Rise Above




Rise Above is a new band to the Santa Cruz area, however we are looking for dedicated vocalist with a wide range of versatility. We eventually want to get to the touring and recording level where we can make a living off of this. Singer would have to be able to sing clean and be able to produce a melody, being able to pull off screams is a plus but not necessary. Look at influences for a general idea of what we are looking for. We are looking to record professionally and have already recorded originals with no vocals. If interested please contact one of the members for more information.
Brendan Chaplin - (831) 332-2726
Brian Marquez - (831) 585-4276
Chris Baltazar - (831) 430-8878
Sky Johnson - (831) 229-6790
(As a band we have not yet played any gigs, however separately we have all played at least 2-4 gigs each.)

Screen name:
Rise Above
Member since:
Mar 01 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
21 years


Metallica, Slipknot, Machine Head, Iron Maiden, Trivium, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, Motörhead, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Danzig, The Dead Kennedys, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, KISS, Megadeth, Slayer, Nirvana, Ozzy, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Rush, Scorpions, Slash's Snakepit, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, System of a Down, Ted Nugent, Venom, Black Label Society, Cream, Slash and the Conspirators, Infectious Grooves, Overkill, Santa Cruz, Black Flag, A few others

Members Of Band

Brendan Chaplin - Lead Guitar
Brian Marquez - Bass Guitar
Sky Johnson - Drums
Chris Baltazar - Rhythm Guitar


Mesa Boogie MKV Head
Marshall 1960B 4x12
Custom Guitar
Jackson RR1 USA w/ EMG 57/66 set
Epiphone Custom Les Paul w/ Seymour Duncan Hot Rod Set
Orange CR120 Head
Ibanez Cab 4x12
Fender P-Bass
6 Piece Gretsch Catalina Maple w/ Mapex raptor double pedals, Tama Rockstar snare, 2 Sabian b8 crashes, b8 hi-hat and ride, aax large china, meinl hcs small china

- Eventually we will also be getting an Orange OB1 300 Watt bass head as well as a Hartke 4x10 Bass Cab