Bio Information

Joe Blatnik

2. AKA - Nickname(s): Bug

3. Band member since: The very beginning, and I haven’t been able to shake
these guys yet.

4. The primary function I serve in the band is:  Bangin’ & Screamin’

5. I can also fumble my way through playing: Bass & Guitar

6. I started playing music when I was: 8-9 years old

7. I started playing music because: My plans to take over the world kinda fell

8. Besides POE, I currently perform and/or have performed in these other
Black Ash (high school garage band)  The Novak-Srnick Orchestra (polka

9. Music is a fun hobby. But in real life, I: Work full time as purchasing agent for
Ohio Gear & Transmission in Eastlake & part time as an usher for the Lake
County Captains

10. Outside of performing with the band, I have a life. In my personal life, I
Married since 1986 & have two great kids Cassidy & Dominic

11. When not performing in a band I like to: Try to stay out of trouble

12. My thoughts on Pieces of Eight are: You really don’t want to know what I
think of these guys!!! No, seriously - they are a great bunch. I’ve known most of
them for years & I’m glad to call them my friends.

13. My favorite band related saying is:  “I just got hit by the biggest #$**ing
tape ball!!!!”

14. My favorite memory of being in the band over the years is probably: Our
trips to Daytona Beach in 1983 & 1984

15. Oh, I almost forgot, I wanted to add: We thank you for your support (think
of the Bartle & James guys, but substitute Dan & Al!!)
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