Secrets in a Briefcase
LINDA'S BIO Linda has enjoyed music as a child, her family always played music at home. They would play instruments and sing with her mom when she would play the piano and she also enjoyed dancing with her dad. So you see how a musical family could inspire a person to really want music in their lives. She decided about nineteen that she wanted to sing, so she took some private lessons and enrolled in school to learn what she could and by learning these skills she also learned something about her own voice. She has been singing for many years and always sang other bands songs. One day she asked her mom and dad how to write songs, they replied by saying, It comes from within you. She didn't know where to start so she got a book on songwriting and before finishing the first chapter she wrote her first song and on and on It went, until she had so many songs, she was missing one thing.....music. She knew she wanted a harder edge than how she originally wrote the songs, she knew one day it will come. Linda Fiore has been writing since 1993 and has over 100+ songs written. The love and support from her family and friends keeps her motivated. One day not having found the right people or band to sing for. She answered an ad for a band wanting a singer, this is where she met Tom and he asked her to sing for his band called Split Image. They started writing music together for an original project in 2003 and did not have any other members to form this band yet, until they went to a jam session one night in 2004 and met up with a friend of Tom's who was a drummer named Bill. They found out he didn't really have any projects going so they asked if he would like to join Split Image and play drums for them. He thought it would be a lot of fun. After a lot of time and effort a few musicians here and there they started making some headway in forming an original band in 2005. They needed a strong bass player and met a guy by the name of Andy who was just ending a project he was in and didn't have a band at the time. They asked him to join their band and Forbidden Zone was complete. TOM'S BIO California native - Tom was always into music. Tom made his first guitar when he was 13 years old. He waited another 30 something years to build his second guitar, and hasn't played anything else since. With his great sense of tone and sound, you'll hear every note when you hear him play. Teamed up with the three forbidden others, Tom really shines. With Linda, Bill and Andy, Tom just flat out rocks! With his solid rythym and nice tasty solo's mixed with the rest of the players, you will understand that tone is everything to Tom BILL'S BIO The driving force and backbone of Forbidden Zone's songs cut right to the core essentials that our life experiences are formed from. The driving beats and sensual rhythms of Forbidden Zone's drummer Bill West, put you in the driver's seat. Bill has been playing drums for a long time, and when you hear him, you know it comes straight from the heart. He grew up in Pennsylvania till the age of 10. Then relocated to California and has lived there ever since. So he has an appreciation for the difference between the East Coast and West Coast sound that everyone refers too. He started playing drums in the early 1980's. He took private lessons from Pat Carlucci, at the local music shop in town. That was always a highlight of the week for him, going to his drum lessons on Friday after school. Through these lessons he learned to read, write and play drum parts from various styles and genres of music. He continued on with music through his college years, playing in numerous cover bands to keep his chops up and gain exposure. He enrolled in music classes at college to further his quest for knowledge. While performing at the college, he was asked by the music director to form a jazz trio, reading charts, to back the Jazz Choir. Which lead to other musical avenues previously unexplored. Through mutual friends at jam sessions, he met up with Tom. The two struck off a solid friendship a few years back. Tom and Linda saw him at one of his shows and they decided to form Split Image, a cover band, to play out in the Orange County club circuit. From this group, the core of Forbidden Zone was discovered. Music has always been a big part of his life, and still is to this day. Just wait till you hear him play, and you will know why they call him Million Dollar Bill. ANDY'S BIO The creation of AMAX was an emulsification of London Broil, Tanqueray, Mother Natures' brownie mix, an official Timothy Leary flashback and a whole bunch of mid 1960's free love rolled up in seaweed, dipped in wasabi and chased down with a shot of hot saki (at least that's what they told him). During the two years at Fullerton College majoring in technical theatre and music, and a minor in Ebonics, Andy Maxwell suddenly realized his special purpose and decided his goal in life shall be to become "THE ALL BEING MASTER OF TIME SPACE AND DIMENSION". In an attempt to acheive this goal, he followed the smart business sense of Madonna, shortened his name to the one word "AMAX" and sold his sexy body to the media. . . We are still baffeled to this day as to why that didn't pan out monitarily the same way for him as it did for Madonna, nonetheless Amax forged ahead to perform with such acts as "Slick and the Gridlock", "Ferocious Wallpaper", "Dr. Jellyfinger", "Ugly Mood Swing" and since 95' has been the frontman for "Headcheese", known as one of Orange County's loudest bands. Amax would like to tell Bob, Ted and Lisa in Forbidden Zone that he's having a great time blahblahblah and thank them for joining the long list of people he will have stepped on, on his way to the top.