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Classic, Hard Driving Rock/Metal from Chicago! Tony Spillman (Earthen Grave)-guitars ,Nick Bozidarevic (Band Of Brothers)-Guitars, Elvin Rodriguez (Helmer,Pain Savior)- vocals, Paul Rau (Band Of Brothers,The Music Dudes)-keyboards Billy McGuffey (Band Of Brothers)-bass and Chris Martins (Band Of Brothers)-drums. Produced by Bruce Franklin (Trouble) For bookiing arrangements, please contact Mercyful Mike Smith at: cosmic_doom_420@yahoo.com TONY SPILLMAN From a very early age, Tony Spillman was very interested in music, mainly "sing-a-longs" like The Beatles and Three-Dog-Night. Growing up in the 70’s was a very exciting time for music and Tony was exposed to a variety of different musical styles. He bought his first guitar, a Lotus Les Paul, in 1978. In 1978 he started playing in a local band called Mad Dog. They only knew 5 songs, but they played them over and over; tunes like "Speedy's Coming" from the Scorpions, old Aerosmith – "Train Kept a Rollin", and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". In 1981 Tony was introduced to a band called Trouble. After hanging out with them at a few rehearsals, he began working for the band as a guitar technician. It was a very interesting time in music. The days of thrash and death metal had yet to arrive, so metal music really was not yet defined; it was still called rock and roll. Tony worked with Trouble until 1985. From 1985-1991 Tony settled down to have a family and work on his own original music. From 1991-1993 He started playing in a local band called Warfare – a speed metal band. From 1993-1994, Spillman played in grunge rock/metal band called Mr. Crazy. By 1995, Tony launched a band called Epitaph, which was a groove rock/doom band. They played throughout Chicago for 3 years, opening for a variety of national touring acts. After that, Tony became a founding member of Angry Chair, an Alice in Chains tribute band. 37 songs and 4 years later, Angry Chair were touring all over the Midwest and East Coast. After a successful run with Angry Chair, Tony felt it was time to move on, and relocated to Arizona where he started working on his solo record called Spillage. During this time he continued working as a guitar technician for Trouble, Prong and Ministry. In November of 2007 Tony moved back to Chicago. While working as a stage manager and back line technician, Ron Holzner called him to work for his “new” band, Earthen Grave. Ron said, “Since it’s your birthday, why don’t you play a song with us”. The song they played was Black Sabbath's "Children Of The Grave". A few days after the performance, Ron called and asked Tony to join the band. Throughout his lifetime travels, Tony will tell you two things: "Life has a funny way of doing things", and “There are only three things that really matter in life and music: Love, Character & Integrity”. The greatest is Love. NICK BOZIDAREVIC First picked up the guitar at age 13 and was immediately drawn to heavy rock artists of that time. Primarily self-taught, he has played in many bands over the years and some 40 years later, is currently in two bands, Band of Brothers and Spillage, which both include long-time friends from early high school bands. He cites Michael Schenker, Tony Iommi, Uli Roth, Ritchie Blackmore and Frank Marino as major influences on his playing style. ELVIN RODRIGUEZ Multifaceted vocals/ARTIST of Elvin Rodriguez (SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, PAIN SAVIOR, A LIARS HEAVEN,HELMER.) Elvin has been singing and writing songs since he was 14 years old. Born and raised in the New Jersey. Driven to create great music with other musicians from all spectrums including Paul Crook(Meat Loaf/Anthrax),Tracy G.(WW3/Dio), Ray Luzier(Korn/DLR).Presently landing a gig auditioning with the guys from Spillage at Maryland Doom Fest 2016."I feel a huge connection with these guys, we write songs like we've been doing it for years, I'm really thankful they let me into the family."Influences include John Bush, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Eric Wagner, Chris Cornell. PAUL RAU Has been playing piano and keys from a young age. He loves playing a wide range of music, from church music to classical, funk, rock, and heavy metal. He has played in many different bands and has played in bands with several Spillage members since the age of 13. In addition to Spillage, he currently plays with Band of Brothers and The Music Dudes, and he is the Music Director and Music Teacher at St. Odilo School in Berwyn, IL. BILLY MCGUFFEY Bass player and professional airbrush artist. Art and music has long played a role in the life of Billy McGuffey..a world recognized talent with an airbrush, he currently offers his artworks for sale at various art galleries and on his website www.extremecreationz.com..He has also played bass with Nomad (Pre-Sacred Warrior), Limitless, Band Of Brothers, Magnum CHRIS MARTINS Chris is currently the driving force behind Band of Brothers, a Chicago area musical collaboration established in 2008 with some long-time friends to initially pay tribute to a fallen friend. The band continues today, performing a blend of classic heavy metal and hard rock anthems they grew up on with original material -- of which Chris is a contributor, both musically and lyrically. Chris picked up his first pair of drumsticks at the age of 12 and as was the case with many a young drummer, was immediately drawn to the playing of Buddy Rich. Shortly thereafter, he