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The aristocrats

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The Aristocrats are what some may consider a virtuous musical powerhouse, consisting of axe-wielding extraordinary, Guthrie Govan, drummer Marco Minneman and bassist Bryan Beller. Each musician of this morbidly talented trio clearly posses an outrageous ability to both improvise as well as compose catchy, off-tempo and ever-progressing jams.  “More fun than fusion has any right to be.” – Rhythm Magazine (UK)

Guthrie Govan is arguably the hottest guitarist on the international music scene today, and his 2006 solo album Erotic Cakes was widely recognized as an instant classic. His top-level touring experience (Asia/GPS, Steven Wilson) complements his busy schedule as one the most in-demand guitar clinician/educators in the world, and he was featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine in July of 2011.

Bryan Beller’s numerous credits include guitarists Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), and the hugely popular metal “band” Dethklok, borne of the Adult Swim (U.S.) animated TV show Metalocalypse. His solo artist catalog includes three CD’s, two DVD’s, and an instructional DVD for Alfred Publishing, and he was featured on the cover of Bass Player Magazine in October of 2012.

Marco Minnemann is widely seen by fans and peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers in the world. He’s graced the covers of several drum magazines (including Modern Drummer) and enjoys an ultra-versatile sideman career (Adrian Belew, UKZ, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Necrophagist). Perhaps less known: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and compulsively productive composer with nearly twenty CD & DVD solo releases to date.
The Aristocrats are a true band. Whether it’s about the music, the touring plans, the record artwork and sequence, the business decisions, or what have you, everyone has an equal say. Perhaps Guthrie said it best when he used the phrase “a rowdy democracy of musicianship.”

It’s not just fusion. It’s not just shredding. It’s not even meant to be taken seriously at times. It’s just the sound of three guys who did a single pickup gig and suddenly discovered they had something musically deep going on together…along with a propensity for employing R-rated song titles.
So what do you call an act like that?
The Aristocrats.

The Aristocrats Guthrie Govan – Bryan Beller – Marco Minnemann  on January 29, 2016 at Athina Live at Fakanas Art Music School - Posidonos av. 3 — Moschato -210-4813605 - 210-4819355 – They present their new album “CULTURE CLASH”  

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