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A Piece Of The Action

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"LA based band back in Prescott where its "Peaceful""

The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - If it weren't for a student going to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott metal fans would not know what they were missing.

The Los Angeles-based metal band, "A Piece of the Action," returns to Prescott Friday night at 11 p.m. at The Drunken Lass Irish Pub.

"We just love it there," lead vocalist Adam Morales said from his office in Los Angeles. "It's real peaceful."

Morales and the other band members - Nick Peppers on drums, and guitarists Randy Ramirez and Steve Castellanos - had never heard of Prescott until bassist Nathan Feathers joined the band in late 2009.

Although the five 20-somethings had gone to Los Angeles-area high schools together and played together in different bands, it was Feathers who left L.A. in 2006 and didn't look back for nearly four years.

"It was about the end of 2006, and I had a friend who needed help moving to Embry Riddle (Aeronautical University) so I drove out with him," Feathers said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. "Once I got there, I never left."

In Jan. 2009, Morales decided he wanted to form his own band.

"Nick (Peppers) had just moved back to L.A. from Louisiana, and I said, 'Hey dude, I'm starting a band,'" Morales said.

Once Peppers was on board, Castellanos and Ramirez followed suit, but Morales felt the band still was incomplete.

"It was a long process finding the other band member," he said. "Our main focus is to play with people we know. It makes for a stronger band and it's easier to communicate with each other."

One day, Morales was watching a documentary DVD on a band, The Used, and could not believe what flashed on the television screen - the filmmaker was interviewing his old friend Feathers. He called Feathers who quickly agreed to join the band.

"We started talking about touring and where to go, and the first thing I said was that we should go to Prescott," Feathers said. "I said it's a small town but it's really cool."

During his years in Prescott, Feathers attended Yavapai College, worked various jobs, and played with a local band, Turd of Hurdles. "We wanted the most ridiculous name we could think of so people wouldn't forget us," Feathers explained.

Once he convinced the other band members that Prescott would be a good town to play, Feathers, who knew the nightclub scene and had contacts with Prescott musicians, called Ralo Heiniemi at the Drunken Lass.

"I checked them out on MySpace and listened to their songs and called them right up to come out and play," said Heiniemi, who barely contains her enthusiasm about the band. "They are one of the most exciting, independent, up-and-coming acts to come to Prescott. They are extremely professional, very tight, and just really nice people."

Although websites and music reviews list the band variously as metal, or alternative or heavy metal, the band does not fit easily into any category.

"We do our own songs, and like to play old classics in our own way," Morales said. "We mess around with old Beatles songs, and have been doing a lot of Bon Jovi lately."

The band recently started dabbling with 1950s jazz and rock, Feathers said.

"We take our music very seriously, but we like to have a lot of fun while we're doing it," he added.

The band first played Prescott this past March at the Drunken Lass.

"We had a lot of Nathan's friends coming by and hanging out," Morales said. "It was really cool."

Heiniemi is adamant about the band "being an up-and-coming national act."

"You can see history in the making and then you can say, 'I remember when I saw them at the Drunken Lass," she said.

The band goes on stage at 11 p.m. The Drunken Lass Irish Pub is located at 218 W. Gurley St., in Prescott.

"Music is our thing, 24-7," Morales said. - The AZ Edge/The Daily Courier

"Come Get "A Piece Of The Action""

"Out of Los Angeles comes the thunderous music of A Piece of the Action. They love to play metal, they love to party and have a good time but most importantly they just play kick ass metal music that as they say “make their fans ears cheer”!
- Joey Voodoo,
- Joey Voodoo


A Piece Of The Action - Self titled E.P. 2010



A Piece Of The Action was started by Adam Morales in Jan. 2009 with the idea of getting together some of the best musicians and friends anyone could ever ask for. In his search, guitarist Steve Castellanos, his long time friend had joined the line up. Steve and Adam had shared the stage together before in the band known as Soverbia. Later guitarist Andy Olson, from Minot North Dakota, moved to LA and found that A.P.O.T.A. was holding auditions for an additional guitarist. He came down, and was the perfect fit. In the following months bassist Dale Rosales, Adam's long time friend from High School, quickly stepped in. Dale, prior to joining A.P.O.T.A. , used to be in a band known as Doja with Adam's older brother. After months of searching for the right person, a talented drummer from Texas by the name of Alfred Jasso became part of the A.P.O.T.A family. With the best fans a band could ask for, several tours under their belts, an astounding sound, and the desire to conquer the world, A Piece Of The Action continues to write and record music that makes the ears cheer that there is a metal band out there that is unlike any other.