North River began as a trio in 2008. New Hampshire seacoast area musicians Dan, Vicky and Dianne played a 'one time' benefit show together and had so much fun they have been playing their version of acoustically fun and funky covers at venues in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine ever since. The group plays out as a Duo or Trio or brings along a full band.
Vicky Poland and Dianne McMillen, the vocal dynamic duo of the band, have been singing together since 2005. They began making music together in the a capella group Vocal Exchange. Taking their great vocal harmonies one step further, both Vicky and Dianne lend their singing talent to the Funky Divas of Gospel. Whether it's Folk, Rock, Country or Gospel music, if you give us a mic we'll sing you a song!
“Dangerous” Dan Poland, has been part of the Seacoast music scene for over 30 years. He is a masterful guitar player who can play anything we throw at him. Dan not only plays with North River Band, he is currently with The Funky Divas of Gospel. He has founded and played in a number of different bands including White Lies, Forecast, and Boca Roca and The Jeannie Daniels Band.
Tom Kesel bass player and multi instrumental musician relocated from NYC to seacoast NH in the 1990's. Locally Tom sits in with a variety of groups. He was the long time bassist for the Jeannie Daniels Band and the current bass player for Third Martini as well as North River Music
Pete Leavenworth has been a staple in the seacoast music scene for decades. A lifelong musician, he lends his talents on pedal steel, dobro and banjo to many area bands including Lunch at the Dump, Mink Hills and Acoustic Radio
Dan 'CornDog' Fishbein, percussionist and music history buff, keeps the beat for many area bands including North River.