David Lema added 3/20/2011
I started playing guitar at ten years old. I remembered watching the
Ed Sullivan show a few years earlier when he featured a band called The
Beatles. I was six years old and I was hooked right then and there. I often
wonder what ever happened to that band. I think they became fairly
successful or something. But anyway, I was twelve when I played my first
real gig and I haven’t stopped since.
Fast forwarding to 1979, I started an acoustic rock band called ARA
(named after a constellation). Originally, we were a two piece band, then
three, then four and we started playing more rock songs than acoustic rock.
It was time for a name change. Then in October 1982, I went to see a movie
called “The Sender” with my now ex-wife. I thought to myself, “what a great
name that would be for my band”. Well, shortly after the movie, she went
into labor and my first daughter was born. The name stuck and sometime in
1983 we changed the name of the band to The Senders.
We’ve had our ups and downs over the years, but I can honestly say it’s
been mostly ups. The current line-up is second to no other band in Southern
New England. The secret to our longevity is that we still have fun and have
become real friends. We love what we do and are committed to entertaining
people with everything we have. We’ve met and continue to meet new friends
every week. Without our friends coming to see us, we simply wouldn’t exist.
We’ve been blessed with a large loyal following that helps us keep doing
what we do. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and don’t be afraid
to introduce yourself at our shows. David