NEXT APPEARANCE...

 


SONS OF APOLLO
N. AMERICA TOUR


MAY 19, 2018
The Palladium
Worcester, MA

MAY 20, 2018
The Howard Theatre
Washington DC

MAY 26, 2018
Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre
San Juan, Puerto Rico

 


JUN 16, 2018
Guitar & songwriting clinics at
SLAM In Airdrie
Airdrie, Canada
FB event page HERE

 


SONS OF APOLLO
EUROPE TOUR


JUN 22, 2018
Hellfest festival
Clisson, France

JUN 23, 2018
Graspop festival
Dessel, Belgium

JUN 24, 2018
Teatro Degli Arcimbodi festival
Milan, Italy

JUN 26, 2018
Futurum
Prague, Czechia

JUN 27, 2018
Hellraiser
Leipzig, Germany

JUN 28, 2018
Neushoorn
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

JUN 30, 2018
Be Prog! My Friend festival
Barcelona, Spain
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*

JUL 1, 2018
Ramblin' Man festival
Maidstone, England

JUL 2, 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall
Motherwell, England

JUL 3, 2018
Limelight
Belfast, N. Ireland

JUL 4, 2018
Tivoli Theatre
Dublin, Ireland

JUL 6, 2018
Helgeafestivalen festival
Knislinge, Sweden

JUL 7, 2018
The Haunt
Brighton, England

JUL 8, 2018
Rescue Rooms
Nottingham, England

JUL 14, 2018
Dynamo Metal Fest
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*

AUG 3, 2018
Wacken Open Air festival
Wacken, Germany

AUG 18, 2018
Prog In Park Fest
Warsaw, Poland
Facebook Event page

AUG 19, 2018
Barba Negra
Budapest, Hungary

 


SEP 7, 2018
Prog Power USA
Atlanta, GA

 


SONS OF APOLLO
JAPAN TOUR


SEP 10, 2018
Big Cat
Osaka, Japan

SEP 11, 2018
Liquid Room
Tokyo, Japan

SEP 12, 2018
Liquid Room
Tokyo, Japan

 


SONS OF APOLLO
EUROPE TOUR


SEP 15, 2018
Raismes Fest
Raismes, France

SEP 19, 2018
GlavClub
Moscow, Russia

SEP 22, 2018
Ancient Roman Theater
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
*TICKETS HERE*

SEP 24, 2018
Fuzz Club
Athens, Greece

SEP 26, 2018
Barby
Tel Aviv, Israel

SEP 29, 2018
SWX
Bristol, England

SEP 30, 2018
The Garage
Glasgow, Scotland

OCT 1, 2018
Manchester Academy 2
Manchester, England

OCT 6, 2018
Kulturfabrik
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

OCT 8, 2018
Komplex 457
Zurich, Switzerland

OCT 12, 2018
Elysee-Montmartre
Paris, France

OCT 13, 2018
Very Prog Festival
Toulouse, France

OCT 15, 2018
Radiant Bellevue
Lyon, France

OCT 16, 2018
La Laiterie
Strasbourg, France

 


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2 - THE ARTIST

By age 10 and 11 I was doing alot of cover gigs doing Rush, the Rolling Stones, Ramones, Pink Floyd, the Cars, Billy Joel - needed a good guitar. This was my first good guitar - an Ibanez Artist AR50BK. Bought it on my 11th birthday, September 25th, 1980.


(pic taken Aug 14th, 1981)

I was into guitarists like Ace Frehley and Angus Young. Then I turned 12 and had heard Eddie Van Halen for the first time. It was the first time I heard anything that required a vibrato bar - that was the only thing missing from this guitar. I'd compensate by doing shit with the tuning pegs - for the deep bends in Eruption, I'd detune the low-E string and then tune it back up, stuff like that. That shit wasn't gonna cut it - I needed a bar.

I found a company that made something called a " Bowen Handle" (photo on right) - it was a vibrato bar that attached in place of the tailpiece (made for Gibson-type setups - separate bridge and tailpiece) I put it on but it wasn't very effective. (This led to me getting my next guitar, a Fender Stratocaster...)

Eventually I put a Floyd Rose vibrato bar on there around '88. I chipped off the paint and sanded down the body to the bare wood. Then I took a half-inch wood chisel and started scraping shapes into the body. I took whatever happened during the time I was scraping the body and carved it into the wood. Watching Star Trek, hanging with nekkid girls, giving someone the Awol album (my old band's album...) I was working on the Pensive Expenguin guitar around this time and carved a penguin into the body. I was doing some painting and carved an artist into the body. I cut off my armpit hair and used it for the facial hair on the artist's face - polyurethaned it on there.

The hippie-looking guy on the top left was a self-portrait. The babies represented vulnerable parts of yourself. The angel baby was next to the self-portrait to connect the peace and comfort I felt when I was by myself. Also nearby were the penguin (representing building guitars, something that gave me a positive purpose), and Spock (representing watching old Star Trek's - something that entertained me as opposed to always having to be the one who entertains others...) The angel baby was centered between the smiling self-portrait and the emotionless Spock, with guitar-stuff above to keep me balanced.

Directly under the guitar-strings was the other part of me - the baby in the guillotine. The one who entertained, and was at the front line of being judged and punished by how people see you. When people judge, they're taking what they feel they're lacking in themselves, embodying it all as you, and then attack the object. It's always some weak self-pity shit where they self-project the worst traits they have. Fuck 'em. Two ways to go from there - to the right, where there were a bunch of fingerprints representing the true identity, the real you. Or to the left - the devil baby. Why a baby? Humility. I was 18 and in the baby stages of finding who I was, trying not to be scarred by obstacles.

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