ROCK PAPER LIZARDS
THE BAND - THE MYTH - THE LEGEND - .........THE LIZARDS?
Based out of Calgary, Rock Paper Lizards (RPL), according to pub and event patrons as well as our loyal following of reptilians all around town and abroad, consistently play live music that "stays true to the originals but offers a distinct spin and vibe making it their own sound". Known as a true classic rock band, RPL have been known to push the sonic boundaries laying down a good country or progressive rock tune without missing a beat.
(Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Harmonica)
Dan has played in various Calgary bands since the early 90's. His musical influences include: The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Klaatu, Jimi Hendrix, John Denver, Tom Petty, Barry Manilow (yes, he's a Fanilow), Black Sabbath, to name but a few. He has enjoyed playing music around Calgary and area, southern Alberta and southeastern BC for the last 15 years.
Tony has loved playing drums and percussion since the age of 10. Tony has played in various BC and Alberta bands since the late 80’s. Tony enjoys playing an eclectic mix of progressive rock, classic rock, latin jazz, gospel and the blues. His musical influences include: Rush, Led Zeppelin, Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Horatio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, T-bone Walker, Buddy Guy, RED, TFK, Dream Theatre, and The Los Lonely Boys.
Tony uses Pearl Maple Custom drums, Evans heads, Promark sticks, Sabian, Zildgian and Paiste cymbals with Gibraltor and Pearl hardware.
....Born in Ottawa Ontario, Ken learned to play guitar at 14. Being self-taught, he spent a few years learning music primarily rock and country. He then felt the desire to expand and set out to jam with friends.
At 17, Ken’s first band was formed through high school friends as a guitar player. His first gig was in 1982 at the Gloucester Fair Ottawa. Ken always had an interest in learning Bass coupled with the need for Bass players in the current music scene. Well, so did his interest in expanding into trying his new found instrument.
Ken played for a few bands in his 20’s and 30’s and assisted with many fill in gigs for friends all along the Ottawa valley from Quebec City to Toronto. Along the way Ken has recorded at least 20 songs in the studio and played many charity functions, jamborees, and fairs.
Included throughout his music journey are band appearances from TV broadcasts: Rogers Ottawa TV series “Kicking Country” 1994--Rogers Ottawa TV Broadcast Orville Prophet Heart Fund Jamboree Ottawa 1994--Calgary Shaw Cable 10 “A Room Full of Sound” January 2014.
(Lead and Rhythm Guitars)
Mark was born in Scotland at a very young age. He grew up to be a man of power and mystery, whose mystery is only exceeded by his power, mysteriously enough. He is also very bald, just not on his head. He first learned to play guitar when he was 15 years old in a futile attempt to get girls to like him (see prior reference to being bald). As a child of the 80s, he was heavily influenced by Glam Rock and Heavy Metal bands that either dressed like women, sang about the devil, or both... He is still quite confused about that to this very day.
Having lived in Scotland, England, Saudi Arabia and now Canada, Mark has been there, done it all and got the t-shirt - which was then promptly returned because there was a weird stain on it that gave him the screaming willies.
Mark loves playing anything with 6 strings on it, but mainly plays Gibson and EVH guitars, as well as Dan’s guitar when he is not looking. His musical influences are widespread and somewhat varied, much like his waistline. On any given day, Mark can be found listening to Van Halen, Roy Orbison, Megadeth, Niccolo Paganini’s Caprices, Guns ‘n Roses, Eagles, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. His guilty secret is a CD of Paula Abdul, which he keeps hidden behind the toilet with his DVDs of the Twilight Saga and his Dan Brown novels.
Above all else, Mark loves playing in a group with other talented band members that he can steal ideas from. Mainly though, he enjoys the company of like minded musicians playing diverse, fun music that people can dance to and enjoy having a great night out.... A slightly warped sense of humour also helps (See biography for details).
Aug 13 / 18 Elrus Stamped/Retirement Party Private Function Calgary, AB
Aug 26 /18 Valley Ridge Music in the Garden
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