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August 2001
Band debut under the name "Cree 8"
3 Song Demo

July 2002
Cree 8 5 song EP "Turning Point"
Tracks "Abuse" "Lost" & "All Over Now" played on Bay State Rock(WAAF) and Boston Emissions(WBCN) to support locally played venues.

TRIPLOCK "State of Mind" will be available at Newbury Comics and through the band's website in August, 2005


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TRIPLOCK’s music is heavy rock pure and simple. Joe’s classic Marshall/Les Paul guitar riffs plow through the song while Johnny’s vocal melodies sit atop the peaks and lead listeners through the valleys. Bill’s tried and true Ampeg fueled bass lines and Rob’s rock solid drumming anchor the band while soulful guitar solos and Johnny’s spontaneous nature separate TRIPLOCK from the rest of the pack.

Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Megadeth, Metallica, STP, Killgore, Faith No More, QOTSA, Audioslave, Guns & Roses, TOOL

Home: Southeastern MA

Too much to drink.......a mind altering adventure........something you never expected. "I'll never drink again" your head in your lap "Will I ever come down?" Everybody has been there once or twice, maybe more. This substance induced anxiety and the paranoia it breeds has a name……….TRIPLOCK

Joe Bacon (guitar), Bill Donovan (bass) and Rob Rappa (Drums) got together in 1999 and quickly grew into a great songwriting team. In 2001 they recruited vocalist Johnny Venuto. Johnny’s natural gift for melody and spontaneous nature mixed well with the bands hammering rock style.
The newly completed band cut their teeth playing live and recording a 3 song demo as Cree 8. They spent the following year making friends, fans and preparing for their next studio project. With the support of local radio shows Cree 8 caught the attention of booking agents and local press outlets with the release of their EP “Turning Point”.* The band offered a logo t-shirt and CD for 10 bucks and were met by eager new fans with a green Hamilton in hand. The band quickly sold out of their initial printing of the EP but the band had some issues to work out.
In August of 2003 the band was dismantled and the decision was made reform to write music with a stronger focus and a renewed enthusiasm for structure, dynamics and flow. The biggest change was that Johnny would not be part of this new adventure.
The band mates pooled their playing and listening experience to create hard rock songs with distinct melody and driving rhythm that stays true to classic rock and the early days of metal. They also concentrated on re-shaping the tone of the band, finding that there is no digital substitute for the classic Marshall/Ampeg tube sound.
They all missed the familiar dysfunction of their pseudo-family, so it was decided that the name TRIPLOCK would be carried over from a defunct project and Johnny would once again front the band.

TRIPLOCK is now a stronger, smarter, better version of their former selves and is set to release their debut CD independently later this summer. The EP was recorded and mastered at New Alliance East in Boston, MA (Godsmack, Powerman 5000, Mighty Bosstones) with engineer Ethan Dussault and mastering engineer Nick Z.

* “Turning Point” by Cree 8 can be purchased through the band, online at or at Newbury Comics.

Boston, MA: Bill's Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Linwood Grill, O'Brien's, Good Times Emporium
Other: Lucky Dog Music Hall (Worcester, MA) The Rockpile* (Saugus, MA) Jarrod's Live Music Venue* (Attleboro, MA) Cat's (Rhode Island)
*Appeared with National Touring Act