NEMESIS current line up is the aforementioned Luck Riggs, Alan Smith, Bruce Robinson, and Jeff Cust (guitars and backing vocals). This lineup combines local, regional, and national exposure rivaled by very few bands. Their experience of playing in clubs and on tour is a combined 35 years plus of experience.
Lucky Riggs brings a style, attitude, and experience forged by such gigs as Sea of Souls, Bent, and Real by Design. The vocal melodies and aggressive guitar riffs are an important key to NEMESIS. Jeff Cust brings an added third vocalist to the band and his melodically raw guitar tones, song writing ability, and overall stage performance add the missing link to creating the music and performances desired by their fans. Jeff's style was honed in the bands Lift Six eighteen which later became Down From Zero, which saw action opening for such bands as Mudvayne and Trapt. Bruce Robinson brings a blend of intricate bass playing and a song writing ear to the band, along with backing vocals that brings layers not normally associated with this type of energetic hard rock. Bruce has a storied past in local music, last seen with the band Monument. Alan Smith adds a good mix of syncopated drumming tied in with a more in the pocket feel forged from days of a progressive drumming in the band MIRROR MIRROR and the time he spent on tour with Cold Gin, a Kiss tribute band where he toured extensively the East Coast. His later influences of heavier metal hard rock bands are evident in the grooves produced in NEMESIS.
NEMESIS offers an experience, a musical journey through raw emotion, finally tuned direction, and a physically draining performance. This reputation has earned them the privilege of sharing the stage with such acts as Mudvayne, Rob Zombie, Taproot, Killswitch Engage, Chevelle, Submersed, and others at 2005 Lunatic Luau presented by FM 99. Also their hard work made them the choice to represent Hampton Roads at the Vince Neil after show Party in Sept. 2005. Their tour experience has seen them go as far north as Baltimore, MD, and as far south as Orlando to perform at the 2005 Florida Music Festival, where the were one of 200 bands chosen out of 1200.
A NEMESIS show is one to deliver and satisfy every need and urge by all the fans attending, the companionship and brotherhood of these four guys provide the needed touch that promotes great music and spectacular performance.
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