Band from TV

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This article is about the charity cover band. For the shockumentary film, see Banned from Television. For the rap song by N.O.R.E., see Banned from T.V..
Band from TV
Band from TV.jpg
Band from TV performing live
(Kristin, November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23))
Background information
Origin United States
Genres Cover band
Years active 2006[1]—present
Members Greg Grunberg
James Denton
Jesse Spencer
Bob Guiney
Adrian Pasdar
Scott Grimes
Hugh Laurie
Teri Hatcher
Past members David Anders
Bonnie Somerville
Chris Kelley
Barry Sarna
Brad Savage
Jon Sarna
Bryan McCann
Chris Mostert

Band from TV is a charity cover band whose members are all actors from American television series. They donate the proceeds of their performances and recordings to the charities of their choice.

Band history[edit]

Greg Grunberg had the idea for Band from TV after a performance at a House of Blues with several other celebrities garnered a surprising amount of fan interest. Grunberg made several connections that he would later bring together for Band from TV: he appeared on an episode of House ("Sex Kills") starring actor and musician Hugh Laurie, as well as performing at a separate charity event with James Denton and Bob Guiney.

Band from TV made their debut at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Guide afterparty[1] and as of 2007 plays high-paying charity concerts[2] as well as performing for studio albums. They contributed a song ("You Can't Always Get What You Want") to the House M.D. Original Television Soundtrack,[3] as well as releasing their own album: Hoggin' All the Covers (recorded in July 2007).[1][4]

Band from TV appeared on the 2008 Idol Gives Back charity fundraiser with Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", and made their first official TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 16, 2009, performing Billy Preston's "Will It Go Round in Circles". On December 4, 2010, Band From TV performed at the Avalon in honor of Ronnie Lippin and to raise money for the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information Resource Line. Stars such as Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer were on hand for the show as Jesse sung "John O'Reilly" by Charlie Robison.

Current members[edit]

Actor Greg Grunberg, band founder

Supporting cast and guest stars[edit]


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