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ABOUT

Rebel Rampage About

Graham Czach (writer/vocals/bass)

Originally from Chicago, now an Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist fusing modern and progressive rock sensibilities with pop-like hooks and socially conscious message-driven music; Graham Czach is an original, wildly creative, and accomplished musician, composer, producer, upright/electric bassist, vocalist, and guitarist.

 

The Chicago Music Award Winner's 2010 debut album Lucid features: Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee) on drums plus brilliant artwork by album artist Jeff Jordan (The Mars Volta). The latest critically acclaimed 2015 sophomore release, Star By Star EP, has songs co-produced by Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins), Manny Sanchez (Fall Out Boy), and Greg Magers (Lupe Fiasco). It also features Dylan McGee Jones (Gallant) on guitar and Jonathan Marks (Dessa) on drums.

Graham Czach has toured the United States extensively as well as other parts of the world with his solo band, and many other artists including Hey Champ, Chicago Afrobeat Project, GMG, Audiodream, Goldford, Andrew Ripp, Chicago & LA Diamond Trio, Creedence Revived, and Secondhand Smoke. Graham has current endorsements with internationally recognized music companies - D'Addario, Eden Amps, Fender, Mono Cases, and Souldier Straps. Czach has also performed with the best in music and shared stages with notable artists - Tom Morello, Les Claypool, Big Head Todd, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Seun Kuti, The Wailers, Grammy Award winners Paul Wertico, Howard Levy, and many others. He recorded double bass on Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco's album L.A.S.E.R.S. as well as Saint Asonia’s debut album while working with producer Johnny K.

 

In these dire times where corruption and lies rule the US government, Graham strives to bring about change for the better by writing and performing with his new protest rock band, Rebel Rampage. “I felt that resistance was absolutely necessary, and I made it my duty to fight this oppression with powerful music and inspirational words to transcend politics and inspire action. Rebel Rampage is the best way I can seek out truth and justice through music.” 

Dylan McGee Jones (guitarist/co-writer)

 

Milwaukee native who spent many years in Chicago honing in on his craft.  Now a Los Angeles resident, he has had the honor of performing, touring, and recording with many musicians from around the world such as Gallant, Jessie J, Dwele, El DeBarge, R. Kelly, Joe, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Rhymefest, Agnez Mo, and Yuna.  Dylan constantly strives to bring honesty, diversity, soul, and electricity to his playing and stage performances.  

 

Rock, pop, RnB, jazz, hip-hop, and fusion played a critical role in the development of Dylan's sound since he purchased his first guitar at 15.  “I remember hearing Billy Corgan's guitar tone; the dense fuzz, vocal-esque squeals, raw emotion being emitted from an instrument.  I wanted to live in and recreate that feeling, and the journey allowed me to dig deeper into a multitude of genres and players.  Musical versatility is what shaped the sound that i have been honing in on for years, and Rebel Rampage is the perfect band to apply these aesthetics to. I am really excited to share this music and message with the world!"   

PunKy Balfour (drums)

 

Sammy "PunKy" Balfour IV was born in Oklahoma City, OK. At the age of two years, his family moved to Palmdale, a small desert valley in Southern California. Before birth, Sammy was given the nickname "PunKy" by his mother. His father Sammy "Tre'" Balfour III was a professional musician whose credits for recording and playing live include many big artists such as Color Me Badd, Ricky Martin, All-4-One, Boyz 2 Men, & Micheal Bolton, which made PunKy 'born' into the music and it's business.

 

PunKy picked up the drums at a very young age, but didn't take it seriously till the age of 16 years. Since then, he has studied different styles of music that range from Rock, Pop, PunK Rock, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Fusion, Break Beat, Spanish Pop, Cumbia, and Brazilian. Through these styles, he has developed his own independent style in which he can apply to all types of music he plays, which he is most known and appreciated for.

 

Through winning many drum competitions and getting noticed by musicians and fans alike, PunKy has had the opportunities to perform all over the world for numerous artists including Prince's music director, Andre Cymone as well as performing regularly around LA and Hollywood for events such as the Floor Improv.  He continues to tour and and record with various artists while providing the unwavering support and foundation on the drums for Rebel Rampage.

*Rebel Rampage proudly uses D'Addario Strings, Fender and Guild Guitars/Basses, Eden Amps, Vox Amps, Souldier Straps, Remo, Paiste, and Vater.