Bio

Lead Singer: Deanna Haala  (vocals)

Lead Guitarist: David Lane  (lead guitar/vocals)


Bass Guitar: Chris Nurding   (bass guitar/vocals)

Percussionist: Justin Newman  (drums/vocals)

Lead Singer Deanna Haala is truly one of a kind and sets IT'S NEVER 2L8 apart from all the rest! Deanna brings experience and passion to every performance and after stints with local bands, "Gruv Nation", "Summer Breeze" and others , Deanna has become a highly sought after singer throughout the San Diego area by band leaders and club owners alike!

Lead Singer Deanna Haala is truly one of a kind and sets IT'S NEVER 2L8 apart from all the rest! Deanna brings experience and passion to every performance and after stints with local bands, "Gruv Nation", "Summer Breeze" and others , Deanna has become a highly sought after singer throughout the San Diego area by band leaders and club owners alike!




David, Guitar/Vocals. 

David's musical career is a varied one. An accomplished veteran of the San Diego music scene and has been a member of many of the top Cover/Dance bands in the area, originally from Northern California, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and Graduated from SF College for the Recording arts. In the 80's, David toured as Soundman for Al Stewart Group(Year of the Cat), worked on videos for Mr Big and LA Guns and 2nd engineered on albums for Debora Iyall(Romeo Void), Peter Michael Escovedo(Sheela E) and Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin) .

David, Guitar/Vocals.

David's musical career is a varied one. An accomplished veteran of the San Diego music scene and has been a member of many of the top Cover/Dance bands in the area, originally from Northern California, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and Graduated from SF College for the Recording arts. In the 80's, David toured as Soundman for Al Stewart Group(Year of the Cat), worked on videos for Mr Big and LA Guns and 2nd engineered on albums for Debora Iyall(Romeo Void), Peter Michael Escovedo(Sheela E) and Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin) .

Bass Guitar/Vocalist Chris Nurding is a former Air Traffic Controller of 30 Years who has dedicated his retirement years to music and performing. Chris' most recent musical experiences prior to kicking off IT'S NEVER 2L8 in October of 2016 were a couple of relatively short stints playing bass and singing with a few other San Diego cover bands. Chris has taken bass and voice lessons as well as constant rehearsing of his avocation in his backyard sound studio. His "midlife" entry into the professional music business is proof positive that "IT'S NEVER 2L8" to Rock and Roll!!!

Bass Guitar/Vocalist Chris Nurding is a former Air Traffic Controller of 30 Years who has dedicated his retirement years to music and performing. Chris' most recent musical experiences prior to kicking off IT'S NEVER 2L8 in October of 2016 were a couple of relatively short stints playing bass and singing with a few other San Diego cover bands. Chris has taken bass and voice lessons as well as constant rehearsing of his avocation in his backyard sound studio. His "midlife" entry into the professional music business is proof positive that "IT'S NEVER 2L8" to Rock and Roll!!!

Justin Newman; drummer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist

Nor-Cal-grown, So-Calian since the late 90’s, studied and touring musician Justin Newman discovered his passion for performing live through first falling in love with the drums.  He has expanded his musical horizons by becoming a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist along his journey, but his first love and discipline is the skins, and it is evident in his playing.  Having grown up in a musical family, from a young age he shared air and drew influence from many of the local heavies in and around the Sacramento area, some of whom went on to become powerhouses in their own right and perform with iconic artists like Buddy Rich, The Eagles, Tower of Power, Journey, Sheryl Crow, Sammy Hagar, and more.  He has a profound appreciation and respect for the long-standing musical heritage and deep talent pool from his roots and ba-rings it with him to every gig/show/performance.   

Justin Newman; drummer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist

Nor-Cal-grown, So-Calian since the late 90’s, studied and touring musician Justin Newman discovered his passion for performing live through first falling in love with the drums.  He has expanded his musical horizons by becoming a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist along his journey, but his first love and discipline is the skins, and it is evident in his playing.  Having grown up in a musical family, from a young age he shared air and drew influence from many of the local heavies in and around the Sacramento area, some of whom went on to become powerhouses in their own right and perform with iconic artists like Buddy Rich, The Eagles, Tower of Power, Journey, Sheryl Crow, Sammy Hagar, and more.  He has a profound appreciation and respect for the long-standing musical heritage and deep talent pool from his roots and ba-rings it with him to every gig/show/performance.