playing styles. As for Bass speciﬁcally… Cliff Burton, Jason Newsted, David Ellefson, and Steve Harris all played major roles in my formative years, which is what lead to me being equally proﬁcient with both pick and ﬁnger styles.
BANDS: The Big 4, Testament, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Pantera, Down, Tool, Disturbed, Fear Factory, Gwar, GNR, Pearl Jam,
ALBUMS: Master of Puppets, And Justice for All (basically learned to play bass with these 2 albums), Rust In Peace (Megadeth), Sound of White Noise (Anthrax), Powerslave (Maiden), Lateralus (Tool), Nola (Down), The Blackening (Machine head), Lust in Space (Gwar)
MUSICIANS: My brothers in Phear
Favourite PHEAR song, and why: Regan’s Dream. This is the ﬁrst Phear song I heard. Just before I joined the band,as the guys sent me a link to the “Regan’s Dream” video … I listened to 30 seconds of this song and instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this band!
Favourite member of PHEAR: Every audience member at a Phear show.
Favourite books/TV shows/movies:
BOOKS - The Dark Tower series, IT (Stephen King), The Sword of Truth series (Terry Goodkind), Imajica (Clive Barker), Rama (Arthur C. Clarke), A Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R Martin)
TV - Game of Thrones, Star Trek (all series), Stargate (all series), Farscape, Family Guy, South Park, Rick and Morty, Trailer Park Boys
MOVIES - Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, Anything by Marvel, Goodfellas, Casino, Hellraiser, Event Horizon, Borat
Other Hobbies: Photography, Movies, Reading, Bowling, Polka, being a nerd
Most memorable musical experience(s):
Opening for “Spirit of the West” while in my ﬁrst metal band “Trilogy”. The memorable part? Us and all our friends highjacking their air conditioned RV, eating all their food, drinking all their booze, then playing our set and bailing before they knew what happened! :)
Getting the chance to audition for 2 of my all time favourite bands … “Machine Head” and “Disturbed”
Telling the Phear boys that I was their new bass player at my 2nd audition :)
First gig with Phear at the Rockpile in Etobicoke … so many reasons! Just one of those amazing gigs that stays with you forever
Most memorable concert(s): -An evening with Metallica (Black album tour), 1992, Copps Colosseum, Hamilton ON. Very ﬁrst large production metal show I ever saw and it blew my mind!
Every Tool concert I’ve ever been to. A band that truly personiﬁes musical art in every way possible.
Why I love what I do?: 30 years ago, the album “Master of Puppets” truly inspired me, and helped shape the course of my life. It has always been my dream to truly inspire others with original music in the same way. During a live performance, if I can spot just one person in the crowd who is fully involved in our music … physically and emotionally … then I feel like I’ve done my job :)
Anything else to add?:BOSH SMASH!!!
Name: Chris Boshis A.K.A: Bosh
D.O.B: May 22
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario
Currently Residing In: Oakville, Ontario
Basses: Ibanez 4, 5, and 6 string
Amps: Peavy, anything that sounds awesome
Strings: Dean Markley Blue Steel, Ernie Ball
Picks: Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm
Musical Inﬂuences: My musical background is almost entirely rooted in thrash. My earliest inﬂuences came from the Big 4 (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer), Testament, and Iron Maiden. Later on, Pantera, Machine Head, and Tool crept their way into my writing and