About CHASING DRAGONS
Recruiting high school band-mates Shawn Lester on bass and Greg Melonson on drums, Brian formed the rythum section of the band arranging the songs he had written and demoed on acoustic guitar the previous year. Satisfied with their progress, the boys set out to find a lead guitarist and singer for the newly formed rock machine.
Having picked up a lo-fi garage rock CD at an indie record store of a local group "The Southend Philosophers" Brian recognized the singer from the club scene and thought to approach him about trying out for the Dragons. Manoli who had been growing tired and bored of the jam scene, felt the desire for a new direction to focus his musical energy.
" I had been in my last year of collage and hanging out at the guitar store in between classes, when Maz and Skullet (Melonson) walked in and approached me about a "Real Metal" band they had started and asked if I'd be interested in trying out on vocals" remembers Manoli. "...I was disenchanted with the hippy scene and started to find it boring and contemptuous since I quit dope lol" Manoli adds, "I was all for it." ".. After all, Metal and Hard Rock was the reason I wanted to play in a band in the first place."
After adding virtuoso shredder Dean Roberts on lead guitar the Dragons began to demo songs for what would become their debut EP recorded at Fluid Audio Group and mastered by J Lapointe at Archive mastering. The EP was released in on June 9th 2012 and well received locally by critics and fans alike.
Currently the Band has replaced Dean with Metal veteran and riff master Steve Walsh on lead guitar and have been recording new material and playing shows with no end in site.....
"You are What you think you are" "Stay Hungry!!!
Oct 17 SaturdayDoncaster, UK Vintage Rock Bar