Jimmie, (Reno Raines) Lead Guitar and Vocals

Growing up I had a strong love for music. I began playing guitar, but the band that I started out needed someone to play bass guitar. So that is where it began. John Taylor from Duran Duran was who I looked up to. My first band was Kosners. We changed our name to Revival, and then we changed our name to Sons of Asaph. When we went our separate ways, I started a band called Skitzo. My early influences were Duran, U2, George Michael. And then I switched to a heavier sound, Rage Against the Machine, Jane’s Addiction and Korn!  I then joined my friends band Bliss for a short time. They sounded a lot like the Cure. After Bliss, I took a long time away from bands and spent a lot of time writing my own music. Erik and I started to jam together acoustically. I decided to put down the bass guitar and play full time lead guitar, and that’s how Bash started….

My influences in Music are Joey Gioeli (The King of Rock), Dennis Chick, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Mark Tremonti, DJ Ashba, Matt Brooks, Todd Kerns, Frank Sidoris, and Dave Navarro. Favorite bands is, Hardline, Like a Storm, Slash Myles Kennedy and the Cospirators, Alter Bridge, Sixx AM, Pearl Jam, and Freak of Nature.

 

Guitars : Gibson

Amps : Mesa Boogies, Orange

Pedals: Morley Wah