The band originally formed in 2002 when long-time friends Phil Griego and Peter Filice came together with several other musicians. The band had their first public appearance at a San Jose Exchange Club fundraiser for underprivileged kids — an event they have repeated every year since then. Craig Martin on drums joined the band in 2006, Megan Bernstein on vocals and keyboards arrived in 2007, and last but not least Dave Gundacker rounded out the band as lead guitarist in 2008.

The band is constantly adding new material, focusing on rock n' roll and R&B dance music from the 70's to today's latest hits with our own inique interpretation.

In November 2009, the band was named the Best Cover Band in the KFOX Last Band Standing competition, and was also first runner-up in the 2010 competition. Rock on!


Craig Martin, drums & percussion

Craig began his professional career at the age of 16 playing night clubs at night and going to High School by day. During the formative years he had the opportunity to gig with such artists as Robyn Trower, Lydia Pense, Snail, Y&T, Traffic, Stoneground, Helix, Icon, Long John Baldry, The Tubes and many other artists. During that period (80’s) he recorded an album with MIRAGE, toured Canada, and the United States.

In the 90’s Craig played with Rukus, a very busy cover band, and sat in for other bands needing assistance. He was also a session drummer for Soundtec Studios playing all styles of music.

In the 2000’s he has been a freelance player with many varied artists playing blues, rock, latin, drumming for plays, vocal ensembles, church groups and teaching.


Dave Gundacker, lead guitar & vocals

Dave grew up in Anchorage and at 16 began playing guitar after playing drums in school since he was 10. At 19, he and his brother joined a band called Hydra. Hydra quickly released a three-song demo that was entered in a homegrown album contest that won. Two years later at 21, Dave’s band Hydra got a chance to open for Jefferson Starship in a new stadium that was sold out and held 10,000 people. Dave wrote all the music for Hydra. Hydra also opened for Eddie Money and Blue Oyster Cult.

A few years later in Alaska, Dave met a new lead singer, moved down to San Jose and started a band called Nvs. Dave also entered a guitar competition, in which he placed 3rd out of 90 guitar players, for which Dave received a full endorsement from Jackson Guitars and Dean Markley guitar strings. Nvs became a local hit in San Jose and opened for a number of big bands like Mr. Big, Y&T, Lita Ford, Don Dokken, and others.

Dave likes to joke that he wrote every song that Off the Record performs... and who knows, it could even be true!


Megan Bernstein, keyboard & vocals

Megan Bernstein started playing the piano at age 5. And five short years later, when St. Patrick's Church in Watsonville was desperate for a pianist, Megan was booked for her very first show! From there Megan started playing for the Moreland Notre Dame School masses, and then weekend liturgies thanks to the encouragement of her music teacher, Leslie Henderson.

More encouragement came from Fr. Matt Pennington, who got Megan to first start singing about 5 years ago at San Agustin Church in Scotts Valley. Fr. Matt convinced Megan to do a duet with him on Holy Thursday in front of the Bishop! When Megan discovered she could sing, it inspired her to start writing music for the Catholic Church. Since then Megan has written over 30 songs, many written with the help of her silent writing partner Jan Smith.

Megan is currently the Music Teacher and Music Director for Holy Spirit School & Church in Almaden Valley. It's a dream position because she gets to use her gifts and talents and love of music to serve God!



Peter Filice, rhythm guitars & vocals

Peter (a/k/a ―Pedro Capo‖) has been playing and performing for over 35 years in bands and liturgical music groups in the Bay Area. He has eclectic tastes in music and enjoys listening to everything from classical to grunge. He is constantly working on increasing his guitar collection, currently standing at four acoustic and electric guitars. He has also been known to be a fierce competitor in karaoke, singing and drinking many Asian business associates under the table and winning an "American Idol" style karaoke competition on a cruise ship in 2006. Peter's day job is in sales at the #1 Software Company -- and no, I don't mean Microsoft (think large yachts and the Oakland Arena...ding ding ding)





Phil Griego, bass, harmonica, & vocals

Guitarist Phil (aka Philibuster) Griego, has been playing music since his first garage band days at age 14 in the high desert of Antelope Valley California. His passion for music never wavered throughout his scholastic career when he moved to San Jose to attend San Jose State University and then Santa Clara School of law. Music is the right brain balance to his day job as a lawyer in downtown San Jose, specializing in labor relations disputes.