Prolific

Prolific

BandMetalRock

"INTENSITY IN 10 CITIES"

Biography

Formed in 2000, Prolific has rapidly ascended to the apex of the Northwest Hardcore/Metal scene. Bringing a raw edge usually seen only on the East Coast, Prolific's agressive vocals and extensive musical chops make for an explosive show that is both visually and aurally jaw-dropping.
Frontman Shannon Guthrie, grew up studying Jim Morrison of The Doors as well as his ascendants Arlo and Woody Guthrie. As he experimented with drum machines and guitars, he sought to create music that had the musical merit of classic rock n' roll with the lightning quick vocal complexity of modern bands such as Slipknot, Mudvayne, and System of a Down. He would find his match in guitarist Eric Hughes.
Eric Hughes grew up playing guitar under the tutellage of his father. Jethro Tull, Rush, and most importantly The Beatles had a major impact on his early playing style and songwriting. His writing mixes progressive musical devices with classic chord progressions and time tested song structures. A solid yet technically proficient rhythm section would be the last piece of the pie. They would have to look no further than their local college jazz program.
Aaron Foss and Brandon Burke met while doing jazz casuals in the Yakima Valley. When they realized that playing with musicians 3 times their age was neither satisfying musically or financially, they attended the local college and began studying theory and improvisation with renowned jazz instructor Dr. Isidore Rudnick. Their efforts would pay off in the summer of 2000, when Burke and Hughes, who attended high school together, met and discussed the possibility of bringing the four of them together. From the first practice they knew they had a winner. Extensive songwriting and rehearsing began and soon some of the most intense, engaging, and original music ever created was being played in the unlikely location of Yakima WA. Prolific has not looked back since. Extensive touring, major label showcases, and dates along the West Coast have seasoned the band and molded them into a live tour de force of energy. Definitely THE band to keep your eyes on in upcoming months.

Discography

(07/04) The single "Burn" has been played on Radio stations across Washington State including stations in Seattle and Spokane, as well as Portland OR and Moscow ID. Prolific has been picked up by stations in Ohio through garageband.com and numerous onlilne radio stations. The Video for the single is viewable online and was made in 2004 for free by a local film crew who believed in them as much as they believe in themselves.

(09/05) "Old Addictions" "Feed The Devil" and "No One Lives" are available in audio format only on various sites throughout the internet including garageband.com purevolume.com and various online radio stations. The upcoming video for Old Addictions will be viewable Oct. 2005.

"SCATTERBOMB" AND "ATTACHED" HAVE EACH WON THE WWW.GARAGEBAND.COM "GROOVIEST RHYTHM" AWARD FOR SEPARATE WEEKS IN JUNE '04.

"NO ONE LIVES" WON FOR TRACK OF THE DAY, BEST MALE VOCALS, BEST DRUMS, BEST BEAT, AND MOST ORIGINAL FOR JULY '05

Set List

Prolific plays an all original set that varies in length from 1/2 hour opener sets to 45 min.-1 hour headliner sets.

SONGS:
So Help Me God
Blood For Oil
Guidance
Calm Down
Backhit
No One Lives*
Burn*
Scatterbomb*
Would it Make you Wet?
Black Beanie
Players by my Side
Death Floats
Intoxicated Minds
Attached*
Tainted*
Old Addictions*
Feed The Devil*
Se7en

All Lyrics and Music written by Prolific

* indicates music is available for free download

Entire Set Length: 1 1/2 Hours