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Chris Quirarte- Drums

Chris's Bio

Born: September 3, 1975


Equipment: Pacific 7-piece drumset, Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals, Roland SPD-S


Influences: Neil Peart, Bill Bruford, Mike Portnoy, Alan White, Mark Zonder, Tim (Herb) Alexander, Virgil Donati, Terry Bozzio.


Favorite Bands: Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Pain of Salvation, Genesis, Dream Theater, Queensryche, Kansas, Fates Warning, Pink Floyd.


Favorite Albums: "Hold Your Fire"-Rush, "Snow"-Spock's Beard, "Remedy Lane"-Pain of Salvation, "Operation Mindcrime"-Queensryche, "Relayer"-Yes

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Favorite Movies: Any Star Wars movie, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dazed and Confused, Pulp Fiction, Proof, The Dark Knight


Favorite TV Shows: South Park, The Simpsons, That 70's Show, Family Guy.


Hobbies: Reading

 

Jackson Heskett - Vocals

Jackson's Bio

Born: January 20 1983



Instruments: Lead Vocals


Influences: Geoff Tate, Kahn, Jeff Scott Soto, Steve Perry, Steve Walsh, Geddy Lee, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Myles Kennedy, Brandon Boyd, Bono, Frank Zappa, Tony Levin, Victor Wooten, Seth MacFarlane.


Favorite Bands: Queensryche, Kamelot, Porcupine Tree, Prince, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Soul Sirkus, Frank Zappa, Symphony X, U2, Steely Dan, Return to Forever, Dave Matthews Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dream Theater, Genesis.


Favorite Albums: 2112- Rush, Operation: Mindcrime- Queensryche, Fear of a Blank Planet- Porcupine Tree, Boston- Boston I, Frank Zappa- Joe's Garage, Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior, Dream Theater- Metropolis 2: Scenes from a Memory, Joe Satriani- Surfing with the Alien, Victor Wooten- A Show of Hands, Jaco Pastorius- Entire Discography, Prince- Purple Rain


Favorite Movies: A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Spinal Tap, Superbad, Team America, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD, Tommy Boy, Grandma's Boy, and pretty much anything Adam Sandler isn't in.


Favorite TV Shows: Family Guy, American Dad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, The Sarah Silverman Program, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Futurama, Reno 911, South Park, SpongeBob Squarepants, anything Seth MacFarlane touches pretty much


Hobbies: Wrting Cartoons, sports, competitive eating, playing bass, playing drums.

 

Sean Entrikin - Guitars

Sean's Bio

Born: August 18, 1977



Instrument: Yamaha Pacifica 6-string, Dillion 7-string guitar, Washburn Nuno model 6-string, Line 6 Pro, Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab, Daddario.10-.46 strings, Dunlop .96mm pick


Influences: Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Zakk Wylde, John Petrucci, Daniel Gildenlow, Alex Lifeson


Favorite Bands: Pain of Salvation, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Dream Theater, Rush, Michael Jackson, Steve Vai


Favorite Albums: The Perfect Element Pt.1 - Pain of Salvation, Tribute - Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads, Blizzard of Ozz & Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads, Master of Puppets -Metallica, Fire Garden - Steve Vai, Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation


Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Naked Gun 2, The Matrix Trilogy, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Jesus of Nazereth


Favorite TV shows: Whose Line is it Anyway?, Seinfeld, Married With Children, Pardon The Interruption, Law & Order, SVU


Hobbies: Watching TV/videos (sports and music), playing Madden 2004

 

Neil McQueen - Keyboards

Neil's Bio

Born:Yes. Once.


Instrument: Keyboards (Piano, Hammond organ, Electric Pianos, Synthesizers, Melodion, and a lot of non-keyboard sounds coming out of keyboards), backing vocals. Also double on drums, bass, and guitar (but not around these guys...).


Equipment: Nord Stage 73, Yamaha S90-ES, Yamaha MotifES, Steinway S grand with midi recording abilities, Yamaha KX-88, Hammond 44 electric melodion through effects pedal board (very unique new sound), giggable PowerMac G4 with MainStage running Logic instruments, Native Instruments B4, Scarbee Electric Pianos, Ivory, Moog, Strings and loads of other sounds, Kurzweil rack, Roland JV rack, M-Audio Axiom, 1983 Fender telecaster, Yamaha acoustic/electric guitars, Fender P-bass, several mics, electronic and acoustic drums, most of the latter in my two studios. Have had Hammond B-3s, C-3s, Porta-Bs, Fender Rhodes electric pianos, Leslies (most recently a 122 bulldog w/ Speakeasy pre), but too much "oh the back", especially given what Nord Stage keyboards can pull off these days. A really fun and expressive Hammond 44 electric melodion. No Keytars, ever.


