Yakima, Washington
1979 – 1983


George Copeland ~ Drums ('80-'81)
LeAnne Engkraf ~ Guitar
John Frazee ~ Drums ('79-'80)
Gerry Ries ~ Vocals
Jim “Nipper” St. Martin ~ Drums ('81-'83)


Eric Larson ~ Sound

Gerry Ries and LeAnne Engkraf formed Sticker in 1979.  They played with a variety of drummers, including John Frazee, before meeting up with George Copeland.

Sticker was a 3-piece band with a female guitarist and a male vocalist, which made the band unusual for that time period.  Gerry and LeAnne were both students at Selah High.  Gerry and LeAnne leaned towards heavy rock, while George, who was an older and more experienced musician, steered the band towards more popular rock music.

The band played steady gigs in bars like the Abby Attic, the Safari Room, the Silver Dollar and the Pastime, and rocked parties from the Nile Valley to the Lower Valley in the early 1980s.

It was the band's good fortune to pick up a great sound man, Eric Larson, a perfectionist who always had a bag of tricks, including pyrotechnics and a fog machine…good 80’s props.

LeAnne was known to break guitars on stage and play guitar leads behind her head. Sometimes the audience took bets on LeAnne’s gender because she dressed like one of the guys.  Times were dynamic and fun.

When George left the band, Jim (Nipper) St. Martin joined on drums. Gerry, LeAnne and Nipper later added a bass player, Anthony Albano, and formed the band, Witchway.

Anthony Albano & LeAnne Ries (Engkraf), June 2012

Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members and crew of this group include:  Witchway, Fruit Tramps  and many other NW bands

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Last Update:  1 July 2012
Credits:  Anthony Albano, LeAnne Ries
Band # 3019