The DRM Band ministry began in the early 1990s as a praise and worship ministry based out a local church in Haverhill, MA. These were the early days of contemporary praise and worship music. We felt called to travel to other churches to help lead contemporary praise services and introduce congregations to contemporary worship. After listening to Pastor Claude Noel, a Haitian pastor and head of the Haitian Council of Churches, the DRM Band captured a burden for Haiti. This led to extensive touring throughout New England in an effort to raise money and culminated in trips to Haiti and a tour of the churches throughout Haiti. Through touring, the DRM Band raised over $35,000 for the Haitian Council of Churches.
In 2012, DRM Band felt the calling of God to reunite once again and resume ministry, ministering at churches, fundraisers, outdoor venues, coffeehouses and anywhere else where God calls us to minister and to share His word. Our music is a mix of original music and Christian standards. We are just as comfortable ministering to the unchurched at a neighborhood block party or in a church leading worship and edifying the body. We would love to have the opportunity to share our ministry with you at your church or your next special event. For more information, contact us by any of the means on our “Contact” page.
Ruthie is our newest singer. She just retired from the Haverhill, MA school system after 34 years of service. Not only is she an experienced, dynamic vocalist, but she also is a multi-instrumentalist and an experienced choir director. Ruthie attends the First Congregational Church in Kingston, NH and is the choir director there.
Les and Sandi Hamlett
Les and Sandi are from Newton, NH. Les plays bass guitar and Sandi is an experienced stage and studio singer. Besides DRM, you will find Les and Sandi playing and singing with the Rich Gaudreau Band, filling in with their church worship band, providing worship supply to local churches or recording with the Les and Friends project (www.lesandfriends.com). Les and Sandi worship at First Congregational Church, Kingston, NH.
Rich is from Hollis, NH. Rich plays drums and percussion. Rich is a very busy drummer. When he is not playing with DRM, you can find him playing on worship teams at his church, playing with the Rich Gaudreau Band or sitting in at other pickup venues. He and his wife Beth worship at Grace Fellowship Church in Nashua, NH.
Dave and Cher Spaulding
Dave and Cher are from Haverhill, MA. Dave plays keyboards and guitar for DRM and is also our leader, recording engineer and sound reinforcement specialist. One of Dave’s passions is playing at area blues jams. Cher is an experienced stage and studio singer and keyboard player. When they are not gigging or providing worship supply to local churches, they can be found at the First Congregational Church in Newton, NH where they are worship leaders for the Saturday night service.
Nate has been our super sub this year. When people have been unavailable, Nate has stepped up to the plate and filled in at multiple instruments.When he is not playing drums for us or his worship band, you can find him dabbling at guitar, bass or maybe keyboards. He was a former member of the band Common Cross Theory. Nate and his wife attend the Cornerstone Church in Plaistow, NH and plays on the worship team there.