About YCR

Erik Sperl and Dave Stejna are...



There comes a time in every man's life when he has to say, "Shiver me timbers! I'm gonna throw caution to the wind, put on a sailor hat, and play acoustic covers to adoring fans in a beautiful seaside town!" This is that time for Erik and Dave. These two musicians were brought together by the rock band NEVER IN VEGAS, crossing the Northeast every weekend from Rhode Island to Maine & Boston to New York. When NIV is not on the road, they like to perform as this critically acclaimed acoustic duo, primarily in their home away from home by the sea: Newport, Rhode Island.

Erik Sperl (Vocals, Guitar) grew up waving around his jazz hands in central Connecticut. A lifelong musician, he came to Newport in 2003 to study trombone & education at Salve Regina University. After graduation, he began teaching music and performing all over New England. Yadda Yadda Yadda, he's in Yacht Club Rejects now.

Dave Stejna (Guitar, Vocals) grew up running around abandoned airport hangars in Western Massachusetts. He spent his college years studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and immediately hit the music scene performing on guitar almost constantly. Yadda Yadda Yadda, he's in Yacht Club Rejects now.