Carey Ziegler's Expensive Hobby
Watch us lose money while we perform!!


First, A Little History…

Carey Ziegler's Expensive Hobby began in Reisterstown in 1998 and disbanded in 2008 with no intention of reforming. In 2011, with the advent of social media, a friend of the band, Mikey Pacman, established a fan site on Facebook, and, to Ziegler’s surprise, a huge roster of fans and friends quickly joined up. It should be noted that, at this time, there was no band!

In 2012, as membership to the Expensive Hobby Facebook fan page multiplied and friends urged Carey to continue, he asked three veterans of the band, guitarist/vocalist Andy Shriver, trumpet player Dave Makowiecki and saxophonist/vocalist David Rhen to return and reform. After auditioning countless musicians over the next two years while looking for the right chemistry, Carey found some of the best talent Maryland has to offer - Brian Comotto on vocals, keyboards and guitar, Mike Gambone on drums, Scott Vernon on guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chiaverini on trombone and vocals.

Andy Shriver moved to Las Vegas, NV and then to Phoenix, AZ, and Mike Gambone left to pursue other projects. This departure of Andy and Mike from the band in early 2016 led to the addition of Kajun Kelley on guitars & vocals and Ricky Wise on drums & vocals.

Expensive Hobby returned to the stage February 8th 2014 to a sold-out crowd and quickly added two more shows which sold out in a matter of days. The group is currently playing cover material, which ranges from AC/DC to Zappa, including The Beatles, Chicago, Crosby Stills & Nash, Alan Parsons, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Toto, Yes, and the list goes on. In their set lists, there is something for everyone.

For more information, please explore this website and then join the band at Expensive Hobby Fans on Facebook and at As Carey always says, "If it wasn't for our fans, we wouldn't be here."


Carey Ziegler Scott Vernon Brian Comotto David Rhen David Makowiecki Jeff Chiaverini Kajun Kelley Ricky Wise
Carey Ziegler Scott Vernon Brian Comotto David Rhen Dave Makowiecki Jeff Chiaverini Kajun Kelley Ricky Wise