Meet the band

BILL Staley

Bill Staley grew up in Western Pennsylvania and began playing guitar as a teen.  He attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California and his touring experience has taken him as far as Japan and Germany. Bill has won some awards for his playing, such as the 1995 Pittsburgh Guitar Wars, 2003 Pittsburgh Guitarmageddon and was also winner of Guitar Player Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Competition in the  “Metal” category. More information about Bill can be found at

Mike Piroch

Vocalist, Mike Piroch has been performing all over the eastern U.S. for over 25 years, sharing the bill with such well known acts as Metallica, Alice In Chains (current lineup), Days Of The New, and more. Besides the Alice In Chains tribute, DiRT, Mike currently performs in the 90’s Grunge and Alternative Rock outfit, Mona Lisa Smile out of Pittsburgh, PA as well as Staley’s Comet (Layne Staley era Alice In Chains tribute) in the Northeastern U.S. Mike’s career highlights include being named singer/songwriter of the year in the Pittsburgh/tri-state area, auditioning for Stone Temple Pilots in 2016, being invited/performing at the Pearl Jam Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Party at The House of Blues in Cleveland, OH in 2017, and almost running over The Wailers (Bob Marley’s band) with his car in a gas station parking lot approximately 1 hour prior to their Pittsburgh performance in 2017…

Stuart Mowery

Stuart Mowery has 36 years of drums and percussion experience. Stuart started in the Miami-Hollywood area in the early 1980’s, and has performed in all 3 corners of Florida and the Southeast United States ever since. His musical pursuits since his arrival in Northeast Florida have included top local acts such as Out Of Order, Herd Of Turtles, Sweatin’ Bullets, Tombstone Junkies, Big Bad Betty, Buck Smith Project, Swerved, Shell Game and City of Bridges, not to mention pickup gigs with Big Engine, Gutterboy and many more. DIRT is simply another part of Stuart’s musical journey that we are fortunate to share with him.


Chicken Feet, Lima Beans, Homemade Biscuits, Opossum on the Half Shell and Apple Pie! Gerald Bullard Jr was a simple child… and then came Rock N’ Roll. The rest is history!