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the Heavies / Bio

the rock bands call us a surf band, the surf bands call us a rock band.....we are the HEAVIES!!! BIG drums-FAT bass-STINGING guitars...check us out and be overcome by a tsunami of sound! Christmas 1999: Jason and I were talking about music and got on the subject of surf-instro and both expressed interest in playing it. Three months later we started getting together at his place and learned about 15-20 songs with me playing rhythm and him on lead. We looked for about 18 months for a drummer and bass player with no luck. Jay knew Jim from some job sites they had worked at and asked him to play drums with us. The 3 of us started practicing regularly in the spring of '02 in Jim's parents' garage while we kept looking for a bass player. Jim's Dad thought the stuff we were playing sounded great and started learning the bass lines. We played our first "show" labor day weekend 2002 at a 3-band birthday party as a 4-piece. Two months later, his dad passed the bass duties on to Jim's brother, who moved to California and soon the revolving door started. After 4 years and 7 different bass players we decided to become a 3 piece and Jay and I switch between bass and guitar during sets.

General Info

Band Members
jason-guitar/bass, jim-drums, john-guitar/bass
Artist Name
the Heavies
Profile Page
Active Since
Instrumental / surf / surf-rock

Contact Info

Chicago, IL