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Currently project focus is with my band, Disciples of Prime.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bryan Snyder is originally from Bowling Green, Ohio. He moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1983 with his parents because of changes in child labor laws that all but eliminated the available employment for the 9 year old population. Bryan started playing guitar at the tender age of 16; a time when the grunge movement was about to hit and give the formulaic hair band ballad rock music era a much-needed attitude adjustment and facelift. The year was 1990. His early influences were bands such as Metallica, U2, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits, Megadeth and The Beatles. Between midnight and mid-day skateboard sessions, Bryan learned how to play guitar through the assistance of chord charts, tablature, and wearing out cassette tapes attempting to emulate his musical heros. Yes, cassette tapes.
Within 3 years of first learning to play guitar and just after graduating high school, Bryan's first band, Racer Café, was formed and began gigging around the local Tucson area. Alternative rock was king, and so was long hair, flannel shirts, and combat boots. Playing live sets on local television and radio programs, Racer Café generated a mild local buzz that climaxed with the release of their first and only full-length cassette tape, Brainstorm. Newly formed radio station 92.1 KFMA played "Now," a track from Brainstorm, on its program called 'The New Music Test Department' through early 1996.
With the rise and fall of Racer Café came the birth of Th!nkAdectomy in late 1996. Unlike the quintet that was Racer Café, Th!nka was a power trio and Bryan's first exposure to being the only guitarist in the band. He also took over the lead vocal duties. With a harder edge and a focus on being themselves and taking the road less traveled musically, the band stormed out into the local scene. Together for 3+ years, the band wrote and performed over 40 original songs, released two cassette EP's titled "4 song demo" and "Equilibrium" respectively, and participated on a national compilation CD released by MAS titled "Even More Corporate Rock" in the fall of 1999. Songs from that compilation were heard on MTV's The Real World, but there is still no confirmation that the Th!nkAdectOmy track was played. Th!nkAdectOmy was also nominated in the local Tucson Weekly newspaper as one of the best new bands of 1997 and one of the best hard rock bands in 1998.
2000 - 2003 was a blur of band and band member changes that came to a head when Toehook, an offspring of Th!nkAdectOmy, took a second hiatus. This was the motivation for Bryan to take a break from being in a band and focus on a solo project. That lead to 2004's release of 'Underbelly', a 17 song album chocked full of great songwriting, singable vocal melodies, and passion that can be heard throughout the album.
While on a musical hiatus in 2006, Bryan met Trish Kordas through work. The two eventually agreed to jam together after work in a warehouse office, and birthed what is now Disciples of Prime. This story is still being written ...