NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) After "promoting" dad, David
"Pudge" Scott (see
Walk this Way – The Autobiography of Aerosmith) to management/mentor,
based teens Shatter Proof have rapidly written original
material and released a debut EP album – The Mosquito Chronicles. The
band, made up of Drew Scott – lead singer and guitar, Gabe Maeck – bass
guitar, and Stephen Chiricosta on the drums, has been together since
2004, the group placed in the TOP 5 bands at both the 2004 Berkley
College of Music's "Battle of the High School Bands" and the Emergenza
International Festival 2004 playing in venues throughout the New
England area including the famous Paradise Theatre (aka The Paradise
Rock Club). Jamming with all original material, some on the new EP,
Shatter Proof went into the studio last year after placing in the
Working with veterans including "Pudge", Eric
Saulnier at Mosquito Studios for recording and Mixing, and Dana White
at Specialized Mastering the EP was produced by New Year's. The band is
now actively adding new dates to its calendar to support the launch of
The Mosquito Chronicles.
Recently compared to Bret Michaels
(Poison) by Jens Metal Page web site and rock review, the group is
described as having "having a hard rock/ slightly metal sound to the
music" and "a bluesy sound, which I can totally pick up on. Different
sounding, but they are good." Playing up on the veteran "Pudges"
influence, drummer Stephen Chiricosta was complimented for "doing rim
shots and small little fills you usually don't hear much of anymore."
Posts quoted by Jen from www.Jensmetalpage.com
release of the EP/Album provided to various record companies have
received positive initial reviews including "Good material" says A
Reeve Chairman of Aardvark Records and "Good Stuff" says H. Nyugen of
A&R of Ascetic Records.
Drew Scott and his
"Pudge" Scott, who was the original drummer of Aerosmith,
had been creating screaming guitar riffs and drum beats in their
basement since around 1999 when Drew got his first guitar. The father
and son duo took these impromptu jams and turned them into songs. These
songs were taken into the studio with Drew, David, and a host of
extremely talented musicians to create Drew Scott's solo project
entitled "Legends In The Making".
The solo project was a step
in the right direction for Drew, but he still wanted his own band and
had a desire to play with musicians his own age. He acquired the
talents of Gabe Maeck, a classical and jazz musician, for bass guitar
and they spent months in Drew's basement working out the riffs and
grooves that would become many of Shatter Proof's debut songs. They
still missed one very important piece of the puzzle, a younger drummer.
Stephen Chiricosta, a jazz musician, turned out to be exactly the kind
of drummer they were looking for.
The extremely varied
background of all the players in Shatter Proof is what provides them
their very familiar -yet extremely different sound. If you blend these
talents and influences plus a shitload of rock, a pinch of jazz, a dab
of classical, and a bit of blues and crank the volume to individual
taste – you get the debut sound in The Mosquito Chronicles. Shatter
Proof audio samples from The Mosquito Chronicles, gig information and
purchasing information is available at: www.shatter-proof.org
Mosquito Chronicles' original music and lyrics were written primarily
by Drew "litte pudge" Scott with the exception of "Escape to the Sun"
which was co-developed by Scott and Maeck.