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The four crazy guys claim to have met during the "uneventful" fall of 1998 in Iowa City, Iowa. Those that know them and their music well, they argue that time *had* to be far from uneventful! You'll understand exactly why within the first minute of listening to their debut album on SOUTHERN Records, "This Is The Way To Rule".

In the beginning, they were known as The Vidablue and began taking the Midwest (and later, the entire country) by storm - unleashing their incredibly powerful music and ripping live performances upon those who came to bare witness. In between feverish gigging and record making, they ate innumerable buffets, watched a ton of movies, made a zillion jokes and wasted many hours emailing or calling each other about the band.

Following several years of releases and sharing the stage with the likes of GVSB, Shiner, US Maple and the Blood Brothers, The Vidablue found themselves being beckoned by a fellow in a nationally well-known band who wanted their name…and wanted it BADLY! After much discussion, they went with the flow and agreed to change their name to what you know them as today, Ten Grand.

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