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chef sean christopherHis love for acting is mirrored by his love of music. He is a talented songwriter, producer and vocalist who continues to enjoy success as a hip hop artist. He has written, produced and performed lead vocals on four albums: Loud Pack (Independent), Streets Pay Me (Universal/Bungalow/Star City), Been Famous Project (Star City), and Bustdown Buicks & Bottles (Star City). He also wrote and performed the Teeth and Blood title track on the film’s soundtrack, as well as wrote and produced additional music.

Sean studied acting at Second City Theatre in Chicago and is also a skilled audio recording engineer. The Chicago-native resides in Hollywood, California.

Jeff Gilbert Blaze

Jeff Gilbert aka "Jeffrey Sean" ... age 27 LOLOL     graduate of Grove School of Music 1992....  Bass Player, Lead Vocalist, Guitarist (Acoustic n Electric), Songwriter, Engineer, Producer... President "Yikesmonster Records"..   Performing with "Yikes!" since 1995....  Performed with many bands such as , Funhouse, Dan Rockett, Rhythm Method, Dirtbag, Tres Hombres, and many others...Performed at almost every club on Sunset Strip inclding Key Club, Whisky a go go , Roxy, troubadour, Cat Club, Dragonfly, Viper Room, The Central, Coconut Teaser  et al ... Toured the west coast all the way to Seattle Washington.......  OH....and don't forget to mention Jeffest since 2004 

Scott Stratton, BlazeScott has been deeply involved in the L.A. music scene since moving to Los Angeles in 1999. He has been employed at the Bernie Grundman Mastering studio since 2000 where he proofs and cuts high-end vinyl releases.

Hailing from Eau Claire, WI, Scott spent four dues-paying years in New York City before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder earning a BA in PSYC. It was here that he formed the progressive grunge-metal group Cement Head.

Stratty, as he has become known, later branched out into a psychedelic solo project known as Sigmund Fried. A DVD Laser Light Show Rock-u-mentary documents a special performance at LASERIUM. Both that release and the follow-up EP RADIO/FRIED received critical reviews in All Access Magazine.

Jim Xavier, Blaze, Drums

Jim Xavier was born in New Bedford, MA. His older brother Charlie was a drummer so there was always a drum kit readily available as well as band rehearsals happening. Early on his favorite way of practicing would be to play along to the radio or his favorite bands' albums (Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Police and Rush to name a few). Playing in the high school marching band led Jim to attending UMASS at Amherst with their superb band program. At UMASS, Jim studied for 4 years under marching percussion icon, Thom Hannum. After college, Jim returned to New Bedford and began playing around New England with various rock, jazz, and R/B bands. It was then that he began studying drumset with local legend Jackie Santos (Tavares, John Cafferty, Berklee College of Music). In 1996, Jim decided to move out west and try his luck in Los Angeles. Jim began playing around LA making a name for himself backing up various name acts such as Al Wilson (“Show and Tell”), Bobby Kimball (Toto) and Tony Newton (Motown session bassist, Tony Williams Lifetime).  Jim continues to perform and record with various acts throughout southern California.

Frank Guthrie, Blaze, Guitar

Franklin  Guthrie raised in N.Y. played trumpet for 8 years thru out school,... at the age of 15 got my 1st guitar,  bought Mel Bays method 1 instructional book & Led Zeppelin complete and Black Sabbath song book ,....later played in some garage bands

Went in the U.S. Navy at 18 where I saved money to buy my music gear. I stayed in Cali. Santa Clara “Bay Area” played in several hardcore thrash bands, I moved to L. A. in 1989, went to the Guitar Institute in Hollywood played in an original band " Slumlord " that I co- wrote 7 songs later played in several cover bands  been with Yikes since 1997 and Tone Def  punk rock karaoke since 2008

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