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Standing out

August 15, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - When the time came for band members to choose a name, they didn't want any clichd three-letter band name "or some emo prepositional phrase," said Alex Bricker, the 21-year-old guitarist for Marsiglia.

They also didn't want a name that would pigeonhole their sound. "Marsiglia is a little different than 'Turbo Death Destroyer 3000,'" said Ryan Eshleman, Marsiglia's lead singer.

So how did the five-man rock group from Chambersburg, Pa., get its name?

"It came from a bottle of soap," Bricker explained. "I thought it was ironic because we're all kind of dirty kids."

The band's name is pronounced Mar-SEE-yee-uh, band members said.

Summertime has been a busy time for the rock group. Marsiglia is gearing up for a show at the Broad Axe later this month. The group also is putting the finishing touches on a six-track EP, "The Sidecar Larry," which the group hopes to release this fall.

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As for what to expect, Bricker said listeners will get the "universally good stuff that even the very pretentious can get off his high horse and enjoy."




About the band



Vocalist: Ryan Eshleman, 25, of Chambersburg, Pa.

Guitarist, keyboardist, pianist: Tyler Hayduk, 21, of Chambersburg

Guitarist: Alex Bricker, 21, of Chambersburg

Bassist, backup vocalist: Ryan Kane, 22, of Chambersburg

Drummer: Damon Tritle, 20, of Chambersburg

Genre: Rock

Influences: Led Zeppelin, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers

For upcoming shows: Check Marsiglia's MySpace page, www.myspace.com/marsiglia.

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