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I was born 7 lifetimes ago on a planet in the 4 star constellation in another galaxy and was sent here this lifetime to planet earth to align the universe with marijuana and music. I
taught myself how to play bass in the womb at age negative 4 months waiting to be born in this lifetime. I mastered my own unique bass playing style in Ft. Lauderdale Florida at age 13.
I graduated 2001 at Full Sail college in Florida for recording engineering to learn how to produce and engineer my own music. I moved to Venice Beach California in 2001 after graduating college. I met Tommy Gun around 2002 while playing with a drummer that got taken mentally over by the ralop ib from planet yzarc. I met Stoner Paul around 2003 with another guitarist and we entered an oreo contest where we redid the oreo song but with our style and won! “true story”. Our band broke up because Paul met an evil goddess from planet hater that came and hypnotized Stoner Paul and held him hostage in Iowa against his will and, the guitarist got abducted by bad drug aliens that held him and his talent hostage on planet hater on a parallel dimension.
I opened Medical Kush Beach club in Venice Beach California in 2006. I met Rob Van Dam in 2008. I started Kushinator in 2008 with Gun reunited with Stoner in 2009. I was given the answers to the universe in 2009 after smoking a big fatty of some purple on Venice Beach listening to the waves and looking up at the 4 star constellation. I wrestled and lost to Rob Van Dam in 2010.
Born and raised in South Africa, Bruce started music at an early age and began formal training on drums with the best the country had to offer. Bruce attended music school where he studied guitar, piano and harmony. At age 18, he moved to London where he attended the full time music program at ‘Drumtech’, a division of Thames Valley University. Bruce and partner Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer) fed themselves playing in the streets of London and Paris while in Drum school. After 3 years in Europe it was time to head back to South Africa where he had success in the same 2 piece band ‘Cat Chambers’ with Ard. That gig lasted about a year in SA, but Bruce was itching to try his hand in the American market. San Francisco was 1st where for 5 years he played as a hired gun for countless artists in the studio and on the road. His success was in part thanks to close friend Steve Bowman of the Counting Crows, playing as his sub when he wasn’t available. Bruce performed and recorded with a wide array of artists in genre’s from jazz to rock and on record labels from Dreamworks to Sony to BMG, as well as many indy labels. Los angeles was next and shortly after arriving he landed the gig for Rock band ‘Lustra’. After extensive touring and living in the studio, Bruce co-wrote and recorded hit song ‘Scotty Doesn’t know’ at his studio in Hollywood. It became an international hit, and the theme song for Dreamworks film ‘Eurotrip’. In 2005 ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ was one of the top downloaded songs of the year. Around that same time Bruce won the Independent music and film award for the song ‘Motion Picture’ which he produced and wrote for San Francisco band ‘Karmacoda’. Throughout his career in Los Angeles from 2001 till currently, Bruce worked with many of the industries top Producers, including: Dave Schiffman – Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nine Inch Nails, Silvia Massy – Tool, and Johnny Cash, Joe Barressi – Queens of the Stone Age and Bad Religion. Bruce soaked up every bit of knowledge he could and developed his skills as a Producer. Reality Tv’s composer ‘Tim Riley’ hired Bruce on Percussion and his playing can be heard on everything from ‘The Bachelor’ to ‘Joe Millionaire’. Being a Producer was a natural progression for him and over the past 8 years has worked hard with the local talent in LA in his hollywood recording studio. In 2006 Bruce’s Nirvana Tribute band, ‘Penny Royal’ won the Rock City Music Award, and in 2008 he won the LA Music Award. In 2009 Bruce hooked up with Television Writer/Director Josh Faure-Brac and he Wrote/Produced and performed on the theme song for the now popular TV show ‘ Super News’. All the while playing drums with everyone he could get his hands on.
Was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but grew up near LAX International. The sights and sounds of the massive airplanes, drastically altered young Tommy’s perception of the guitar, as he subconsciously attempted to replicate the jet engines’ warping tones. His first real musical endeavor began at age 11 with drummer, Clint Brown, son of rock clothing designer icon, Ray Bown.
In that garage, Tommy and Clint were visited by the biggest names in rock, and they both witnessed some face-melting instrumentation. “Witnessing Steven Adler play ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ from start to finish was ultra-traumatizing! And yes, he was high, but possessed incredible power and finesse,” according to Tommy. Since then, Tommy has been in countless bands and has had even more countless crappy jobs. “I’ve done everything from tele-marketing to sprinkler installation… but Guitar Center was the f***worst!” While recording Kushinator’s new album, Tommy earned and AA in Culinary, and continues to work in the food industry as a chef while still playing in Kushinator.