Third Dynasty
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Third Dynasty


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Still working on that hot first release.



Third Dynasty formed 3-4 years ago with David Kole and Tom Frelek fronting the band. Writing in there spare time they picked up a fellow bass player, Bryan Campbell and went through a series of three different vocalists until they found Mike Monteiro.

This band writes soulful, epic songs that are metal influence with technical musicianship.

Influences range from Dream Theater, Symphony X, to Van Halen, Neal Morse.

They are writing a Conceptual album which will released in the near future.

Tom Frelek: Guitar

Born in : March 25, 1985, Wolomin, Poland
Living in: Mississauga ON, CA
Instrument:  Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar. Playing guitar since age of 11. Took classical guitar lessons when starting out.
Instruments can play: Some drums, Bass, Keyboard
Musical Influences: Dio, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Opeth.
Favorite Guitar Players: Paul Gilbert, Al Di Meola, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Jorn Viggo, John Petrucci, Michael Romeo,
Bands played with: none worth mentioning.
David Kole and I formed Third Dynasty 3 years ago
Former Bands: Reverie
Favorite recent album: Opeth - Heritage
Fun and quirky: Puts jam on garlic bread.

Dave Kole: Drums

Born in : December 17th 1985, Toronto, ON
Living in: Mississauga  ON, CA
Instrument/Training: Drums, Piano
Instruments can play: Drums, Piano
Musical Influences: Transatlantic, Marillion, Camel, Avishai Cohen, Mccoy Tyner, Procol Harum
Favorite Players: Elvin Jones, John Mitchell, Stanley Clarke, Russel Allen, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Rich
Former Bands: David and The Munchkins
Favorite recent album: Arena - The Visitor
Fun and quirky: Working on it

Bryan Campbell: Bass

Born in : Friday December 27, 1985, Toronto, Canada.
Living in: Mississauga ON, CA
Instrument:  Bass guitar.  Self taught on guitar, playing for about 10 years.
Instruments can play: Guitar, Trumpet, Viola.
Musical Influences: Iron Maiden, Metallica, In Flames, Zeppelin, The Beatles.
Favorite Bass Players: Steve Harris, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Jaco, Steve Bailey, Flea.
Former Bands: Reverie.
Favorite recent album: Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions.
Fun and quirky: Can pick up and hold a tennis ball with toes

Michael Monterio: Lead Vocals

Born in : February 17 1981, Toronto, Canada.
Living in: Mississauga ON, CA
Lead Vocal:  Been singing all my life never got formal training.
Musical Influences: Old school rock n roll bands from 70's like KISS, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, even the Beatles, and some grunge like pearl jam and Soundgarden.
Favorite Singers:
Former Bands: “Vegas” which started out as "Mind of Days
Favorite recent album:
Fun and quirky:

Michelle Connolly: Keyboards and Vocals

Born : April 28, 1989, Mississauga, ON, CA
Living in: Mississauga 
Instrument/Training: Singing since birth trained on Piano since age 6, self taught Guitar since 16, Composing and writing since 15 Trained with Tony Mergal, Merriam School of music ( jazz and classic piano)Elaine Overholt (vocals and performance) and Mike Sircusa, Merriam ( songwriting and composition)
Instruments can play: Piano and Guitar
Musical Influences: Personal composing writing style influenced heavily by musical theater
Favorite Players: Vanessa Carlton
Former Bands:  Solo act, original and eclectic cover material
Favorite recent album: Debut CD Shape Shifter
Fun and quirky: YES!