heard his first Black Sabbath album and the manic playing of Bill Ward set Chris on his path. As his skills continued to develop, Chris incorporated elements of his favorite drummers into his style, most notably Bill Ward as previously mentioned, as well as Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge , Frankie Banali and Animal. Following the traditional route, Chris joined his first “garage” band with a group of friends and continued to play in various incarnations of bands throughout his high school years. During his time in one of these bands, Horizon, an up-and-coming young drummer would frequent their rehearsals, observing and admiring Chris’s playing; this influence can be heard today in the style of Sacred Warrior’s Tony Valesquez. As the years progressed, so too did Chris’s dynamic playing. In the mid-Eighties, he joined the band 200 Proof, who enjoyed a solid local following in the Chicago-land area. After this stint, Chris reconnected with some of his old bandmates and provided his solid percussive skills for about 5 years gigging and recording original material with Never Never, a band which enabled Chris to showcase his progressive roots and technical proficiencies. During this time, he also joined forces with some other friends to help create the metal powerhouse DVS. He spent the good part of the Nineties with this group, which prior to its conclusion, shifted their focus to becoming an Iron Maiden tribute band. Chris also enjoyed a brief fill-in stint with the band Epitaph, of which Tony Spillman was once a member. Bring on Spillage! Nicknames: “Lars”, “The Bigman”, and “The Hardest 2 and 4 in the Business” BRUCE FRANKLIN Carving his niche in musical history with Chicago doom legends Trouble, Bruce Franklin needs no introduction. Having shared duties with partner Rick Wartell in Trouble since its inception in 1979, Bruce has also played in Supershine, his solo project featuring King's X bassist Doug Pinnick, and has done a few guest spots, most noteably with Krux and Tourniquet. Bruce is also no stranger to producing, and he left his mark on the debut release from Spillage and will be producing the upcoming second album to be released mid 2018 Hard-Driving Rock/Metal With A Touch Of Doom Blues! Tony Spillman - Billy McGuffey - Chris Martins- Nick Bozidarevic-Elvin Rodriguez-Paul Rau
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Genres:
Drum, Bass, Electronic, Metal, Rock
Band Members:
Elvin Rodriguez - Vocals, Billy McGuffey - Bass, Lothar Keller - Vocals, Paul Rau - Keyboards, Past Members, Willie Max - Bass, Bruce Franklin - Guitars, Tony Spillman - Guitars, Mark Weiner - Vocals, Nick Bozidarevic - Guitars, Chris Martins - Drums
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

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Classic, Hard Driving Rock/Metal from Chicago! Tony Spillman (Earthen Grave)-guitars ,Nick Bozidarevic (Band Of Brothers)-Guitars, Elvin Rodriguez (Helmer,Pain Savior)- vocals, Paul Rau (Band Of Brothers,The Music Dudes)-keyboards Billy McGuffey (Band Of Brothers)-bass and Chris Martins (Band Of Brothers)-drums. Produced by Bruce Franklin (Trouble) For bookiing arrangements, please contact Mercyful Mike Smith at: cosmic_doom_420@yahoo.com TONY SPILLMAN From a very early age, Tony Spillman was very interested in music, mainly "sing-a-longs" like The Beatles and Three-Dog-Night. Growing up in the 70’s was a very exciting time for music and Tony was exposed to a variety of different musical styles. He bought his first guitar, a Lotus Les Paul, in 1978. In 1978 he started playing in a local band called Mad Dog. They only knew 5 songs, but they played them over and over; tunes like "Speedy's Coming" from the Scorpions, old Aerosmith – "Train Kept a Rollin", and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". In 1981 Tony was introduced to a band called Trouble. After hanging out with them at a few rehearsals, he began working for the band as a guitar technician. It was a very interesting time in music. The days of thrash and death metal had yet to arrive, so metal music really was not yet defined; it was still called rock and roll. Tony worked with Trouble until 1985. From 1985-1991 Tony settled down to have a family and work on his own original music. From 1991-1993 He started playing in a local band called Warfare – a speed metal band. From 1993-1994, Spillman played in grunge rock/metal band called Mr. Crazy. By 1995, Tony launched a band called Epitaph, which was a groove rock/doom band. They played throughout Chicago for 3 years, opening for a variety of national touring acts. After that, Tony became a founding member of Angry Chair, an Alice in Chains tribute band. 37 songs and 4 years later, Angry Chair were touring all over the Midwest and East Coast. After a successful run with Angry Chair, Tony felt it was time to move on, and relocated to Arizona where he started working on his solo record called Spillage. During this time he continued working as a guitar technician for Trouble, Prong and Ministry. In November of 2007 Tony moved back to Chicago. While working as a stage manager and back line technician, Ron Holzner called him to work for his “new” band, Earthen Grave. Ron said, “Since it’s your birthday, why don’t you play a song with us”. The song they played was Black Sabbath's "Children Of The Grave". A few days after the performance, Ron called and asked Tony to join the band. Throughout his lifetime travels, Tony will tell you two things: "Life has a funny