About Twist of Fate "Official"
Twist of Fate, formed in 2007, is the combination of David Michael, Chris Declercq, Chad MacDonald, and Will Hirsch.
DAVID MICHAEL (Lead Vocals, Keyboards) is an Orange County, California native with tons of live performances under his belt. His experience includes showcasing, touring and recording with both the R&B group "Montage" and the Pop/Rock group "Frequency 5". David is an incredibly emotional and passionate, front man, singer and songwriter. To see him perform live is an experience that one will not soon forget.
CHRIS DECLERCQ: (Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals) Chris, hails originally from Switzerland and has performed at some of California's finest venues, from the Whiskey A Go-Go to the House Of Blues, many festivals as well as touring and tons of session work. Chris has also played with a host of world-class musicians including Dizzy Reed of Guns 'N Roses, Michael Kenney (Iron Maiden live keyboardist), Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, Mr. Big, etc.), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio, UFO), Alan Krigger (Ike & Tina Turner), Teddy Zig Zag Andreadis (Alice Cooper, Guns 'N Roses, etc.). Chris also currently plays for the band Godmother. It's current lineup is made of Tomi Rae Brown (James Brown's widow) on vocals, Athena Kottak (Tommy Lee's sister) on the drums and Beth-Ami Dokus on the bass. Chris is endorsed by Vigier Guitars.
CHAD MACDONALD: (Bass & Backing Vocals): Chad relocated to Southwest from his native Connecticut. He was raised on radio with “rock n roll in his heart”. Chad is the most experienced member of the band. He has toured nationally for several years with Jani lane (Warrant) and bandmate 18 yr old guitar prodigy Dario Lorina. He also has toured with Quiet Riot's Kevin Dubrow, Bang Tango, members of Guns ‘N Roses, White Lion, Ratt, The Doors (of the 21st century), Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Beautiful Creatures, and currently tours with Gene Loves Jezebel. He’s also jammed with members of Poison, Skid Row, Alice Cooper, Bonham, and his personal favorite Gary Busey! (on drums)..Chad has played all over the world and has even performed on VH-1 on two separate occasions (with Jani Lane).
WILL HIRSCH (Drums, Backing Vocals), a native New Yorker, studied with the late drum guru Gary Chester, (the most prolific studio drummer on the East coast during the 60's and 70's). Gary taught some of the great drummers of today, including Dave Weckl, Danny Gottlieb, Max Weinberg and Kenny Aronoff. He had a profound inspiration on Will as well as helping guide the young drummer’s life and career in the early years. Will left home at 18 and moved to Paris, France where he toured Europe and recorded with several indie bands, becoming a regular at the yearly Fete de la Musique, and even playing for US Army and NATO troops in war-torn Bosnia and Kosovo. Eventually, he relocated to sunny Southern California and has hit the stage of all the major venues since his arrival. Will is even a founding member of former Nine Inch Nail’s lead guitarist Ralf Dietel’s LA band “Krash Karma” one of Music Connection Magazines "Best Unsigned Bands of 2008".
Together, their profound passion, emotion, songwriting skills and heartfelt lyrics are the binding force that holds this band together and intensely drives them through every live performance.
Though a relatively young band, Twist of Fate has already headlined at the following Southern California venues: The Roxy, The Key Club, The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, The Derby, The Galaxy Theater, The Clubhouse, The Joint, 14 Below, and Hogue Barmichaels to name a few.