Nick has been playing music for a little over 30 years, starting with the clarinet before coming across a video of the Beatles and realising he much preferred this style of music.
After learning to play bass by copying Paul McCartney, Nick started his own band, The Wild Wings.
He gradually expanded his repertoire and instruments, playing with various other bands, including jazz bands, before moving to England and starting all over again several years later.
After being introduced to Yes and the genius of Chris Squire, Nick added Progressive Rock to his list of influences, and performed with Yes Please, a leading Yes Tribute band in the UK.
Jarod started playing music as a teenager and hasn't stopped. He started out with trumpet and ended up with a guitar and a mic as the lead singer for "Hendry House Blues Band". As the years went by he realized the music scene in his small town of rural Georgia was in desperate need of percussionists and started to play drums.
As a drummer Jarod has toured most of the East Coast and the Mid West of the United States, working in various genres from country western to reggae and even some hard rock/new metal. After “hopping the pond” he found the Primates and has been working diligently writing and recording the upcoming album.
He holds a Masters Degree from the School of Hard Knocks which he attended while working for a charity to feed starving musicians.
Neil's love of electronic music was first awoken in the 80s by the video game soundtracks of composers such as Rob Hubbard. A hearty diet of Tangerine Dream, JM Jarre and Mike Oldfield paved the way for a short-lived career in 90s EDM, signing to A&M records.
Unimpressed with the business end of the music world Neil set off to have some sonic fun for the next decade. He finally tired of four on the floor and focused on classical piano for several years.
The demands of fatherhood put music on the back burner for a while only to resurface exploring prog rock keys and ambient strangeness.
Neil has recently come to terms with the realisation of being a Shaven Primate.
Tom has over ten years playing and gigging experience at both a local and national level playing Electric Guitar and Bass. He has been teaching privately for four years at all age and experience levels, and also teaches at the local Oxford Rockschool for children aged between ten and fifteen.
He holds a BA Honours degree in Popular Music with a first in performance and songwriting. Tom has played everywhere from the O2 Academy in Oxford to King Tuts in Glasgow, with bands covering styles from Progressive Rock to Funk, Blues, Classic Rock covers and more.
Mark has a story that we think you all would like to hear.
It's been 39 years in the making.