The Chimpz have been friends for many years through playing in different bands on the Los Angeles circuit and are now preparing to tour in support of their new album “Home Invasion” and new video for the song “home Invasion”.
The Chimpz have a wide range of influences including punk rock, heavy metal, hip hop, and hard rock. They have played with Adema, Josh Todd, Silent Civilian, Prom Kings, and LA Guns, and have songs featured on every episode of MTV’s Bam’s Unholy Union, and Bam Margeras’s movie “Where The F*** is Santa. The Chimpz have also been interviewed by pro BMX rider Rick Thorne for ESPN Action Sports.
Front man Artimus Prime, a gifted rap rock singer and guitar player out of the San Fernando Valley, CA shows his talent through his raging vocals and stage presence. He lives up to his abilities to build a chimp nation.
Chuck Preston began rapping in the 3rd grade while growing up in New Mexico. He started doing music with the Chimpz in 2005 the energy has grown ever since. In addition Chuck also writes music for tv and film and has appeared in various commercials as a part time actor.
Scary Cary, a guitar graduate of Musicans Institute has been studying with the guitar legend Bruce Bouillet of Racer X and Greg Harrison (Teacher at M.I.). Cary has preformed in the punk band Misguided Youth and has shared stages with Pennywise, NOFX, Sublime, Lagwagon, and Strung Out.
Cuzzit best bass player of the year Rock City News 2002 was married at a GWAR concert, and has been doing studio work for many bands and playing live shows since his early teens, and has shared the stage with such bands as Incubus, Warrent and Wrath Child America.
Sean Topham, winner of All Access Magazine’s Best Drummer Award 2007 has been customizing drums for years, starting with owning his own drum company Topham Drums (www.tophamdrums.com), then worked at Rockett Drum Works with Rikki Rockett from Poison (www.rockettdrumworks.com) and later became his drum tech along with Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Anthony “Tiny” Biuso of T.S.O.L and Hed Pe.