KREEP is the sum of its parts: serious musicians with years of success behind them that have come together to forge a band that demands attention and delivers it’s audience a package that it can’t get anywhere else. KREEP’s originated with potent vocalist Brett Pirozzi putting together a band that would stand out in the world of thrash metal. Brett’s New York roots and previous experience as a member of the bands, Bile and Green Jell-O, propelled him to want to write songs that expressed his character and the struggles he’s been through. Brett began to write songs that were about things happening in life and in the process realized that these issues affected a lot of people in society today.
That’s the heart of KREEP: average guys making above average music for an audience of everyday people. Talented guitarist, Carmine D, Amico originally hails from New Jersey but has transplanted himself to the west coast music scene. Carmine was a member of Butane and has toured on the insanely popular Vans Warped Tour multiple times. His own unique style of playing that adds a dimension of depth and heartiness that few guitarists can master these days.
Brian Jackson rounds out the guitars in KREEP with his raw vibe and edgy guitar riffs add an energy and insistence to KREEP’s sound that is unequaled by any other. Brian’s playing and stage presence comes from a place of real life experience… he wants his audience to know that KREEP’s music comes from real life issues that their fans face, too. Brian grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Las Vegas in 1999, joining KREEP in 2005. KREEP’s rhythm section is as solid as they come.
On bass guitar, Alan Vine provides an unwavering beat to KREEP’s songs that allows the women in their audience to shake their hips and thrust their fists at the same time. Alan comes from Florida originally and has done extensive touring with many huge bands. His playing gives KREEP a sharp, but polished feel that adds just the right amount of grit to their sound. Finally, on drums, KREEP features the explosive and heavy hitting, Ivan de Prume.
Ivan is best known for his playing with White Zombie and is a multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated artist. Ivan’s in your face, New York attitude adds to KREEP’s musical presence and leaves listeners defenseless to his powerful and undeniable abilities on the skins. Ivan now lives in Oregon and his extensive technical knowledge in the recording studio field allows KREEP to play together despite the miles between them. KREEP recently debuted its powerhouse skills when they played their first live show with this line up to a sold out crowd at The Joint in the legendary Hard Rock Casino for Xtreme radio’s annual Holiday Havoc concert.
They are currently recording a full length album in Ivan’s studio in Oregon for release in July, 2009 and are planning their first North American Tour for summer, 2009. A merger of talent like this has not been heard or scene in the music industry for a long time and KREEP’s originality promises to entertain fans for years to come. KREEP is: Brett Pirozzi :: Vocals Brian Jackson :: Guitar Carmine D'Amico :: Lead Guitar Alan Vine :: Bass Ivan de Prume :: Drums KREEP has shared the stage with numerous National acts ranging from Five Finger Death Punch,Papa Roach,Hoobastank,Hollywood Undead,Prong, Divne Heresy,Green Jello, and many, many more.... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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