Thee Lost Souls

Tiffin, 1965-8

Not to be confused with the lost souls from Cleveland or any other band with that moniker (Billy Joel was in the Jersey version), Thee Lost Souls from Tiffin started out as the Lost Souls but when they heard of the Cleveland version just simply became Thee Lost Souls. They never really thought it would be an issue, Cleveland was 100 miles away!!!! the line up: Tim Berry-- bass,vocals, Dan Paulus-- drums, Tony Paulus--keyboards, vocals, Mark Swint 1965-1967 --guitar, vocals, George Grine 1967--guitar, vocals, Rick Stanfield 1967 1968--guitar, vocals.

The band worked a very busy schedule of all the high school dances, teen clubs, college and private parties and a few bar gigs - venues like the Note, the Pony Tail, and the Inferno. They won a ton of battle of the band contests in Fostoria, Findlay, and Upper Sandusky. They played in the six week rotation of bands at the Sunday night teen dances at "Ole Zims Wagon Shed" just out side of Fremont which regularly drew kids from Tiffin, Fremont, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Bowling Green, etc. The band played every sunday afternoon with the "Prediktors" at the "Hideaway" in Tiffin. The original guitarist in the Prediktors was the ultra flashy Denny Edwards who was replaced by Chicagoan Harvey Mandel, who later gained international fame for his progressive blues playing. Needless to say it was quite a learning experience for Thee Lost Souls.

After high school graduation the band disbanded. Tim Berry plays today in the "Booze Bros" a classic rock band. Dan Paulus has retired from drumming. Tony Paulus went on to play with Crash and Burn, Dixie Peach, Blaze, and currently Rusty Vinyl, a classic rock band - Dixie Peach still plays a few gigs to this day. Dixie Peach and Rusty Vinyl have released cd's in the last few years.

Story and info from Tony Paulus