ABOUT THE BAND
Scott Nelson - Drums, Electronic Percussion, Backing Vocals
With over 30 years behind the kit, powerhouse drummer Scott Nelson drives the pulse of Anarchy-X with authority and precision. A multi-instrumental musician and engineer, Scott is also responsible for the overall sound design of the band and the "ear candy" backing sound effects that are crucial to a faithful, authentic performance of Queensrÿche's intricate music.
Ben Triman - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
Orange County native Ben Triman has been playing guitar since age 15, but his love for all music has inspired him his whole life. Ben's early admiration for Clapton, Page, Hendrix, Gilmour, Eric Johnson, EVH, Satriani, and blues greats such as SRV & BB King, eventually inspired Ben to teach himself their craft. Ben has been a professional lead guitarist in the SoCal rock/metal/blues/country scene over the past 20+ years. He has locally done just about all one can do, from intimate acoustic performances at coffee houses for five people, to arena concerts in front of thousands; he has professional recording and session experience, and has toured professionally across the SW US in multiple bands. In addition to performing Chris DeGarmo’s role in Anarchy-X, Ben also plays guitar for Common Ground, a SoCal-based classic hard rock & heavy metal cover band.
Paul Carlos - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
Guitarist Paul Carlos’ father was a musician on the Del-Fi label. Paul grew up constantly surrounded by music, and was influenced by all genres from a young age. He cut his teeth on the Hollywood club circuit, in a variety of bands and venues over the years. Paul was privileged to study with Shrapnel recording artist and GIT faculty member Darren Householder, along with a semester at the George Lynch Guitar Dojo and a number of other notable instructors. His three decades of musical experience have taught him the importance of attention to detail, making him the perfect fit to replicate Michael Wilton’s intricate guitar parts.
Brad Schecter - Lead Vocals
Born in 1978 in Inglewood, CA, Brad always knew he wanted to be a performer. He began studying classical piano performance at age 6 at South Bay Conservatory in Palos Verdes Estates, CA and continued studies there into his adult life. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2001 with a B.A. in theatre. He continued to sing and play in bands all through his life. Previously, he sang in a progressive metal band called Scarred in Los Angeles and opened for Quiet Riot. He was also in a band called Blue Embrace playing the Viper Room, Rainbow Room, and opened for Uriah Heep at the Key Club for the opening ceremonies of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Brad has recorded with Phil Collen from Def Leppard, whom he has remained contact with over the years. In addition to being a rock tenor, he has been playing piano and drums for over 25 years.
Kurt Sheaffer- Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kurt plays bass, and plays it well. Apart from this, he is a man of few words and prefers to let the music speak for itself...
Lucy Thomas (guest performer for special appearances)
Classically trained pianist Lucy Thomas was born in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She grew up listening to ABBA, Olivia Newton John, and Queensrÿche, and to this day these are her main influences as a vocalist. From age of 17, she performed in several Dutch Rock bands, playing gigs all over the country, and enjoying her position as a lead singer with all of her heart. In 1995, Lucy moved to Southern California, and soon became the lead singer in all-female heavy metal band Phantom Blue, a gig that lasted 5 years. Lucy then stepped into the role of Ann Wilson for the Heart tribute band Dreamboat Annie, performing at street fairs, festivals and local clubs, and fronting other Heart tribute bands when opportunities arose. Subsequently, Lucy spent two years as lead singer in Queensrÿche tribute band Queen of the Ryche. She continues her love affair with both ABBA and Queensrÿche, and currently performs in the roles of Anni-Frid Lyngstadt for her ABBA Tribute band ABBA LA, and as Sister Mary for Anarchy-X, The Queensrÿche Experience, for select performances of the Operation: Mindcrime album.