Prfect Dysorder is the brainchild of Rick Johnson and Chris Mammenga. Rick and Chris had been in a band together before and when Rick's band fell through, he approached Chris with the idea of starting a new group with once lead guitarist turned drummer Brett Dixon. Rick had been a bassist in the past bands, but really desired to play guitar, so he invited Craig Peterson to join the group on bass, freeing himself up to hone his rhythm guitar skills. Chris offered the name Prfkt Dysordr, which had been the name of a group he'd been in in the late 80's.
One thing the band all agrees on and that is that music should be both fun and energetic. Prfkt Dysordr is best experienced live. Our motto is, you can never have too many lights, and we have a bunch. We love fog, lights and loud, overboard, jump up and down, bang your head rock-n-roll and we work hard to make sure our fans have a great time.
In my mid twenties I met a pastor who was close to my age who also played guitar. At that time I was hungry to learn anything I could so I agreed to meet him at his church and he'd teach me blues chords. We ended up watching these videos that were all about the evils of rock and metal music and they made me so angry because most of the stuff the dude was saying wasn't true or was a misinterpretation of the lyrics. We'd get into these big arguments and finally I'd had enough and decided I wasn't coming back. As I was leaving, this pastor asked me this insane question. "If you walked out of here today," he said, "and got hit by a bus and died and you woke up facing God and He asked you why He should let you into His heaven, what would you say?" I told him I didn't really believe in all that stuff, that I'd been raised religious and didn't really want anything to do with all that stuff. He just smiled and asked me to think about it. I left with the intention of never speaking to him again.
For the next bunch of days that question haunted me. Not just nagged or bothered me but really haunted me. I'd lay awake and stare at the ceiling wondering what would happen to me if I died and there really was a God. I didn't sleep much and I couldn't concentrate on anything. Finally after about five days of this I went to talk to the pastor dude again. He took one look at me and smiled. He motioned me to come in and we sat down in his living room. I asked him what was going on, why I couldn't shake this question off. He told me he believed it was two reasons. The first was that since I'd left him five days ago he and his congregation had been praying for me, that God would show himself to me and help me to understand that He wasn't just an idea or "religion" but someone who wanted to have a relationship with me. I'd never knew such a thing was possible. The second reason was because I was wrestling with the most important question anyone would ever have to answer in this life, and that is what's it all about? What will happen to me when its all over? Is there an afterlife? Long story short, I ended up praying to accept Jesus Christ into my life on that day.
Now, if you've hung with me this far, thanks. Let me assure you there isn't an alter call coming. I'm not going to ask you to bow your head, say a prayer or donate any money to anything. My relationship with Jesus is a very big part of who I am and so if I'm going to be honest in any kind of bio, I want people to hear the story of how we met. People sometimes ask me what a guy who claims to be a Christian is doing in a rock band playing in bars and such. When I read about Jesus in the bible, it says he was a friend of those who didn't know Him well, those who weren't religious and those who needed HIs help the most. So if I can be among those people AND play my favorite kind of music, its a bonus for me, and I think it makes Him happy to know I'm using the gifts He's given me.
I'm married to the best woman on the planet. We have five awesome kids, 4 boys and one very outnumbered girl. I love all kinds of music, but I always seem to come back to guitar-driven rock and roll. I'm a huge fan of bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Stryper, anything with screaming guitars and heavy drums. I love meeting new people and I'm looking forward to where this band takes us in the future. Thanks for reading and hope to see you out and about sometime soon.