BRUCE ERIK BRAUER - (East Coast Band / Traveling Band)
Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, NY - Bruce started playing guitar at 13 when a neighbor gifted him an old acoustic guitar. It was after buying his first KISS record. (Hotter Than Hell) that it became apparent to become a rock star. Influenced by Judas Priest, Beatles, Rush, Randy Rhodes, RacerX, KISS and Yngwie Malmsteen - He practiced his guitar 18 hours a day and learned how to play his favorite riffs from LPs on the record player.
He formed what became a premiere Long Island hair metal band TEQUILA and packed the local clubs with Faster Pussycat, Mr. Big and LA Guns in the NY Tri-state area in the late 80s and early 90’s. A new line up and direction of music led to signing to Atlantic Records with a record deal for the new band - DOG SOCIETY - Touring North America with Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Stone Temple Pilots, and Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Produced by Grammy® Winning producers Rob Schnapf + Tom Rothrock - The album “Test Your Own Eyes” was the 6th most added album on radio for the Summer of ’93. 25+ years and 3 albums later, Bruce still writes, produces and records with DOG SOCIETY at a more casual pace. His desert island albums would be THE BEATLES White album and RUSH Permanent Waves.
Bruce also formed KINGS of the BRUSHWOOD THICKET - A solo acoustic project which was first released 2014.
He is a proud member of ASCAP, NATAS and The Recording Academy.
He is ranked in the top 30 of “Amazing Spider-Man” comic collectors on earth.
When his guitar is in its case Bruce keeps busy as a creative TV + Advertising executive who has received 27 Emmy awards among other notable industry accolades.
SCOTT LAFLAMME - (West Coast Band / Traveling Band)
Scott LaFlamme has a diverse style and stage persona which is obvious to everyone who watches a live performance. He is a gifted individual, with a natural born talent for his craft. Being a veteran of the stage and studio has brought Scott to realize his ultimate goal of leading his musical career to new heights, as well as offering his creative combination of technical guitar playing to audiences across the world. He has an extensive variety of artists as influences, ranging from The Beatles to bands of today, such as Ozzy Osbourne, Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin.
Scott LaFlamme's love of music surfaced during early childhood and has transcended through years of devotion as both a performer and teacher. Now having opened his own recording and teaching studio, LMI Studio, he is training new musicians and full bands to develop their talent. Scott’s playing ability is comprised of intricate musical theory and skill.
Scott LaFlamme is a dynamic performer who gives listeners a phenomenal live show. His tremendous talent shines through to all audiences who witness it. Scott is the former guitarist for “Bang Tango” which had given him the opportunity needed to create new songs on a national level, adding his talent and skill to the masses. Scott’s most recent projects include Super Troup, which includes members Chas West - Lead Vocals [formerly of Bonham, Lynch Mob, Foreigner], Derrick Pontier - Drums [formerly of Great White, Oz Fox, CC Deville], and Jason Cornwell – Bass [currently of Mr. Big’s Eric Martin]. Scott is also working in the studio with the band from England “Tiger Tailz” recording new material.
*** Scott has performed at the M3 Music Festival 2010, 2012 over 30,000,000 viewed live***
• Monsters of Rock Cruise 2012, 2013
• Over 400 tour dates in the U.S. & Overseas in 2010 - Present
• Support act for Queensryche, Whitesnake, Scorpions, Vince Neil, Slaughter, Kix, Loverboy, Lynch Mob, & more
• Halfway Jam Festival 2012 opening for Jackyl, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top
• Active rotation on VH1 Classic, Sirius XM radio “Hair Nation” & “The Boneyard”
• WWW.SCOTTLAFLAMME.COM & WWW.LMISTUDIO.COM