Colleen was raised in the lush pastureland surrounding Milwaukee, WI. At an early age, she realized she was gifted with a unique vocal ability, perfecting it by singing the farm animals to sleep each night. At the age of 17, when the family bought their first radio, she knew what it was she wanted to do with her life. However, after several years of effort and toil, she discovered being a car salesman wasn’t her true passion, and began singing at fairs, local churches, and other events. She was eventually asked to stop singing at fairs, as it made judging the livestock impossible – they kept falling asleep. Along the way she met, and married Dave, citing his “animal magnetism” as being his foremost charm. She lives in the Austin area with her husband, Dave.
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Dave is the founder and driving force behind The Church Rejects. As a youth, he was raised in the wilds of Africa, having been born to parents who were zoologists. After an unfortunate and tragic incident involving tsetse flies and poisoned arrows, Dave was adopted and raised by a band of gorillas. Being the “hairless” member of the troop, he was chosen by the silverback to be the successor. After the passing of the mantle, and having run the band for a few years, Dave was found by a team of NatGeo investigators sent out to locate the famed “hairless ape”. After learning English, Dave returned to the states (specifically Wisconsin) with the NatGeo team, and was immediately intrigued by the sound of the bass guitar, as it reminded him of the smooth bellowings of his predecessor to the troop. This love for bass, and his experience to lead a band have consistently lead him to be in charge of whatever musical endeavor he sets himself to. Dave currently lives in the Austin area with his wife. Colleen.
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Paul was born on a small island somewhere close to Croatia. He spent the early part of his youth helping his parents tend to the family aviary, which, at the time, was the largest in the world. All manner of birds and flying creatures could be found there, and it was the prize of the ornithology world. However, tragedy struck one night when a variant of H5N1 rampaged through the facility. Devastated, Paul turned to music for comfort, as it reminded him of his blissful youth amongst the bird and their songs. His playing of reflects this, with the most predominant influence coming from the Flicker and Honey Eater species. Paul is also a multi-instrumentalist, and lives somewhere, most of the time.