THE ARISTOCRATS featuring Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller & Marco Minnemann
/ DOUG JOHNS
Monday, Aug 12, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
- Monday, Aug 12, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
The Token Lounge, WESTLAND, MI
THE ARISTOCRATS - Aside from the upcoming tour and a new album to promote, the other big news from this band is that both Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller have been announced as joining Joe Satriani's band which is great PR for all! Guthrie Govan is currently touring with Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.
Who does Steve Vai call when he needs a touring bass player? That would be none other than Bryan Beller, the long time Mike Keneally bandmate and former contributing editor to BassPlayer magazine. But Beller's credits don't stop there. Aside from stints with Dweezil Zappa he's also the bass monster behind Dethklok, the tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band born of the hit Cartoon Network show Metalacalypse which helped earn him the cover of BassPlayer in October, 2012.
Guthrie Govan won "Guitarist of the Year" in the 1993 Guitarist magazine competition with his instrumental piece Wonderful Slippery Thing. Govan recorded two albums and toured as a member of Asia from 2003 to 2006 and has remained in high demand world-wide conducting clinics for Suhr. His 2006 album, Erotic Cakes, set the guitar playing world on its ear showcasing Govan's complete mastery of his instrument. His continued high profile earned him the cover of GuitarPlayer for July, 2011. Govan is arguably the hottest guitarist on the international scene today.
Marco Minnemann is considered one of the world's top ten drummers by the music press which has featured him on the covers of drums & percussion,(Gr) Stick It, (US) Batteur, (Fr) Bateristas, (Arg) and Modern Drummer (US). He has toured and recorded with Mike Keneally, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Belew, and Steven Wilson aside from appearances at drum festivals the world over. He is looked upon by his peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers on the international music scene today.