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The Chimpz / Bio

The explosive music of THE CHIMPZ was born and developed from their everyday struggles in the streets of Los Angeles. The band released their new single "California", followed by a new self-titled EP which was released September 9th, 2014. Their songs are a street savvy chronicle of their musical journey through the hustle and flow of life in LA, while always delivering a memorable hook.

The new EP was produced by Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, NOFX, Megadeth), who also helmed their previous release "Who Can I Trust". This is the band’s 4th commercial release.

THE CHIMPZ’s music has been heard on several episodes of FX’s "Sons of Anarchy"(new song “Right To Left” was used in episode 2 on 9/16 of in Season 7 of “SOA”), every episode of MTV's "Bam Margera's Unholy Union", The Challenge”, MTV’s “Real World”, Fox Sports, Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell”, Action Sports TV show “Adrenalina” and a host of other placements.

They have also been featured online and in print magazines including No Cover, Loudwire, ThePRP.com, Campus Circle, Planet Mosh, Antimusic, CrypticRock, Unsung Melody, Examiner.com, Sonic Hits,AbsolutePunk.net, PureGrainAudio.com, Metal Underground, WN Network, Hard Rock Haven, Rock N Roll Magazine, Hip Rock Magazine, Indie Rock Magazine, AI, Rockwell Unscene, and Rock ‘N Roll Industries.

Active Rock and Hard Alternative radio have embraced The Chimpz. Among the notable call letters are 98 KUPD/Phoenix; 97.5 - KMOD-FM/Tulsa, 81X – Dallas, TX, WDSP/Myrtle Beach, SC; KWSS/Scottsdale, AZ; 100.1 KKZQ /Palm Desert, CA; 103.9 KMSM-FM/Butte, MT; Aol Radio, Slacker Radio, Radio.com, RockRage Radio,Rockradio.com, Sky.FM, WJSE 106.3 NJ, Mad Dog Radio, Music World Radio and Renegade Radio.

The Chimpz have honed their always entertaining live act by performing consistently for years, building a loyal and growing following by playing shows including Rocklahoma twice (2013, 2014), Rockstar Uproar Festival, Seattle Hemp Fest, Orange County Fair, The Tropicana Casino (Las Vegas), FEX Fest (Mexicali, Mexico – 5,000 people - 2013, 2014) Whiskey a Go Go, House of Blues, The Viper Room, and Venice Summerfest and just recently completed a 25 date U.S. Tour. As a testimony to their drawing power as a live act, the band has an enviable roster of sponsors & touring partners including Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Coffin Case, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Audio 2000's, Outlaw Threadz, Sullen, JBL, Curt Mangan Strings and Bone Custom Drums. We've just announced a national tour through the East Coast, Midwest, South and back. We've been added to Rocklahoma Festival for our 3rd time this year in May 2015, with bands like Slayer, Linking Park, Papa Roach and more. We were also added to the Loudiwre Music Festival in June 2015 sharing the main stage with bands Linking Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer and more!

The Chimpz are:
Artimus Prime (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Chuck P (MC/Vocals)
Scary Cary (Lead Guitar)
Shawn “Sonic” Lyon (Bass)
Sean Topham (Drums)

The Chimpz Online:
www.thechimpz.com // www.facebook.com/chimpznation //www.twitter.com/thechimpz //www.youtube.com/thechimpz

General Info

Artist Name
The Chimpz
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA
Booking Agent- Andrea Roberts/Mark Hyman

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