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About The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats are a virtuosic rock trio featuring the talents of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Marco Minnemann. Drawing upon their eclectic tastes, the Aristocrats play a distinctive mix of instrumental prog rock, jazz fusion, heavy metal, and funk. Prior to forming the Aristocrats, Britain's Govan played with groups like Asia, GPS, and Young Punx! Similarly, Beller, a California native who graduated from the Berklee College of Music, played with Dethklok, Steve Vai, and others. The German-born Minnemann is a sought-after San Diego-based drum instructor who has released numerous solo albums. Originally, the trio came together to play an impromptu showcase at the NAMM convention in 2011, with Govan joining as a last-minute replacement for guitarist Brian Howe. The show was such a success that the trio decided to continue as an actual group. Naming themselves after an infamous off-color joke detailed in a 2005 documentary of the same name, the Aristocrats released their self-titled debut studio album in 2011. The concert album Boing, We'll Do It Live! followed in 2012. Two years later they returned with their sophomore studio album, Culture Clash. In 2015, Beller and Minnemann appeared on guitarist Joe Satriani's Shockwave Supernova. That same year, the Aristocrats released their third studio album, Tres Caballeros. ~ Matt Collar

Los Angeles, CA