Voice: Joe Brady
Guitar: Junnie Fortney
Bass: Joe Brady
Drums: Troy Alwine

Genre: Punk
Location: York, PA, USA
Status: Active

Brief Bio:- Scanner

Scanner was formed by Joe Brady and Junnie Fortney in 1979, and played throughout the Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. areas. Scanner’s influences encompass a wide range of styles, including the pioneers of 50s rock and roll, 60s hard rock and surf, and 70s glam and punk. 

The band name "Scanner" came into being when Joe read an article in a monster magazine in 1980 about about a new movie coming out called "Scanners" and liked the imagery of heads exploding, and imagined it being the effect of hearing Scanner music! 

To date, Scanner has released the CDs "Splat" (2015), "One foot in the grave, and more pissed than ever" (2013), and "Exploding Heads in Harrisburg - Live Recordings From 1982".

Additionally, Joe, along with his horror rock band, Losers After Midnight, has released a single entitled "Pterodactyl Attack" and an EP entitled "Monsters Axes & Choppers".


David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Dead Boys, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Misfits, The Fast, Flamin' Groovies, Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Clash, Plasmatics, The Exploited


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More roots and punk inspired rock and roll created to munch on the minds of our minions is on its way! Scanner is going back to the studio at Sound Works Recording & Productions this coming Spring to record our next release, entitled "In Your Head". Stay tuned for more details!

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Online Facebook Event for Scanner's New EP and Music Video...

Join us on Facebook, August 5th for the fun! 

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Scanner EP and Music Video Release Event

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New Release Scheduled for Summer 2017

By Scanner, 2017-04-03
New Release Scheduled for Summer 2017

We are very excited about brand new Scanner material being prepared for our trip to Sound Works Recording and Productions this coming June! The CD/EP will be entitled “Under the Devil’s Tail” and will contain some of the most off-the-wall and powerful Scanner music yet. Stay tuned…

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A little Halloween present...

Enjoy a free download of Scanner's horror rock tune, "Just Like Bela"

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If you are in the Central PA area in September, you won't want to miss Scanner and The Martini Bros. rocking the big stage at Champions Sports Bar in Highspire, PA on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 PM!

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We've been working feverishly on new tunes for our upcoming album. There will be many surprises, and a killer CD cover by twisted and award winning Australian artist, Dan Verkys. More to come SOON!

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Take a trip back to 1982 and hear live recordings from one of our many gigs at Li'l Joe's Nightclub in Harrisburg, PA.


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