Influences: Yes, King Crimson, Bach, Bud Powell, Porcupine Tree, Keith Jarrett, Steely Dan, Dregs, John Novello/Niacin, Spock's Beard, Brad Mehldau, Oscar Peterson, Muse, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Mars Volta, Elvis Costello, Eric Satie, Rare Earth, Gentle Giant, Handel, John Coltrane, Vince Guaraldi, Triumvirate, Spirit, Focus, Diana Krall, Crack the Sky, Counting Crows, Medeski Martin and Woods, Thelonius Monk, Albinoni, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Mozart, Duke Ellington, Marian McPartland, Lennie Tristano.

 

Favorite Bands:Prymary, Porcupine Tree, Yes, Bud Powell, Brad Mehldau, Bach, Spock's Beard, Oscar Peterson, Muse, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Mars Volta, Elvis Costello, Eric Satie, Rare Earth, Gentle Giant, Handel, John Coltrane, Vince Guaraldi, Steely Dan, Dregs, Triumvirate, Spirit, Focus, Diana Krall, Crack the Sky, Counting Crows, Medeski Martin and Woods, John Novello/Niacin, Thelonius Monk, Albinoni, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Mozart, Duke Ellington, Marian McPartland, Lennie Tristano.


Favorite Album:So tough. Probably Yes Close to the Edge, or Fragile, or Porcupine Tree Deadwing, or King Crimson Discipline, or Triumvirate, or Miles Davis Kind of Blue, or Keith Jarrett doing Handel Suites, or Keith Jarrett's Whisper Not masterpiece, or Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, or Wakeman Six Wives, or Echolyn As the World.... But please, not on MP3, todays' MP3 world is listening to way too much over-compressed, dynamically dead music. But that's another story. Meantime, I need to get the vinyl back out.


Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Pulp Fiction, and Pulp Fiction, in that order. And both old and new versions of Cape Fear. And the Thelonius Monk story "Straight no chaser". On the first two, I guess I like getting the inside matter scared out of me, and that only happens when something is offbeat and a bit sideways of expectation. The sideways comment also pertains to the Monk movie, but in that case it's about being yourself, and being different. Still don't know if he was crazy like a fox or just crazy. Doesn't matter I guess. Oh, and for never-get-tired-of-watching-it entertainment, the Oceans movies and the Bourne stuff.


Favorite TV Shows: Andy Griffith, Rachel Maddow, Simpsons, The Deadliest Catch, UFC bouts. Yea, that's an odd list. Not much TV time though. Certainly never the Laguna Beach reality series for sure, because I live there, and the whole town hates what it's done to us.


Hobby: Playing full-speed locrian riffs in 7/4...oh wait, that's 13/8. Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Being a Mac Nut. Music equipment G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). Dog training and teenager training -- so many similarities, but I have to pick up less after the dog ;-). Laughing at politicians.

Rob Young - Bass

 

Rob's Bio

 

Born: December 28, 1964

 

Experience: Graduate of Musicians Institute of Hollywood with over 20 + years playing experience in stage, studio, bass clinics and private lessons.

 

Equipment: Carvin basses and pro audio, Elixer strings, Digitech effects.

 

Influences: Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Jeff Berlin, Jaco Pastorious, John Entwistle, Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, Derek Smalls, Danny Partridge. (just to name a few)

 

Favorite Bands: Queensryche, Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rush, Yes, The Who, Spinal Tap, Primus, Iron Maiden….

 

Favorite Albums: Empire – Queensryche, Killers – Iron Maiden, Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd, Close to the Edge – Yes, 2112 – Rush, Who’s Next / Live at Leeds – The Who. (too many to list, these have to be my all time favorites)

 

Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Tombstone, Batman, The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber, Monty Python’s In Search of the Holy Grail.

 

Favorite TV Shows: Family Guy, South Park, Discovery Channel, History Channel.

 

Hobbies: Martial Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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