The 900 Pound Gorilla story is one of 3 longtime friends having fun.
Along the way, 900 Pound Gorilla recently received the award for Punk Rock Group of the Year at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. In addition to this, they recently garnered 2 nominations for the All Access Magazine Awards-Best New Group and Best Hard Rock Group. The Band continues to expand their diverse fan base through shows and through their extensive web presence including: www.900poundgorilla.com
(20,000 hits plus a month), a myspace site, cd baby, itunes, Number1 music, MusicNation, this month in music, earbuzz.com, sonicbids, Feature sounds, cafepress.com, and many, many other sites.
They have also been featured on 97.1 KLSX Radio, in No Cover magazine and on an accompanying cd. In June, they we’re featured on www.rockwired.com
with an interview and show. They are also featured with a track on K.t. Recordz Guitars of Tomorrow, with a review in Express Jet’s Inflight Magazine, and feature on Indieguitarists.com. This June, they’re featured on a compilation cd from Mohawk Bomb Records and have songs on a Derder Nation
Their recording/rehearsal studio is now complete, with the addition of an analog 24 track machine, a 48 channel mixing board, extensive outboard equipment, and of course pro tools. The idea is to be able to record anytime and still get that fat, analog sound along with the editing of digital technology. The band has music on network and cable tv, published through ASCAP.
John is also an audio mixer for a major post production company and Donat has recorded major artists such as Incubus, and Alien Ant Farm. Jeff was the operations manager/lifeblood of Schecter Guitars for 6 plus years and a touring musician.
The members of 900 Pound Gorilla have known each other for basically well, forever.
John and Donat went to high school together in Fremont , California playing in various bands playing talent contests and all sorts of high school shows.
They played together in bands through college and around California , such as Mad Beat Vison, and eventually started playing shows with Jeff's band at the time, Dead Lazlos Place (New Red Archives). John later joined Dead Lazlos Place for a year before jeff , john , and donat formed 900 Pound Gorilla.