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Current Band: Neon Warship (Small Stone Records)


Former Bands: Sumthin Freudian, hatelife, Cope Factor Zero (1995-2000), Samsara (2000-2001), Waking Kills The Dream (2000-2004), Etherea (2000-2003), Auburndale (2004-2010)


Years Playing: 21


Gear: Tama Starclassic maple/bubinga drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Rich Sticks 7a wood tip drumsticks, DW high hat stand, single kick pedal



Discography:J-Bird (1)

Two self-released records with Cope Factor Zero

One self-released record with Etherea

Standing In The Shadows of Yesterday, Waking Kills The Dream, Goodlife Recordings

Somewhere To Call Home, Auburndale, Thriving Records

One-self-released record with Auburndale

One self-released five-song demo with Neon Warship

Neon Warship, TBD, Small Stone Records





Tours:J-Bird (16)

Waking Kills The Dream, U.S. and UK, 2003
Auburndale, U.S.

Neon Warship, Regional (w/Enabler)



“Classic rock and metal inspired power trio Neon Warship made tsunami sized waves locally in 2011 with their bombastic EP debut and arena-ready stage show. Featuring members of Twelve Tribes, Waking Kills The Dream, Mouth of the Architect and Bringers of Disease, these Dayton dudes are no strangers to the stage or studio, and we’re anticipating national attention and a record deal aren’t far off the Warship’s bow in 2012.” -Dayton City Paper, “Bands To Watch 2012”

“There is a post-punk, metal understanding presence here, but the Sabbath meets Motorhead approach to the pace and sound of this heavy music is welcome to my ears.” –DC Rock Live

“The brilliant Neon Warship is a superb stoner metal band who have just released their amazing S/T album. A five song and 36 minute monster of sublime, stoner metal riffage.  If you’re into Kyuss, QOTSA, Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu and Clutch then you’re going to love this like I did.” -Sludge Lord

“Two words stand out when I first heard Neon Warship. Bad ass! Yeah. They’re pretty damn good. Neon Warship’s sound is heavy stoner rock with some heavy metal influence. The vocals are a bit higher pitched, which contrast perfectly with the lower key, Sabbath-inspired heavy sound. At times it gets a little fuzzy with a tad bit of Kyuss influence, as well as moments where you can swear you hear a little bit of Clutch.” -The Soda Shop


For More Information: http://www.neonwarship.com; https://www.facebook.com/neonwarship?fref=ts, http://www.neonwarship.bandcamp.com; http://www.reverbnation.com/neonwarship;

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