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Ok, so here we are writing some info about the band, then we’re going to show each member’s highlights and such, like from Wikipedia. Could be really friggin’ boring, but it could also be very informative. So which member shall we begin with?
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Eric Dover

Eric Dover

Dover began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. He started playing around town wherever he could. He shared the stage with Kim Boyce and was in the group The Extras with drummer Scott Collier in the mid-1980s. The core of that band split off to form the outfit Love Bang in 1991. They were signed to a development deal by Ardent Studios in Memphis and recorded for them for the next two years. Love Bang’s album, The Rule of 72’s, was just released March 26, 2009 and is available on iTunes.

In 1993 he joined Jellyfish on tour after the release of Spilt Milk. The group disbanded in 1994 and Dover joined band mate Roger Manning in the group Doverman. Dover and Manning have cameos as part of Davy Jones’ band in the 1995The Brady Bunch Movie.

Before Doverman went into the studio, Dover auditioned as lead vocalist for the first solo album by Slash of Guns N’ Roses. Dover recorded vocals on the Slash’s Snakepit album It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere before rejoining Manning in the renamed Imperial Drag.

After Imperial Drag broke up in 1997, Dover appeared on several albums as a session musician before joining Alice Cooper‘s band for the Brutal Planet tour in 2001. He played on 2001’s Dragontown and is co-credited with Alice Cooperand fellow guitarist Ryan Roxie on most of the tracks of the 2003 album The Eyes of Alice Cooper. He left the band following the tour for The Eyes of Alice Cooper. Fellow Birminghamian Damon Johnson won the audition to replace him. Dover went on to frequently appear with other members of Cooper’s band as Glamnation.

Currently, Dover fronts a group named Sextusand has adopted a moniker of the same name. The debut album Stranger Than Fiction was released by Sextus on March 18, 2008 on Dramapants Records. The second record Devil Angel was released in October, 2010. The lineup of Sextus is made of Eric Dover (Vocals and guitar), Chris Declercq (Guitar), Joe Karnes (Bass), Eric “Icky” Skodis (Drums), Mitchell Sigman (Keyboards) and Ron Dziubla (Saxophone). Dover is currently living in Los Angeles.
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Sean McNabb

Sean McNabbSean McNabb is synonymous with LA’s music scene. From rock to jazz Sean is a multitalented bassist and singer who travels the world with some of music’s noted acts.
At 21, Sean moved to Los Angeles to hit the fabled Sunset Strip. Within two weeks, he became the bassist for Quiet Riot which had the title of being first heavy metal band to hit the billboard charts. Over the past 30 years, Sean has played with bands Dokken, Don Felder, Montrose, Bobby Kimball, Willie Chambers, House of Lords, Edgar Winter, Great White, Ellis Hall/TOP, David Garfield, Lynch Mob. He’s been in bands on various tour packages, including: KISS, The Scorpions, Cinderella, James Brown, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Sean has returned to his childhood love of acting. His 28 IMBD credits include supporting roles in the Lifetime Movies “Dying for a Baby” and “Cheerleader Nightmare”, season 4 -6 of FX “Sons Of Anarchy”, and “Street Survivors” -the true story of the Lynard Skynard plane crash. Sean studied the Stanislavsky acting method with the celebrated Jack Plotnick, Sal Romeo, and Jeffery Brooks. Currently he is studying with Anthony Gillardi.
Sean paired his on screen talent with his knowledge of music as the host of Best of AXSTV Concerts 2012: Legends of Rock. In 2019, Sean was invited to appear at Comic Con, Albuquerque.
With over 40 CD’s in his discography, he’s also requested to work on commercial music (Dr. Phil Show, FED EX, Norton Anti-Virus, and the catchy McDonald’s tune “I’m Loving It”).

In the community, Sean is a board member of the Dio Cancer Fund and active with it’s Ride for Ronnie motorcycle/music benefit. He has been the Grand Marshall on a number of charity rides(Children’s Hospital “Children’s Ride)-WA, Veterans “King Run”WI, Mesothelioma/Cancer “Great Escape Ride”-CA). He participates in Christmas toy runs, the Love Ride, and numerous other charitable rides.
Sean emceed the Mesothelioma “Unmasking The Cure For Cancer” benefit and “cohosted the Pasadena Jazz Festival’s, “Rock For Relief” benefiting Hurricane Katrina survivors. He is a frequent speaker and sponsor for those in drug and alcohol recovery.
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Joe Travers

Joe TraversJoe Travers (born Erie, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American drummer who has performed with Billy Idol, The Motels, The Wilsons, Duran Duran, Drake Bell and Z (Ahmet & Dweezil Zappa).

Joe is a self-confessed music addict, who experienced both his first concert and his first drum set at the age of five. His unusually advanced musical tastes led him to Frank Zappa by age ten and later he attended Berklee College of Music from 1988 to 1992.

Just months after arriving in LA back in 1992, the determined Travers landed the gig with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa’s band Z. That eventually opened the door to touring with Duran Duran during The Latest and Greatest Tour (through another Zappa alumnus, guitarist Warren Cuccurullo), plus concerts in Europe, Russia, Japan, and America in yearly 2000s.

Joe recently recorded tracks with Lisa Loeb and played select dates with The Motels. He has also used his earlier influences (John Bonham, Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer) for the power trio Ball, led by erstwhile drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol) on guitar.

Since 1995 Joe has been Vaultmeister for the Zappa Family Trust. In the summer of 2004 he worked with Warren Cuccurullo on the N’Liten Up album.

 

Toshi Yanagi

Yoshi YanagiToshi has been a house band member of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” since 2003.
Since 1996 Toshi has made multiple appearances in the national network TV show VIBE; a privileged weekly music program produced by Quincy Jones. Performing guest artists have included Herbie Hancock, Tower Of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown and others.

Toshi was also a musician on “The Martin Short Show” and ABC’s “The Wayne Brady Show”.
Toshi played in Taylor Dayne’s 1998 U.S. tour and Men At Work’s U.S. & Canadian tour.
Sovory’s U.S. and Canadian tour, including the opening act for Sheryl Crow’s European tour and for Bryan Adams’ Italy tour. EikichiYazawa Japan tours 2004-2014.
2017,2018
Toshi Performed with David Lee Roth at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Event .

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