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Teeze / Bio

Teeze was formed in February of 1990 by Alex Tyler, who had got a gig before even having a band. This prompted quick action into contacting friends who played instruments. Alex Diamond on drums, Dan Szkola on lead/rhythm guitar & Billie Ghetts on lead/rhythm guitar. With only 2 months before the gig, the band worked quickly on rehearsing covers, writing & recording original songs for their debut. They recorded the demo Windy City Rock in March 1990. The demo was very low budget & not very high in quality. "Due to the amount of time & money we had before the gig, we pretty much did everything in one or two takes." - Alex Tyler.

April 14, 1990, The 1st gig was played at Skateland Roller Skating Rink in Friendship, Wisconsin. Immediately after, the band continued rehearsing & writing new material, but due to the distance & living on college campus, Dan Szkola couldn't make half of the rehearsals which resulted in the band seeking out new lead guitarist Joe Schnoebelen.

With Joe on board, the band rehearsed & started playing out in the Chicagoland area.

In August of 1992, Teeze went into the studio to record their self titled debut album, but half way through the session the recording studio closed its doors & for no apparent reason the band called it quits leaving the album unfinished.

Soon after the break up, Alex Tyler asked some friends from other bands to back him as Teeze in hopes of getting a new line up together, but after playing & searching he eventually gave up & moved on to join local band Siin as their bass player.

In 2003 Alex Tyler dug out the old master tapes, completed the Teeze album & In 2007 signed a deal with Retrospect Records & was released on February 1, 2008.

As a result of the release, the band has reunited & has been doing shows in support of the release with the members opening up for Yngwie Malmsteen, Slaughter, Danger Danger, King of The Hill as well as opening up most recently for such acts as... D'Molls, Tuff, Lita Ford, Enuff Z'nuff, L.A. Guns, Taddy Porter & Bang Tango to name a few.

2013 turned out to be the most successful to date. The band has had the opportunity to share the stage with national acts such as Tuff, Trixter, Enuff Z'Nuff, Bang Tango, Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Cheap Thrill (featuring members of Cinderella & Collective Soul) & ending the year off with Bret Michaels (Poison / Rock of Love / Celebrity Apprentice). Teeze has also released a compilation album entitled "Raw" featuring tracks from their debut album, as well as tracks from their upcoming new album "Adead" along with live tracks from multiple shows and demos.

Upon completing the 2013 tour, Teeze will be completing work on their new album entitled "Adead" and are hoping for late spring/ early summer release. The current line up consists of Alex Tyler (Vocals, bass), Dan Szkola (Guitar), P.J. Alvarez (Drums) & Martin Contreras (Guitar).

2014 - 2015 has started the band off performing one again with Cheap Thrill featuring members of Cinderella and Collective Soul, Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns, Bulletboys, Jeff Labar of Cinderella as well as other eventful show. It also led to a new studio project currently still in the works entitled "Resurrection" consisting of re-recorded and unreleased material featuring many nationally known guest appearances by Jeff Labar (Cinderella), Chenney Brannon (Collective Soul) & Brent Woods (Wildside) to name a few with many more contributing. The project is projected to be completed sometime in mid to late summer.

If you have not seen a Teeze show you are missing out.

General Info

Band Members
Alex Tyler (Lead vocals, bass), Dan Szkola (Lead & rhythm guitar), P.J. Alvarez (Drums), Martin Contreras (Lead & rhythm guitar)
Artist Name
Teeze
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/teezemusic
Active Since
03/09
Genres
Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Location
Lake In The Hills, IL

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