December 29, 2005 -
Mike's pictures have finally been added from the recent photo shoot and from the Grape Street Philadelphia show. Go check them out!

December 28, 2005 -
To start off this update I just wanted to say that I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season.
And real quick before I get into the updates and news....I just wanted to extend a congratulations once again to J-Roc of Stik Figure and Gabby. The wonderful couple finally tied the knot on 12/23/05. So again, congrats to the newlyweds. If anyone wants to drop either of them a line, hit them up. I'm sorry but I'm not just gonna give out their email addy's to just anyone. So if you have a acct, I'll hook u up with their profiles and u can text them from there...

Now on to the updates...

I have added artwork and lyrics for our "Thanks for the...PAIN" album.
I am hoping to press a few copies or so for sale. And all of you that won a free copy of it when I ran that contest will still be getting it.
Again, pays to be part of our Mailing List.
I am going to also be adding a few pics that I have used of us over the past few years as our main page pic. I will be adding them to the Misc section under Deprived Desktop Wallpaper. The pictures will make a great wallpaper ;)
Austin's band member page will be finished as soon as I get everything together.
Mike's pics from the photo shoot will be added soon as well.
The Bio is being re-written and will be posted up shortly.

December 13, 2005 -
Well, that didn't take to much time at all now did it?
The site overhaul has already begun as of this morning!
Added new Dan pictures.
Austin's pictures page is up and running.
The Band photos have all been added.
All old photo's have been re-linked under the link Deprived 3/05 - 9/05.
Added and finished Rich's pictures.
Added and finished 3/05 - 9/05 band photos.
Added and finished Vince's pictures.
Added a new picture of the new band on the 2nd page of the site!
Added a new pic for the main page!!
and I've added Austin's Band Member picture. By the end of the week I hope to have his band member page completed.
So again, stay tuned as this overhaul won't last as long as the last one did!!!

December 12, 2005 -
Well as I promised, the photo shoot went great and there are lots of new pics to be put up very shortly.
And don't worry, I'm also keeping my promise about naming the new bassist. So here it goes...

Austin Kitchen
Austin is the former bassist of the local hardcore/metal band Sick Cell. So please, everyone welcome him and show the man some love.
All the pics will be put up shortly. The site will be getting an overhaul yet again. The Bio will be getting re-written. And just a whole bunch of other shit will be done as well.
So stay tuned peeps. We are hoping to rock the Valley again in February. Till then keep posted to your emails, this site, and join the Mailing List to keep updated first!!

November 28, 2005 -
Well here we go again.........
As usual I will start out by saying long time no update!!
Got a lot of things to update but not quite yet.
We have a new bassist but I'm not gonna let the cat out of the bag yet as to whom it is and where he hails from. But you will hear about it soon.
Also some new promo pics are in the works. So when those are complete the site will get an overhaul again, and then you will be filled in on the new bassist/back-up singer for Deprived.
So once again, stay tuned. I promise you he's a younger guy, not and old ass guy like last time. And the women say he's pretty damn cute too. So stick around and we'll be right back!!!!!!

November 24, 2005 -
Happy Thanksgiving!!

September 7, 2005 -
Well long time no updates. So let me let everyone know what's been going on.
First off we have 2 upcoming shows this weekend. First one is all-ages and is at the Mad Rose in East Stroudsburg. And the 2nd is at Mother's Bar and Grill in Easton. For all info, show times, show dates, go to our shows page by clicking HERE.

Also, there have been a few rumors flying around as of late. So let me get right in there and clear them up quickly.
1st - There's one going around that the band is breaking up. FALSE The band is not breaking up.
2nd - There's one going around that Vince is leaving the band. TRUE Vince has left due to personal reasons and we wish him the best of luck on all of his future endeavors.
3rd - There's a rumor going around that Mike is going to be a daddy. TRUE/FALSE The reasoning behind the true/false is b/c Mike and his girl Jess were expecting a child, but sadly they lost it last friday after being a month and a half into the pregnancy. So please is you actually are reading this, send your condolences to Mike at or to Jess at

So you may be asking yourselves, "since Vince is gone, how are you going to play these next 2 shows this weekend". That's a very good question. And the answer is very simple. Does everyone remember Ian?? That's right, Ian has been nice enough to help us out in the time of need and come back for these 2 shows. We are very fortunate that he has decided to help us do this.
After these shows we are going on hiatus until we find a new bassist and he learns all of the songs.

So I want to see everyone out on Friday night and 21+ fans out on Saturday night. We are debuting some new tunes both night. SO BE THERE!!

August 19, 2005 -
First and foremost, I'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone whom came out on Wed night at the Grape Street Pub. The crowd was great, the sound was great, the bands were great, and the venue was incredible. So the next big Thank You goes out to the lighting/sound woman on hand Wednesday night, and an even bigger one to Grape Street for having us down there.
Next, all of the website is now fully functional. The bio has finally been re-written after 5 months.
You can check that out on the main page HERE or you can check it out right...HERE
A new banner was added HERE letting everyone know where you can request our songs and the radio stations phone numbers!! So please, bug the living shit out of them to play our music on the air!!!

And last but not least, we have a new show coming up. Just got all the final details today....
September 9th (Fri) - Mad Rose
(East Stroudsburg, PA) ...Click Here... for directions.
(w/ Ovlo, Terminal Inertia, and Jaded Son)
Show starts at 9pm. Deprived will be going on stage at Midnight!!
All-Ages show!!! 21+ to drink!
Price: $5
*The Mad Rose is located inside the Shannon Inn*

August 6, 2005 -
Updated the Shows Page with all the information on August 17th Show!!

