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Untaymed: Bio

Christopher Jacobson - Lead vocals/vocal melodies

Christopher has been singing for 30 years and sites Tony Harnell, Jeff Scott Soto, Midnight, Geoff Tate, Carsten Schultz, Stephen Pearcy, Michael Sweet, Billy Idol, David Lee Roth, and Seal as main influences.

Also capable on guitar, Christopher uses Ibanez guitars exclusively and can be heard playing on Untaymed " IV", "The Sniper", "CJJ 2010", and "Last Man Standing" CD's. Also the singer for the pop-electronica project "Maskerade" which was formed in 2001.

Other bands Christopher has been involved in from 1988 to the present include: Lost Reality, British Steel, Rokken, Meanstreet, Blackjack Romeo, Grey Sky Sunday, Caroline Blue, Doc Savage and Project Retro.

Mike Bushey - Lead guitar

Lead guitarist for the band currently and in 1993 and 1994. Played on the 3 song "1994" CD.

After a 14 year hiatus, returned to the band in 2008 and has been with Untaymed ever since.

Mike as been playing for over 30 years and has been the lead guitarist for the following bands: Untaymed (current), Second Heat (band is no longer active), Rokken - Dokken tribute (current).

Favored gear: USA Jackson guitars, ESP guitars, B.C. Rich guitars, Seymour Duncan and Quilter power amps, Digitech GSP1101 processor, Whirlwind cables and Line 6 wireless.

Michael Smith - Drums

Mike Smith has also been a member of band briefly in the early 90's and has been our current/predominant live drummer for the past 10 years. Mike has many many years of playing experience and is also a drum instructor.

Mike has played in numerous bands over the years but his main other project is British Steel, which is a premier Judas Priest tribute act - as close to the real thing as you can get without seeing Judas Priest themselves!

Mike currently plays Pearl drums exclusively.

Joe Paciolla - Bass/backing vocals

Joe Paciolla who recorded on the first 2 Untaymed releases has rejoined the band in 2017!

Joe is a very accomplished bass player and backing vocalist and is a huge asset to the band.

Joe has also played with many acts over the years (Enertia) and currently also is active with Within The Fire.

Joe plays Ibanez Soundgear basses exclusively and Hartke amplification.

Rich Sorensen - Rhythm guitar/backing vocals

Rich Sorensen is our latest addition to the band as the rhythm guitar player. We have all collectively been friends with Rich for years and having him on board feels natural. He is a very accomplished guitar player who has also been in numerous bands throughout the years. He also brings in incredible singing capabilities.

Rich is also very active in his band Uncivil Liberty as lead guitarist, songwriter and producer.

Rich uses Fender guitars, Jackson guitars, and Marshall amplification...and Stewart's coffee.

Untaymed - Untaymed (formed 1991)

Formed in 1991 by Christopher Jacobson, Untaymed has survived through numerous musical climates and countless lineup changes while still staying true to the melodic rock/metal sound.

Untaymed has opened for many National acts such as: Judas Priest, Dokken, Ratt, Angel, Jackyl, WASP, Belladonna, Quiet Riot, Sebastian Bach, Lillian Axe, Vicious Rumors, White Lion, Britny Fox, Stephen Pearcy, Lynch Mob, Dirty Penny, Veins of Jenna, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Firehouse, and Last in Line.

Untaymed are currently working on CD number eight, a full length cd release (Ghosts of the Ocean Floor), featuring Kenny "Rhino"Earl (ex-drummer for Manowar) and Mike Smith on drums, Christopher Jacobson on vocals, rhythm guitar and bass, Joe Paciolla on bass, and Mike Bushey on lead guitar, scheduled to be released fall/winter 2018.