"The 402″ was created in the Fall of 2013 with Eddie Brown who had formerly been the Front Man for "D*Funk Band" out of Lincoln, NE for the previous 10 years, and Chris Saub who has played with numerous groups over the years but his most recent band being "Envy" out of Omaha, NE on Guitar and some Vocals. The two guys met one another in 2012 and quickly realized a common good vibe. The meeting was arranged to take place between Lincoln and Omaha early September 2013 at "Round the Bend" in Ashland, NE which is a well known eatery. Eddie and Chris met for almost three hours discussing the vision of this new group, and left that meeting on fire to get started! That "vision" essentially was to create a group whose members had the talent to pull off any style of music their hearts would desire, and deliver those selections favorably to their audience.
"The 402″ is PROUD to be a Cover Band allowing their fans to remember some great tunes from years before, as well as some current selections on the radio today. However they are excited to comprise the talent to create their own music as an Original Band when the time is right also. "The 402″ is a versatile and diverse group ready to entertain all audiences. They have a high level of energy which will be hard to match, and resist from dancing ultimately having a great time.
If you're from Nebraska or have placed a phone call to Nebraska, you are most likely aware of where the name came from. The state has two main Area Codes as of 2013, and (402) is the one which covers the majority of the state's population. Chris & Eddie believed this name represented their band in a simplistic, self explanatory and filled with pride way. They are proud to be from Nebraska and wanted the band name to show that.
Come along for the journey and help us reach the success we know is awaiting "The 402″.