July 25, 2005 -
Added a ton of new Unsigned Band's links to the Links Page.
Added 2 new show dates...
Aug 4th - Club 218 (Philly, PA)
and Aug 17th - Grape Street Philadelphia (Philly, PA)
To find out all additional details on the shows, go to the shows page....HERE

July 6, 2005 -
Added new Mike pictures.
Added new Deprived pictures.
Re-scanned and re-did Deprived 98-04 pictures.
Re-scanned and re-did Rich's pictures.
Re-scanned and re-did Ian's pictures.
Need to add 2 more 98-04 Deprived pictures, 5 more Rich pics, and 1 more Ian picture.
All photos are now in order from newest photos first to oldest photos last.
*with the exception of Ian and Rich's pages.*
Also, I added a new photo section dedicated to my first band "The Flaming Skulls". It consisted of Mike Schaffer - vocals/guitar, Matthew Schweibinz - vocals/guitar, and Richard Schaffer - drums. Check out all those photos thru the pictures link.

July 5, 2005 -
Added a new show date to the shows page!! The show is July 9th. Go to the Shows Page HERE to find out all the details.
Added new Vince pictures.
Added new Dan pictures.
A lot of new band photos and Mike photos to be uploaded in the next few days.
Added a new pic to our 2nd page (main screen).
And last but not least....
I recently purchased a device to help me in uploading old VHS to my computer. So I'm going to be uploading a lot of video footage to my computer in the next month or so. Hopefully I'll have some video footage up on the site for download.
After that, I am hoping to begin taping a lot of live footage, band rehearsals, goofing off, and some music videos and making a DVD which will then be available for sale.
But again, that is all in due time. I have a TON of video footage (new and old) to sort thru.

June 29, 2005 -
Added a new show date to the shows page!! The show is June 25th. Go to the Shows Page HERE and find out all the details.

Deprived is now part of Check out our profile...HERE!!!

Also, we are going into the studio in a few weeks to record a demo. So we hope to have that out to you guys in the next 2 months or sooner!!

And on one final note, there will be a lot of pics being added within the next 2 weeks. We have a lot of pics taken from our recent shows, and just some fuckin around pics that I will have up soon.

June 18, 2005 -
A real quick change has been made for tonight's show. The show was initially supposed to start at 10pm, but now it starts at 9:30pm. So if u are coming out, try and make it a litle earlier now.
The voting for the Van's Warped Tour starts later today. So please, click on the link provided and vote to get us on this year's Van's Warped Tour!!

June 2, 2005 -
I would like to send out a big ol' THANK YOU to everyone whom came out to last night's show out at Abilene's on South Street in Philly!! We all had a blast and are looking forward to playing there again in the very near future.

We have a few more shows yet coming up for this month. So stay tuned to the shows page for all current updates. Or, sign up to our mailing list to recieve up-to-date information on all things DEPRIVED!!

May 29, 2005 -
First off, a big THANK YOU to all that attended Friday's show at Arch Street Hotel. We all had a blast.
And of course a bigger THANK YOU goes out to Type 14 and Stik Figure. Both of which put on one hell of a show!!

I updated the shows page with 2 new show dates. June 1st and the 22nd.
All additional information for the shows is in the shows page.
Also, the show on June 3rd at Chucker Chubbs has been cancelled!!!

Added a new poem to the poetry page. It was emailed to me back in 2003. I was going thru some old ass email and stumbled across it. It's entitled Before You. Written by Sharri Beagle. You can find it under the miscellaneous section, then under Poetry.

Also, a few new Merch items have been added in to our store. Go check them out and get some Deprived Merch!!

May 11, 2005 -
All you have to do is click on the link provided below and listen to one of the 2 songs provided all the way through. For every song that gets played all the way thru, we get credited for and get one step closer to being on the Ernie Ball Stage at this years Warped Tour.
So please everyone, Click Here and listen up to get us on this years Warped Tour!!

May 7, 2005 -
New pictures have been added!
Vince's Bio has been updated

May 1, 2005 -

April 27, 2005 -
Well, for all of you on the Mailing List, you will notice that you have mail!! That's right, the mailing list is back up and running once again.
The pictures page is still unavailable as of now. There are a ton of new photos to be uploaded, so please be patient with that.
The links page has been updated.
The Bio will be updated and re-written shortly.
And for all of you that want to know when/where you can catch Deprived, hop your asses right on over to our shows page. There you will see that as of this moment in time we have 4 shows booked and ready to go. So starting May 27th, Deprived will be officially BACK!!

April 4, 2005 -
First and foremost, I'd like to extend a very Happy Birthday out to my father whom turned 42 today. Happy B-Day Pops!!!!
Also, construction to this site is still coming along as of now. Some pages are getting there little by little. Everything will be completed shortly.
Also, if you are interested in seeing what the other 2 former members of Deprived are up to these days (Ian and Rich), hop on over to their new band's website located HERE!!!!

That's all the news for now. Stay tuned for further updates; and also for all of you on the mailing list, it will be brought back shortly. Sorry for not keeping you guys updated first. But when everything is in place and finalized, the emails will start coming along once again!!

April 2, 2005 -
For the next several days, this site will be under some very heavy construction!!
So please be aware that some pages may be temporarily down, some pages may not work properly, and so forth.

March 27, 2005 -
Well, as you can see by the new photo on the front page, we now have the new line-up completed.
A new bio will be written up shortly, the band member page will be put back up, all new photos are coming, and new shows by the end of april.
On bass and back-up vocals, we have Vince. And on drums, we have Dan.
Again, stay tuned for all the latest info coming your way very soon!!!!!!!!

February 28, 2005 -
A lot of new news is on the way in the next few days to the next few weeks ahead!!

But first, please take the time to fill out the Petition to bring Y100 Philadelphia's Alternative Rock Station 100.3 FM back!! To get all the news on what happened and what you can do about bringing them back, again, please visit the website and sign the Petition

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