Pump is your premiere tri-state, metropolitan Aerosmith tribute band composed of long time music lovers and aficionados. Covering everything the “Bad Boys from Boston” have put out since their 1973 self titled album “Aerosmith” up to today’s hits. Lead by Ian Temple on lead vocals and Frank Tassielli on bass, Pump will get you pumped at a venue near you.
Ian C. Temple is a native Brooklyn-born rock singer, voice teacher, union TV film tech (grip) and commercial voice talent, spokesman for multiple internationally renowned brands, past and present.
When he’s not recording commercial spots from his personal pro studio, working overtime on NBC primetime or rockin’ out with his three stellar tribute bands in NY and CA, he’s upgrading his old Mazda MX-5 or playing Magic: The Gathering with his hometown crew to make it through these lockdowns in high spirits.
Check out The ‘All-Voice Media Podcast‘, streaming on all major platforms, to catch the latest tips and tricks on vocal performance and entrepreneurship, and visit allvoicemedia.com to stay in touch. Also check out his original sitcom, ‘Lofty Dreams’, now on Youtube and Amazon Prime.
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Years Performing: 27
My influences are :
Dave Larue, Geddy Lee, Eddie Van Halen, Stu Hamm. Randy Coven, John Entwistle , Paul Macartney, And Tom Hamilton, to name a few. The reason why I love playing in an Aerosmith Tribute is because of the awesome lead guitar harmonies, great vocals and songwriting.
Some my personal favorite past gigs include- july 2010 performing in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the Red Hot chili peppers tribute band, “Warped”, and also performing on New years eve in Council Bluffs, Iowa, & at Harrahs Casino with Billy Joel Tribute Band “Stormfront”.
My favorite Aerosmith songs are:
Toys in the Attic, Last Child, and Jaded.
Favorite Aerosmith album: Rocks, and Just Push & Play.
Personal Highlight: Meeting Joey Kramer in Feb 2014.
When did Ray discover and learn to love Aerosmith: It was about the 9th grade (1983) when he and group close friends began to explore the great bands of 1970’s. Sitting in class one day, it was very common to doodle on the desk top. Once he grabbed a seat, there was a great Aerosmith lyric written on it. It read, “Down to who knows who is just to socialize”! Later to find out that lyric was an Aerosmith song by the name of “Lord of the Thighs” which was off the 2nd album entitled Get Your Wings! Ray searched out that cassette at a local music store and the first Aerosmith album and the love of the band blossomed. Later acquiring Toys in the Attic and Rocks he was hooked. Life long fan.
Profile: Gear, Yamaha Drums, Pearl Pedals, Sabian and Zidj Cymbals. 30 + veteran behind the skins. Ray paid his dues touring the Long Island Club scene in various cover band including leading his own project for 10 years.
Years Performing: 40
John is a seasoned guitarist/singer having played throughout NY, NJ, out west, and up in Canada (eh). including festivals in the mid west with “Gaelforce” Celtic rock.
Tribute bands have included “Headgames” Foreigner tribute, and “Razors Edge” AC/DC tribute. He was with last house band at Kenny’s Castaways in NYC called “Radiostar” 80s meets Arena rock.
John has written, recorded, and collaborated with Ron Zabrocki, Bearsville studios. and was produced by Billy Cobham with his band “Steelhouse”.
He loves working with guitar synths, various pedals. etc. (likes to make noise).
John uses Trailertrash pedalboards, Egnater, and Blackstar amps, and whatever weird guitars he can find.
I pick, therefore, i grin!!!!!
Years Performing: 40
Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, Joe Perry/Brad Whitford, Jeff Beck, Ian Thornley and my Mentor Doug Varady.
The veteran of many original NYC projects most notably Grimm Jack.
There’s were many gigs’, tours and a lot of history there!
A current Member of the Chris Pepe Band.
And he continues to do Solo private gigs.
“Growing up across the street from Aerosmith in the 70’s on Commonwealth ave put their music in my blood.
Les Paul’s and Marshalls are my main go to’s and this gig allows me to take out my early 80’s BC Rich Mockingbird!!
Extremely happy to be picked to join the Premier Aerosmith tribute band PUMP!!”