Life Outside the Lab: Lab Owner By Day, Rock Star By Night
Posted Apr 28, 2011, Published 2008-05-01
Rob Lash fell in love with music at the tender age of five. "I would listen to the radio a lot--especially the Beatles," says Lash, owner of Moskey Dental Laboratories in Cleveland, Ohio, a family-run, 23-employee, full-service lab.
At nine, he learned how to play the guitar and over the years continued his hobby, occasionally performing at local coffee shops. But it wasn't until his 50th birthday bash that Lash realized a long-time dream: he played in a band as its bass/guitar player. "I was asked to be in bands when I was younger, but I always made excuses not to join because I never thought I was good enough," says Lash.
Currently, Lash and his band, Last Call, play about once a month at private parties, bars and restaurants in the Cleveland area and rehearse on weekends. Lash handles booking gigs for the band, which is comprised of career-minded professionals: the lead guitarist is CFO of a law firm; the keyboard player and drummer is in commercial real estate; and the lead singer is a teacher. "We all play in the band for fun--not for money," he says.
As for the type of music they play, Lash explains "it's somewhat eclectic, although mostly rock or blues/rock cover songs." Some of their favorite songs to cover are by artists such as the Beatles, The Who, Little Feet, Sheryl Crowe, Fiona Apple and the Pretenders.
Lash plans to continue having fun with the band and jokes, "If my son doesn't want to take over the laboratory one day, he can take over the band instead."
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