HOME SOUNDcheck GOhear GOview GOread GOplaces DOmore


  » Contact Us
  » Advertise With Us

  » Classifieds
  » Newspaper Ads

Three Tremors at Token Lounge, 3 Things to Know

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

» See more SOUND CHECK

Tim "Ripper" Owens isn't exactly hard up for work. But the hard rock singer isn't about to turn down an interesting opportunity, either.

The Akron native came to fame replacing Rob Halford in Judas Priest from 1991-2003, and his resume since included Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, A New Revenge, Spirits of Fire and Dio Disciples. But when Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck called to ask Owens to join him and Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin as the Three Tremors, Owens was all ears. And throat.

After touring Europe last year the troupe released its self-titled debut album last month, and the three singers have carved time out of their schedules to go on tour shaking the walls in a manner the Three Tenors probably never could have imagined...

Owens, 51, says by phone that the Three Tremors was Peck's brainchild. "It really got me interested. I thought we could do something different and original that nobody's done, and try to make the fans of this kind of music happy as well. There's a lot of different harmonies and layering on this; I approached it in a different voice because I didn't want to sound like Shaun or like Harry. It works because we're three different singers, but we sound good when we sing together."

In making the album, the Three Tremors each sang all the parts, which were then parsed and mixed together in the studio. "We didn't wimp out and just do little parts," Owens says. "We each recorded the whole thing individually and then Sean and David Garcia, the guitar player, put it together in the studio. It made it harder to rehearse for the tour, though, 'cause I didn't know what parts I was going to sing. We had to make a kind of script so we knew, 'OK, here's what you did. Here's what I did. Here's where you sing...' We can just release those three records next, as our own records, if we want."

And despite many schedule conflicts -- including Owens' Dio Disciples run this year with a Ronnie James Dio hologram -- he's confident that the Three Tremors will be a going concern moving forward. "I don't think there's any doubt about it. I think we're all looking forward to what we can do with the next (album). We wouldn't be hitting it this hard if it wasn't something we all felt committed to. If it wasn't for me going out on the Dio hologram tour we'd be hitting it even harder, but we're all ready to make as much time as we can for this."

The Three Tremors perform Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Token Lounge, 28997 Joy Road. Doors at 7 p.m. $15. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.

Web Site: www.thetokenlounge.com

Send your thoughts and comments to Gary Graff


GO & DO Michigan, an Entertainment Portal
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the written permission of the copyright holder.

© Copyright MediaNews Group, Inc. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Arbitration