BITE is the perfect name for this group of veterans of the San Francisco's underground scene: Their unique style of "Punk 'n' Roll" has its roots in old- school punk acts that range from The Cramps to the NY Dolls.
The band rips a chunk from the past and chomps down on the future, bringing a no-holds-barred attack with just enough melody to keep it fun for their fans and the unsuspecting public at large. While the band has gone through several incarnations, the current line up --consisting of mainstays CHELSEA ROSE (x- White Trash Debutantes) on Vox, and KEITH MUELLER (formerly of Pop 'o' Pies & House of Wheels) on Guitar-- has remained stable, the band has solidified with current bassist JON BASMAJIAN (x-Nightcrawlers) and NY Native JEFF ECKER (x-Fleshooks/Physical Dragon) as the rhythm section.
After a short run punctuated by a brief layoff in the early part of their career, BITE lately has been chewing up Norcal with shows from Reno to the South Bay in support of notables like THE BATUSIS (with heroes SYLVAIN SYLVAIN & CHEETAH CHROME), MICHAEL MONROE (HANOI ROCKS) along with contemporaries like THE SPITTIN' COBRAS and TEXAS TERRI. Their latest set of 4 new tunes are set to be released on an EP called 'Cliff Diving' on Hella Mad Records X-Mas Day Dec. 25th, 2013. The EP was produced by the Legendary EAST BAY RAY of DEAD KENNEDYS, and should propel them to even greater heights.