way of doing things", and “There are only three things that really matter in life and music: Love, Character & Integrity”. The greatest is Love. NICK BOZIDAREVIC First picked up the guitar at age 13 and was immediately drawn to heavy rock artists of that time. Primarily self-taught, he has played in many bands over the years and some 40 years later, is currently in two bands, Band of Brothers and Spillage, which both include long-time friends from early high school bands. He cites Michael Schenker, Tony Iommi, Uli Roth, Ritchie Blackmore and Frank Marino as major influences on his playing style. ELVIN RODRIGUEZ Multifaceted vocals/ARTIST of Elvin Rodriguez (SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, PAIN SAVIOR, A LIARS HEAVEN,HELMER.) Elvin has been singing and writing songs since he was 14 years old. Born and raised in the New Jersey. Driven to create great music with other musicians from all spectrums including Paul Crook(Meat Loaf/Anthrax),Tracy G.(WW3/Dio), Ray Luzier(Korn/DLR).Presently landing a gig auditioning with the guys from Spillage at Maryland Doom Fest 2016."I feel a huge connection with these guys, we write songs like we've been doing it for years, I'm really thankful they let me into the family."Influences include John Bush, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Eric Wagner, Chris Cornell. PAUL RAU Has been playing piano and keys from a young age. He loves playing a wide range of music, from church music to classical, funk, rock, and heavy metal. He has played in many different bands and has played in bands with several Spillage members since the age of 13. In addition to Spillage, he currently plays with Band of Brothers and The Music Dudes, and he is the Music Director and Music Teacher at St. Odilo School in Berwyn, IL. BILLY MCGUFFEY Bass player and professional airbrush artist. Art and music has long played a role in the life of Billy McGuffey..a world recognized talent with an airbrush, he currently offers his artworks for sale at various art galleries and on his website www.extremecreationz.com..He has also played bass with Nomad (Pre-Sacred Warrior), Limitless, Band Of Brothers, Magnum CHRIS MARTINS Chris is currently the driving force behind Band of Brothers, a Chicago area musical collaboration established in 2008 with some long-time friends to initially pay tribute to a fallen friend. The band continues today, performing a blend of classic heavy metal and hard rock anthems they grew up on with original material -- of which Chris is a contributor, both musically and lyrically. Chris picked up his first pair of drumsticks at the age of 12 and as was the case with many a young drummer, was immediately drawn to the playing of Buddy Rich. Shortly thereafter, he heard his first Black Sabbath album and the manic playing of Bill Ward set Chris on his path. As his skills continued to develop, Chris incorporated elements of his favorite drummers into his style, most notably Bill Ward as previously mentioned, as well as Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge , Frankie Banali and Animal. Following the traditional route, Chris joined his first “garage” band with a group of friends and continued to play in various incarnations of bands throughout his high school years. During his time in one of these bands, Horizon, an up-and-coming young drummer would frequent their rehearsals, observing and admiring Chris’s playing; this influence can be heard today in the style of Sacred Warrior’s Tony Valesquez. As the years progressed, so too did Chris’s dynamic playing. In the mid-Eighties, he joined the band 200 Proof, who enjoyed a solid local following in the Chicago-land area. After this stint, Chris reconnected with some of his old bandmates and provided his solid percussive skills for about 5 years gigging and recording original material with Never Never, a band which enabled Chris to showcase his progressive roots and technical proficiencies. During this time, he also joined forces with some other friends to help create the metal powerhouse DVS. He spent the good part of the Nineties with this group, which prior to its conclusion, shifted their focus to becoming an Iron Maiden tribute band. Chris also enjoyed a brief fill-in stint with the band Epitaph, of which Tony Spillman was once a member. Bring on Spillage! Nicknames: “Lars”, “The Bigman”, and “The Hardest 2 and 4 in the Business” BRUCE FRANKLIN Carving his niche in musical history with Chicago doom legends Trouble, Bruce Franklin needs no introduction. Having shared duties with partner Rick Wartell in Trouble since its inception in 1979, Bruce has also played in Supershine, his solo project featuring King's X bassist Doug Pinnick, and has done a few guest spots, most noteably with Krux and Tourniquet. Bruce is also no stranger to producing, and he left his mark on the debut release from Spillage and will be producing the upcoming second album to be released mid 2018 Hard-Driving Rock/Metal With A Touch Of Doom Blues! Tony Spillman - Billy McGuffey - Chris Martins- Nick Bozidarevic-Elvin Rodriguez-Paul Rau
Show More
Genres:
Drum, Bass, Electronic, Metal, Rock
Band Members:
Elvin Rodriguez - Vocals, Billy McGuffey - Bass, Lothar Keller - Vocals, Paul Rau - Keyboards, Past Members, Willie Max - Bass, Bruce Franklin - Guitars, Tony Spillman - Guitars, Mark Weiner - Vocals, Nick Bozidarevic - Guitars, Chris Martins - Drums
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

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