Dimensional Riffs began as four geeks cracking jokes and cranking out tunes. After a while, they realized they were pretty good at it. Jenny, Kat, DJ, and Drew take their favorite sci-fi genres (Doctor Who, Firefly, etc.) and a bunch of other stuff from 21st-century geekdom and make them into songs. When they’re not rocking out in cons, they’re living, working, and laughing across southeastern Virginia—from Richmond to Suffolk.
A Jersey bass player who fell for a Virginia author, DJ has been a cost estimator and project manager for various federal government contractors for over 20 years. When he’s not singing or playing bass with his friends in Nefarious Ferrets and Dimensional Riffs, DJ also teaches economics at his local community college. His solo albums (including Goldsmiths’ Gambit and Starfleet Program Manager) are available at djmcguire1.Bandcamp.com.
The Nefarious Ferrets are Frank and Donna Parker of NC. Meeting each other in 2006, at ConCarolinas, they realized they had many things in common: science fiction, a love of music, and ferrets. A match made in fandom, they married at ConCarolinas 2007.
AtomaCon 2017, they “adopted” bass player DJ McGuire from VA—“The second-best bass player in my own damn band (The Dimensional Riffs)”. He makes a fantastic addition to the group.
Performing as the Nefarious Ferrets since 2009, they have performed at the Geek Gala, ConCarolinas Filk Circles, and the Georgia Filk Convention (GaFilk 2X10s). They have also started filming Star Trek fan films as Crossroads Project Gemini. You can find them on YouTube as No Budget Productions/FilkFerret Productions.