Members: Chris Marinin, Rick Ksiazka, Elliot Barry, Chad Martin
The energetic rock and roll band, The Missing, is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Christopher Marinin, formally of Who Killed Marilyn. Playing with his first bands, Marinin gradually began to see the music scene as fake and lacking some real and genuine qualities. With his discontent as a catalyst, Marinin started The Missing as an acoustic solo project in December 2007 to make music that was real and true.
Drawing influences from such bands as City and Colour, Poison the Well, and the legendary Johnny Cash, Marinin released 300 pressings of original Missing songs on the CD, Dracula. This now sold-out CD was a combination of acoustic and electronic sounds. In early 2008, Chris again decided to change the focus of the music towards more of a Rock and Roll sound. To achieve the sound he wanted he recruited some old friends from his earlier band, Who Killed Marilyn: Josh Wozny on drums, Bryan Hlucky on guitar and Rick Ksiazka on bass.
'From Ohio to the Grave' was recorded and released in March of 2009, on Marinin's own Ghost Laboratories label. Following an 11-date tour of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania and the release of their album, The Missing played shows with the like of The Donnas, Punchline, The Ataris, and The 69 Eyes, just to name a few. Again fine-tuning the group in April 2009, Elliot Barry took over on guitar and in June of 2009 Chad Martin took over on drums.
'From Ohio to the Grave' got rave reviews from editors and musicians alike. As a result, the album got the attention of Tom Shaffner, a RIAA Gold Engineer of Galahad Studios. Tom invited the band to track their first worldwide release 'At Midnight' which is set for release this M
arch. The Missing will be touring major markets in support of this disc. With Marinin's musical vision and drive for authenticity, concertgoers are guaranteed an honest, heart-felt, energy-filled performance each and every time.