The Chimpz have been friends for many years through playing in different bands on the Los Angeles circuit and are now preparing to tour in support of their new album “Home Invasion” and new video for the song “home Invasion”. The Chimpz have a wide range of influences including punk rock, heavy metal, hip hop, and hard rock. They have played with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Airbourne, Adema, Josh Todd, Silent Civilian, Prom Kings, and LA Guns, and have songs featured on every episode of MTV’s Bam’s Unholy Union, and Bam Margeras’s movie “Where The F*** is Santa. The Chimpz have also been interviewed by pro BMX rider Rick Thorne for ESPN Action Sports. The song “Home Invasion” is also featured on The hit T.V. show “Sons Of Anarchy” 1st episode, season 3. They were also on “The Jimmy Star Show”, the 13th top internet radio station in the world They also have a full page ad for their sponsor Anarchy sunglasses in AP Alternative Press Magazine on news stands worldwide for the month of August 2010 issue. They also played the Rock Star Uproar Festival in Sept. 2010 with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hellyeah, and Halestorm!
Front man Artimus Prime, a gifted rap rock singer and guitar player out of the San Fernando Valley, CA shows his talent through his raging vocals and stage presence. He lives up to his abilities to build achimp nation.
Chuck Preston began rapping in the 3rd grade while growing up in New Mexico. He started doing music with the Chimpz in 2005 and the energy has grown ever since. In addition Chuck also writes music for tv and film and his music has appeared in shows such as Real world, Kendra, Girls Gone Wild, Pit Boss, C.S.I. Miami, Taking the Stage and a host of others.In addition Chuck P has appeared in various commercials as a part time actor.
Scary Cary, a guitar graduate of Musicans Institute has been studying with the guitar legend Bruce Bouillet of Racer X and Greg Harrison (Teacher at M.I.). Cary has preformed in the punk band Misguided Youth and has shared stages with Pennywise, NOFX, Sublime, Lagwagon, and Strung Out.
Shawn Lyon “Sonic” has been playing string instruments for over 20 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sonic has had the opportunity to play with many live music acts such as “Section 8″, “Purblind”, “Eating Alice”, “Sleepy Brown”, “Max” and currently playing bass with “The Chimpz”. Sonic has been endorsed by companies such as E.S.P. guitars, Warwick, Everly strings, Stripper Ale, Kubi snowboards, Sinister clothing, and many others! In addition, Sonic has been a music producer for over 10 years. Sonic has 3 music libraries and has had placements on networks such as N.B.C., M.T.V. and the W.B. With his vast knowledge of instruments and music production, Sonic has created a style of mixing different genres of music into his own unique “urban” style, which makes him stand out above the rest. And in this music industry, Sonic truly believes that one must not ask for attention, but demand it!!
Sean Topham, winner of All Access Magazine’s Best Drummer Award 2007 has been customizing drums for years, starting with owning his own drum company Topham Drums (www.tophamdrums.com), then worked at Rockett Drum Works with Rikki Rockett from Poison and later became his drum tech along with Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Anthony “Tiny” Biuso of T.S.O.L and Hed Pe.