ANGIE “ANGUS” SANDOW Lead Guitar
Co- founder Angie has been playing guitar off and on since she was 12 years old and is proud of how she plays. This girls got rhythm, and uses a prosthetic device to play. Crowds go nuts at her unique style and Angus antics! Influenced by guitarists such as Angus Young (go figure!!), Jimmy Page, and Rory Gallagher, Angie developed her skill as a solid rhythm player. It was not until BARE RUMP was born that Angie turned to leads. Angie has been a devote AC/DC fan since the bands inception, and was fortunate enough to meet her hero Angus Young and the rest of the band several times during their Stiff Upper Lip Tour of 2000/2001. These personal meetings have helped to develop her Angus style, and she attempts to share the joy and excitement which she experienced when meeting the band with her audience. Angies recent exploits include winning the title of Canadas Favourite Angus Young Look-Alike which was sponsored by Warner Music and Q107. The contest involved Angie performing her best Angus Young at HMV located on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. Angie also performed her solo Angus act for Q107 at the Guys Garage Event held at Medieval Times located at Exhibition Place during the summer of 2001. Now its time for you to get a charge out of her!!
LLOYD “TIMMY TWO-STIX”/PHIL WALSH Drums
Co-founder Lloyd started playing drums when he was 14, and has been playing off and on for approximately 15 years. Influenced by Neil Peart and John Bonham, Lloyd developed a strong hard rocking double bass style, which he cultivated during the 80s while jamming with several musicians. As the drummer for BARE RUMP, Lloyd performs with a scaled down 5 piece Ludwig kit with Sabian Cymbals and is responsible for ensuring that the rhythm remains consistent.
FRANC “MALCOLM” VIO Rhythm Guitar
Franc has been playing guitar for 20+ years and welcomes every opportunity to play with Bare Rump live! Franc’s blusey style and passion for performing contributes to Bare Rump’s high energy. Franc has performed with a variety of players in the past, and Bare Rump considers themselves fortunate to have him as a member of the band! Hail Franc!!
NORMA “WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE” BON/BRIAN BETHELL Lead Vocals
Yes, a FEMALE lead singer! And can this lady sing! Normas love for AC/DC explodes every time she hits the stage, and her high voltage energy and powerful vocals are a perfect tribute to both Bon and Brian classics! Over the past several years, Norma has performed with a variety of cover bands singing everything from blues to rock and roll. Her strong vocal range allows her to master a variety of styles, however her true love has always been AC/DC. Having two female frontmen, BARE RUMP provides what no other AC/DC Tribute has, in addition to a true Bon/Brian and Angus stage presence!
BRIAN “FLYIN BRIAN” /CLIFF STONE– BASSIST
Brian first picked up the bass guitar at 16, and 12 years later hes still hooked. Influenced by players like Steve Harris, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan and Flea, Brian has developed a tasty bass style of his own. Hes performed in a range of bands including a high school metal band, classic rock and top 40 cover bands, and an original pop rock band. Brian has played famous clubs around Toronto including The Horseshoe Tavern, Lees Palace, The 360 and The Big Bop and has also performed live on Rogers Television and Ottawas morning talk show Breakfast on the NEW RO. Live performances is where Brian really comes alive. You might see him jumping on stage, or just dancing away as he lays down some phat grooves