TENBEARS      
         
   


INSTRUMENT - bass, vocals, 12-string accoustic
EXPERIENCE - lots
GEAR - Gallien-Krueger 800RB, Ampeg SVTPRO-6, Warwick Darklord Vampyre, Fender Jazz
PREVIOUS BANDS - many
INFLUENCES - metal, jazz, chunk funk, celtic

 

Tenbears' solid playing, in conjunction with Fast Eddie's heavy hitting on the skins, makes for a driving, rock-hard rythym section that thunders like a freight train.

 

Played in many bands from jazz to metal to traditional celtic.

 

He started jamming with other kids from his grade 7 classes. His first "bass" was an electric guitar with the top 2 strings missing. A few years down the road he bought his first real bass from Ken Jones' Music Shop in the west end of Toronto. It was a '65 Fender Jazz which he still has to this day. He played in numerous high school bands over the years, and continued to play in bands through university and beyond.

 

He has also played many solo gigs playing celtic tunes with 12 string in hand.

 

He has known Bess Ross and "Fast "Eddie Coulson for many years so it was like an old homecoming.

 

 
         
  JUSTIN 'JUSTIFIER'      
       
   


INSTRUMENT - lead vocals
EXPERIENCE - lots
GEAR - Shure Microphones, EV Microphones
PREVIOUS BANDS - Empty Chains, Cobalt, Zero Haze, Snakeskin
INFLUENCES - Metallica, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Iron Maiden, Skid Row


Justin started singing at 10 years of age and started taking vocal lessons at the age of 16 when he decided to enrol in the musical and dramatic arts program at Wexford C.I in Scarborough. When he graduated high school, he started his first original rock band,'Empty Chains' where he played local high school and college gigs around the GTA as well as the occasional bar gig. At 21 years of age he regrouped to form the band 'Cobalt', playing a mix of alternative/hard rock covers and originals. After playing in local Battle of The Bands, Cobalt came in the top 10 bands to open for 'Finger Eleven' at the Palladium (Mississauga) in 1999.

 

In 2002 during a concert in Buffalo NY he met one of his idols, Eric Martin of 'Mr. Big' where he got to share the stage with him for the hit rock ballad 'To Be With You'. In 2003 he entered a singing contest at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto, singing Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again' coming in the top 10 vocalists to enter the finals.

 

Influenced by such bands as Metallica, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Iron Maiden and Skid Row, he continued to play in the original hard rock band 'Zero Haze' in 2009, sharing the stage with the likes of Barry Stock of 'Three Days Grace' and his own creation, cover band 'Snakeskin' in 2012.

 

Now he continues to sing in his newest top 40's cover band 'Fight The Feedback' playing local bars around the city and his current original hard rock/metal band 'PURVEYOR OF CHAOS'.

 

 
         
  BULLDOG BESS ROSS      
         
   


INSTRUMENT - guitar
EXPERIENCE - lots
GEAR - fender stratocasters (1979 antiquity, jimi hendrix reissu, 1984 fender elite, highway 1, 1982 tokai goldstar copy), flying vs, marshal jcm 800 4 input heads, marshall jcm 800 master volume heads, marshall super bass 100 watt heads, marshall mode four cabinets, boss analogue pedal, boss dd3, boss chorus ensemble, boss accoustic simulator, dunlop original crybaby, dunlop 88 nylon pics, emg pickups, rocktron pro gap, boss delay reverb, boss flanger, boss pedal tuner, samson airline wireless, digitech wammy pedal, ernie hall power slinky 11-48
PREVIOUS BANDS - PENETRATOR, TRAVELIN WAR, BRAWL
INFLUENCES - jimi hendrix, zach wilde, michael schenker, randy rhodes, jake lee, robin trower, paul gilbert, yngvie malmstein, ted nugent...

 

A left-handed player, Bulldog Bess Ross, pro guitarist of PURVEYOR OF CHAOS, was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Bess started playing guitar at the age of 12. He received his first "real" guitar for his bar mitzvah - a 1972 fender telecaster. Bess' first influence came from seeing Jimi Hendrix on the Ed Sullivan show. Bess quickly became a fan of fender stratocasters, currently owning five. Bess joined his first band in high school named "Crud" and took guitar lessons from jazz guitarist Lorne Lofsky and notable violinist and music writer Ben Mink.

 

Bess met Tony Iommi wihle Iommi was recording "Never Say Die" in Toronto. The two became friends, Iommi even joining young Bess at his parents' home for dinner and used some of Bess' guitars in recording the album. Bess and Iommi connected with their love of guitars and Iommi invited Bess to Europe as his personal guitar tech for the European leg of the "Never Say Die" tour. This is where Bess learned first hand how a guitar hero operates on stage every night!

 

Upon his return from Europe, Bess worked with the Canadian band Anvil on the "Metal on Metal" album.

He moved forward creating other original projects including Brawl and Travelin War (co-produced with friend, Simon Zanderzand). In early 2004, Bess and Zanderzand met singer Maxel Black and bassist Dave T. Green. The bond of their musical talents took hold quickly as they formed the band Penetrator and plummeted through writing and recording a 9 song phenomena that had neighbours knocking on the door to get in to hear the commotion first hand. Penetrator's demo was released in June of 2004, sparking rave reviews throughout the world. Penetrator had inked a worldwide distribution deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The impending release came out in May 2005. Penetrator then commenced a 6 week us tour in March 2005 and they then embarked on a European tour in July 2005. The band employed Metal Queen Management as their management team.

 

 
         
  FAST EDDIE      
         
 
 

INSTRUMENT - Drums
EXPERIENCE - Too many years to mention.:-)
GEAR - Yamaha, Tama, Sabian, Zildjian, Maypex, Pearl
PREVIOUS BANDS - numerous tribute bands
INFLUENCES - Rush, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Oz, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, ACDC, Guns & Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.

 

Fast Eddie Coulson has played drums for many years. He started playing at the age of 7 years of age when he jammed with his Dad who played electric and acoustic guitar.

 

Eddie played in many different bands and tribute bands since the age of 12. Some of the bands were tributes to Rush, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Oz, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, ACDC, Guns & Roses and Ozzy Osbourne. He toured throughout all of Canada in his extensive career.

 

He now plays in the all orig. band 'PURVEYOR OF CHAOS' and loves it! He has known the other members of the band for many years and grew up as kids with Bess Ross.

 

 
         
 
 
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