Whos that guy that plays in that band?
I grew up in a musical family. My aunts and uncles were all musicians. I would hear them playing all the hits of the day. From CCR to Thin Lizzy, Hendrix, Little River band, Michael Jackson etc. My Mom and Grandmother had beautiful singing voices. Also, my Grandfather used to sing and play Mariachi music. Naturally I developed a taste for a variety of music early on. To this day I'm influenced by music from the 70's till now. I started playing guitar at 10. I've been writing and playing music live, since the age of 13. I was a young black (looking) kid playing in my uncles southern rock band. I went on to form my own bands "Archer" Fade to black"Passion Fatal" and"Love Lode."Love Lode" was the most successful of those early groups, touring the Western US. and into Canada.The music combined a lot of those early influences. When that band split, I knew I wanted to do my own thing. It took me quite awhile to figure out I needed to just be myself. Make the music I really wanted to make. This band is about the music I hear in my head...
Chris Olney began playing bass in the late 80's. His cool groove stylings show an appreciation for his early influences like Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) ,Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) and Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne). Chris has taken his many talents to bands such as "Laugh n Tragedy "Mr Rattlebones" and "Iddy Biddy". A staple in the 90's Metal scene, He developed his trademark singing abilities here in the Pacific NW. Chris re-located to Las Vegas where he honed his newfound skills in the scene with local favorites, "Cold sweat". Upon his return to the NW, He joined"Factor V" This band was a new level for him. Allowing him to be a singer/songwriter and bass player. When "Factor V" disbanded sometime later, Chris did a stint with"When vanity kills" which brings him here today. Chris sits at the pinnacle of his abilities. Little did he know. ....This is just the beginning.