Andrew Perez 1 p.m., March 24
Bomb and Scary
Sound description: Two caffeine fiends set loose on Megadeth's equipment.
RIYL: AC/DC, Unwritten Law, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dr. Chunk
Inception: San Marcos, 2006
Current Status: Playing in Southern California.
Influences: AC/DC, Metallica, Menudo, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Tiffany, Exodus, Testament, Forbidden, Drowning Pool, Disturbed, Death Angel, Static X, Unwritten Law, Machine Head, S.O.D., M.O.D.
Eric Beard's musician credits stretch back some 20 years. "First of all, I never was a singer, and some people probably would say I'm still not," he laughs. "But singing and playing guitar at the same time is still a challenge." Bomb and Scary is a hard rock/metal duo with Beard and singer Dave Sandoval, calling themselves E-Bomb and Scary-D.
Beard began playing piano at age eight. "But as soon as I heard the first three chords of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell,' I said to myself, 'You can't do that on a piano,' and I went and bought an electric guitar for $125." Beard has a recording degree from Chico State. Beard sometimes performs solo as Angerhead, the one-man metal band.