Veteran Helps Son To “Walk (T)His Way”
Born, Bred and Cloned for Rock – Detail in The Mosquito Chronicles
Boston, MA, and Austin, TX, January 31, 2005 — After “promoting” dad, David “Pudge” Scott (see Walk this Way — The Autobiography of Aerosmith) to management/mentor, three Boston 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 late 2002.
In 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 contests.
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.
Pre 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 father David “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.
The 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.