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Colin White discusses his feelings about his Bob Marley tea while Conner Creavin and Dylan Brady fight about the placebo effect. Until, Cody Brady strums a few chords on his bass to the melody of “I Got You,” by James Brown.
“I feel good, I knew that I wouldn’t of” Conner says as he shakes his hips and points to Cody for his cue. “So good, so good, I got you.”
Today’s band practice for the 13-year-old members of the local Long Island rock band DOINK is held in the basement of twin brothers Cody and Dylan Brady’s house. They are getting ready for an upcoming gig at Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y. on Oct. 23.
“It’s going to be all acoustic, so I can’t play the drums,” said Dylan, the lead singer and drummer of DOINK. “It would be too loud.”
The band was formed about a year ago when Colin, Cody and Dylan began lessons at the iSchool of Music, in Syosset N.Y. In February, Conner joined the band as a keyboardist.
“We just kind of fit together,” said Connor. “And the band, became the band.”
Cody, the bassist of the band, used to play piano, but he decided to stop playing when it became too much of a time commitment. The bass became Cody’s new instrument when he began playing last year.
“I picked this up pretty quickly,” said Cody. “My teacher was kind of impressed.”
The band name DOINK came from Cody, Colin and Dylan’s many ice hockey games. DOINK is the sound that the puck makes when it bounces off of the goalpost.
“The name just stuck,” said Colin, the guitarist of DOINK.
Recently, the band has begun discussing writing and playing their own songs in the near future, but for now, they do cover songs of popular hits.
“We make good music and we have a lot of fun together,” said Colin.
With the help of their parents, the band has been consistently booking events at community fairs, bars, proms and such.
“I just love being the center of attention,” said Dylan Brady, the lead singer and drummer of the band. “I just love the feel of everyone knowing that we love to do it and they love listening to us.”
Dylan Brady, 13, sings Wonderwall, as made famous by Oasis, at his home in Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Connor Creavin, 13, plays keyboards and performs as background vocals in the local Long Island tock band DOINK.
Colin White, 13, strikes a chord while rehearsing for an upcoming gig at Oheka Castle, in Huntington.
Cody Brady, 13, is the bassist of the local Long Island band DOINK.
Cody Brady, 13, plays bass in the yard of his home in Sea Cliff, N.Y.