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The Significant Others: All About Us

"Unique approach, universal appeal - combined elements of indie, top 40, alt-country, classic rock & hip hop make the Significant Others as danceable as they are lovable."

The Significant Others is a dance band with a rock approach.  We don't perform, we put on a show.  

We are equal fans of all music and it shows in everything we play.


Please see the CONTACT page for booking information. 

You can also e-mail Scott (drummer/bandleader/fashionista) for an up-to-date song list.  Songs are continually added to the Significant Others' catalogue... 


Dave "Sully" Sullivan - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, lead iPad

Sully made his stage debut singing ‘The Monster Mash’ in a tight fitting Dracula costume, a performance for which he won his sixth grade talent show. The next year he raised the bar performing an a cappella version of ‘Suicide is Painless- the theme from M.A.S.H.’ for which he was banned from ever appearing in school talent shows again. Little did he know it, but this musical identity crisis would define his career for the next 25 years. He may not have been a puppet, pauper, pirate, poet, pawn or a king; but he has been a southern rocker, metal screamer, blues man, soul crooner, electro-lounger and a “disco” king. Luckily for Sully, along came The Venture Rays, and just days away from the release of his first attempt at gangsta-rap,.  They found this musical schizophrenia to be “just what the doctor ordered” for belting out the wide range of music the band covers. When he’s not hitting the road with V.R., Sully enjoys spending time with his wife Sara and baby son Freeman (who has inherited the Dracula costume and teeth).

Oh, have you seen his phone and/or keys? 

Jordan Garrett - lead vocals, harmony vocals, badass vocals, keys, lead smile

To think we found a gem like Jordan randomly on the internet ... Life is random and weird and sometimes incredibly lucky.  And so are the significant others.    

Jordan comes to us via JMU's venerable music program, so she knows her s**t.  And if you give her any s**t, she'll smack your knuckles with a ruler and tell you not to do it again.  Don't like that?  Tough s**t.  

We're so glad we found you Jordan - that is some lucky S**T.  

Forrest Link - guitar, vocals, resident ginger

Forrest has red hair and a tan suit.

He is a young buck with an old soul, a sweet kid with seasoned fingers.      

He loves long distance relationships, shiny guitars and MTO food from Sheetz.    

Nate Griffith - keys, synth, vocals, guitar, melodica, slide whistle, camera

Nate has a penchant for music, cooking, and suspenders.  

One time he made an entire movie about The Significant Others.  If you look really hard on the internet you just may find it...

You should hear his Whitney-Houston-as-David-Byrne-Would-Do-It impression.  

Nick Triano - bass, vocal, resident hoagie aficionado

Nicholas Dominic Triano likes music, locksmithing, and farm animals. 

He recently became a vegetarian.  

This band has taught him all sorts of things, like how to properly roll XLR cables, and that prosciutto is meat.

Scott Milstead - drums, percussion, trailer ninja

I grew up in a town called Radnor, it's about 15 miles west of Philadelphia. I came to Virginia to attend Randolph-Macon College and never went back (not that I don't love Pennsylvania). I was a founding member of Carbon Leaf and was with them for a formative 15 years.  In addition to playing live, I do a lot of teaching, including private drum set lessons (Key Signatures) and the Monacan High School Drum Line.  I used to want to be an astrophysicist, but I'm very content being a vegetarian drummer.  

Chuck Harrell - Front of House Engineer/Catch-All Roadie/Nicest Guy in the Band

Chuck is the sweetest person you'll meet, right up until you put that drink down on top of our subwoofer.  Then, well, let's just say Chuck gets a little mama bear when the need arises.  

If you think the band sounds good, it's his fault.  

Need a multi-tool?  Call Chuck.  Need a 3 hr ride home at 2 am?  Call Chuck.  Need to check your twitter account?  Don't call Chuck, he has a flip phone... 

Chuck's a badass and he's all ours.