Born and raised in downtown Boston, Jay Grey learned at a young age what it meant to work hard, fight for what you believe in, and never stop taking chances. With Michael Arrastia, Jay opened The Hangover Pub with the belief that doing it differently doesn't mean its wrong. Through innovation and the same mentality he adopted in life, Jay pushes us forward wherever the journey takes us.
Opie Ortiz is an American artist specializing in tattoos, pop art and murals. Ortiz is best known for his art featured on Sublime album covers. Murals painted by Ortiz can be found in and around Long Beach. He also created the burning sun on the cover of 40 Oz. to Freedom, the cover artwork for Second-Hand Smoke, 1997's Doin' Time EP, as well as the Everything Under the Sun box set. He has also been a member of the bands Long Beach Dub Allstars and Dubcat.
Michael Arrastia, the Executive Chef at The Hangover Pub comes from humble beginnings. Born and raised in Southbridge, MA Mike has been a chef for over 10 years. Without going the classiclly trained route, he has risen through the ranks to become one of the most innovative chefs in New England, using bacon and rustic influence as his paint brush to speak the language of food.
From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has opened for Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 14,000 people.
Nick Patchen, originally from North Brookfield now calls Worcester his home. Leaving for a short period of time but being drawn back to the area, much like the city he's from, he pours his heart and soul out into every cocktail he creates.
James has been a touring artist for several years. Following his appearance on season three of The Voice, he paused and committed diligence to reaching a place of realized vision. Looking back on the experience he reflects, “When you are on a television singing show you get lost in the shuffle most times. I was not nearly as confident then as I am now, and although I knew what/who I wanted to be creatively, I did not know how to achieve those goals. The Voice moves so quickly. Looking back, it was only a quick moment. Over the last two years I have learned so much, not only about myself as an artist, but about the music business itself. I learned to make music that I respected and loved.