Decidedly hard edged rock turned slightly metal style, Automatic Animal from Santa Cruz, California is vocalist Mat Fitzsimmons, drummer Steve Ilse, lead guitarist Mike Anderson, bassist Trevor Stewart and rhythm guitarist Buck Wylee.
Steve and Mike are cousins and have rocked out together for most of their lives and remain the central force of the band. Mat joined early in as the singer and Wylee helped out for years as the psuedo road manager. For a decade plus the band toured under the name HERBERT and released several disks. Trevor joined more recently and Wylee stepped in on rythm guitar.
Automatic Animal lives for the live show. Based in the Central Coast of California, A.A. has enjoyed several tours from Washington State to Arizona. Tacoma, Washington being one of our favorite stops.
Tool , Santana , Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath , Meshugga , Nirvana , Danzig , Elvin Jones , Jimi Hendrix , A Perfect Circle , Vincent's Ear . Also influenced by most old school hard rock acts, accomplised jazz musicians and early punk.
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Contact us if you want to play Santa Cruz, maybe you can do the same for us in your town.