocals
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Vincent DiChiara
Birmingham
Drums
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Vincent DiChiara
Hometown: Birmingham
Plays: Drums

My love for the drums began as a young child. I would listen to my older sister's records and for some reason the drums stood out. I began at about age 5 playing along with her records on the bottom side of a bedroom trash can with hair brushes. I later took a few lesson from an uncle who played in the symphony. I bought my first set of drums before the age of 10 and played in a few bands in grammar school and high school. I stopped playing drums for about 20 years and then got the urge back later during my banking career. I was asked each year at the bank I worked for to put together a Sales Banquet.

After a few years I started to run out of ideas and themes. It was then that the origins of Total A$$et$ began. I decided to see if I could put together some bank employees to play rock and roll for a one time show at one of those banquets. That worked out unexpectedly well. We rehearsed for 6 months, two nights a week, for an 8 song, one time bank show. The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce heard about us and asked us to play for one of their events. We did, and since then the phone has not stopped ringing. There are six of the original employees who played that first bank party: Terry Baker, David Salter, Bill Pitts, John Byrd, Darryl Bell and myself. Later, Stewart Moore, Matt Alexander and Mike Milner joined the group. We started out as "Band of Bankers" and still today, every member but one is in the banking industry, and that one is married to a bank employee!

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