*** PLASTER *** 2004- present With a Deafening Roar, PLASTER debuted in 2004 with a focused intensity that moves people. Literally moves them, as they retreat about 5 feet from the tsunami of volume. PLASTER has since turned down. Just a little. A quartet of hardened rock veterans, PLASTER doesn't take much lightly. Exceptionally heavy and dark, PLASTER cues up right behind Kyuss, Helmet, Quicksand and Black Sabbath. The mood isn't entirely malevolent, with barbed hooks to snag and calculated irony to intrigue. PLASTER started forming in late 2003 as Todd Ohashi's RC5 took its last bow, and Peter Litwin decided to rejoin the musical rat race after a hiatus, and the pair set off to recruit like-minded hard & heavy rock talent. Blessed by the almost miraculous appearance of a basically unknown drummer, Jason Bordeaux, the line-up was complete when Chico King's Flamethrower called it quits, and he joined the band. PLASTER made their debut performance at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle WA March 2004. In 2006 Chico eventually moved on, Jason switched to bass guitar, and Dana Sims joined the band playing drums. Dana also plays drums in Witchburn. In 2009 Jason left the band and was replaced by Nick Merryman, who also plays bass in Fistful Of Brittany. PLASTER has played with many great bands since their inception including: Godsmack, Ill Nino, Priestess, Monster Magnet, Rob Zombie, Drowning Pool, EYEHATEGOD, Shinedown, Jucifier, Valient Thorr, Early Man, Unsane, 3 Inches of Blood, Toxic Holocaust, HIMSA, Big Business, Akimbo, Nebula, Bongzilla, ZEKE, Opiates For The Masses, Book of Black Earth and others. Discography: "BREATHE/REDS" 7 inch ep 2006 "Limited edition red vinyl" Flotation Records (FR003) "NEW WORLD" CD 2009 Flotation Records (FR032) * Currently recording new CD with Jack Endino. Slated for 2013 release.
*** RC5 *** 1997-2004 RC5 stands for the Robb Clarke Five, they were formed by Robb of Zipgun / (A.M.A.) and Todd Ohashi of (A.M.A.). After Zipgun broke up Robb sang for Against Medical Advise (A.M.A.) where he met Todd Ohashi on lead guitar. (A.M.A.) disbanded in 1995 and soon after Robb and Todd re-formed to create RC5 with John Mack on drums (also from A.M.A.). John recruted Bob Ries from Cleavland, Ohio. He had played in Idiot Humans, Basket Case and The Guns. They played around Seattle and recorded some tracksd but in November John left the band and was replaced by Erick Erickson (Crisis Party, Poison Bone, and Jesus Christ Superfly). RC5 toured the the West Coast and the Midwest with Epitaph recording artists Zeke. After coming back from the second tour Bob left the band to pursue other interests. He was replaced by the first Zipgun bassist, Mark Wooten. RC5 broke up for a short period of time but soon got back together with a few changes in the line up. Mark Wooten had left and was replaced by Jason Freeman (The Vaccines, Kent 3, Hai Karate). Robb decided to just sing and so the band brought in Steve Ross (Green Apple Quickstep) on 2nd guitar. Soon after Steve left to pursue his new project The Briefs. Robb picked up the guitar again and the mighty five stayed a 4 piece and continued to write new material releasing their first full length CD on TSB Records (a Scotland based indi label) in 2002. After the release of their debut full length CD "American Rock N Roll", RC5 was asked to tour Europe/ UK supporting Zeke. A (6) week tour would take them from Germany to France, Slovania to Croatia. Over to Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Holland. Then Belgium, Scotland and over to finish 5 more dates in the UK with their last show in London sold out at the Garage with The Dirtbombs. Soon after the green light was given from TSB to start production with Jack Endino for their 2004 sophomore release on TSB Records. Once budgeting was figured out back to the studio they headed. This album delivered 18 new tracks of punk rock produced by sir Jack Endino. Unfortunately "Gotta Get Away" was never released in the states nor the UK as the mighty 5 disbanded due to touring conflicts and band direction. RC5 eventually reformed but without drummer Erick Erickson as he moved to Fort Collins CO. The 5 then recruited veteran Jason Revis (Jaguar Paw, The Boss Martins) to be the full time hitter and continue playing shows in the Seattle / Portland / Vancouver BC area. In 2007 the 5 were asked to perform at "Geezerfest" at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle WA. Flotation Records put on a 2 day festival including such acts as Love Battery, Catbutt, Blood Circus, Swallow, Coffin Break, and RC5. In 2009 they played a reunion show at Seattle's El Corazon with The Humpers from LA. The line up included Robb Clarke vocals, Todd Ohashi guitar, Mark Wooten on bass and Jason Revis on drums. This was their last live appearance to date. Discography: You're Gonna Pay: 7 inch LP on Small Town Records (Portland, OR) 1998 STR002 In The Bottle: 7 inch LP on My Fat Ass Records (Seattle, WA) 1998 MFA7002 Kicked Out: 10 inch LP on Estate Records (Seattle, WA) 1998 ER008 Coming My Way: 7 inch LP on Junk Records (Los Angeles, CA) 1999 JR047 American Rock N Roll: CD on TSB Records (Scotland) 2002 BAMF24 Run Baby Run: CD on Butter Milk Records (Seattle, WA) 2003 BMR0001 Gotta Get Away: CD on TSB Records (Scotland) 2004 BAMF32
*** AMA *** 1995 AMA (Against Medical Advise). Debut show with Bottle of Smoke. Performed at RKCNDY in Seattle WA "D Jam" spotlight showcase with Super Sonic Soul Pimps, 3D S&M, Los Hornets. Played The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle WA "Bite Back CD release celebration" showcase with Gas Huffer and Steel Wool. 3 song ep release: "Spring Clean for the Mayqueen"