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Ben Kowalewicz:
Role: Lead Vocals
Date of Birth: December 16th
Resides: Toronto, Ontario
Instrument: My throat
Favorite Vocalists: Perry Farrell, Sting, Eddie Vedder, Johnny   Rotten, Shannon Hoon, Cedric Blixer
First Instrument: Drums
In my CD player right now: Death From Above 1979 "You're a woman, I'm a machine" and Hayden "Elk Lake Serenade"
First Album Owned: Bryan Adams "Summer of 69"
Last Album Bought: Tom Waits "Real Gone"
Favorite Album: Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking"
Favorite Actor: Gary Oldman
Favorite Actress: ...the girl in that movie...
Favorite Comedian: Eddie Murphy (Delirious)
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Pro Team: Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Boston Red Sox
Favorite Drink: A nice pint of Guiness
Favorite Color: Black (because black is not a color)
Hobbies: Reading, flirting with women
Favorite Saying: "Keep your chin up"


Ian D'Sa:
Role: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Date of Birth: October 30th
Resides: Toronto, Ontario
Instrument: Fender Stratocaster & Telecaster Guitar
Favorite Guitar Players: Jimmy Page, Andy Summers, Marc Ribot, Josh Homme, Kim Travil
First Instrument: Piano
In my CD player right now: Slayer "Reign in Blood"
First Album Owned: The Ramones "The Ramones"
Last Album Bought: Anti-Flag "Die for the Government"
Favorite Album: The Clash "London Calling" and Tom Waits "Raindogs"
Favorite Actor: Steve Ruscemi
Favorite Actress: Janine Garofalo
Favorite Comedian: Sashar Cohen (A.K.A Ali G)
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Pro Team: Pro sports?...What's that?...Toronto anything
Favorite Drink: "D'Sauce" (10z Vodka, 20z. Malibu, Pineapple Juice, Fruit Punch)
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Color: Red (because black's not a color)
Favorite Saying: "That's unbelievable"
Hobbies: Playing music, listening to music, watching films, going to bars


Aaron Solowoniuk:
Role: Drummer
Date of Birth: November 21st 1974
Resides: Toronto, Ontario
Instrument: OCDP Drums, DW Hardware, Promark Sticks
Favorite Drummers: Travis Barker, Ben Kowalewicz
First Instrument: Tuba (for real though)
In my CD player right now: The Used
First Album Owned: Red Hot Chili Peppers "Uplift Mofo Party Plan"
Last Album bought: Buena Vista Social Club
Favorite Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blood Sugar Sex Magic"
Favorite Actor: Gary Oldman
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman
Favorite Comedian: Ali G
Favorite Movie: Amoures Perros and Amelie
Favorite Pro Team: Toronto Raptors
Favorite Drink: Beer, wine and water
Favorite Food: Anything that is good
Favorite Color: All of them
Hobbies: Music and friends
Favorite Saying: "Take it easy", "Best play eva", "For real though"


Jonathan Eric Gallant:
Role: Bass, backing vocals
Date of Birth: July 23rd
Instrument: Ernie Ball Music Man Bass
Favorite Bass Players: Paul McCartney, Flea, The dudes that play on the cake records, Chris Squire
First Instrument: Baritone
In my CD player right now: Death From Above 1979 "You're a woman, I'm a machine"
First Album Owned: Some solo singer who's single was called "Mona with the Children". In a million years I couldn't remember the artist, but I could sing you the chorus.
Last Album Bought: The Burning Brides "Leave no Ashes"
Favorite Album: The Beatles "Abbey Road"
Favorite Actor: Bruce Campbell
Favorite Actress: Betty Rubble
Favorite Comedian: Eddie Murphy (Earlier Years)
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Pro Team: Toronto Maple Leafs (God's Team)
Favorite Drink: Night Time-Beer Day Time-Coffee
Favorite Food: Shellfish, all kinds
Favorite Saying: "Filthy Animal!!"
Hobbies: Hockey, reading and writing