About the Aspex Band Website

This website is dedicated to preserving and sharing the memory of the Aspex band, its members' lives, past, present and future, and their circle of friends from (but not limited to) the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

A Brief History

Aspex was formed in the summer of 1976 at the Chrismer family house on Wolf Street in Oxon Hill, MD. By the winter, the band was joined by lead vocalist Ivan Silva and began performing at local venues including a stint as house band at Someplace Else ("the Club SE") in southeast Washington, DC. During the following year, Aspex toured as far south as Florida and north to Pennsylvania after connecting with a Gaithersburg, MD., booking agency called Barry Rick Associates (BRA). In 1978, Ivan left the band but Aspex continued to perform with the core members until disbanding in late 1979.

Band Members

  • Ricky

    Ricky Chrismer

    Keyboards, Vocals

  • Ron

    Ron Chrismer

    Bass, Vocals

  • Charley

    Charley "Chuck" Bass

    Guitar, Vocals

  • Vinny

    Vince "Vinny" Galeano


  • Merle

    Mike "Merle" Miller

    Guitar, Vocals

  • John

    John Rohland

    Sound & Recording Engineering