Ryan Gallagher: Drums
He brings the BOOM! to Fire The Canon! Ryan started banging on the drums at the age of 2 with some help from his Dad… He is influenced by Genesis and Phil Collins as well as Neil Peart. more coming soon…
Andrew Gallagher: Lead Guitar, Vox
Andrew Gallagher was born in Chicago. His mom a professional singer and his dad a drummer. Andrews first real experience in music was when his father took him to a Peter Gabriel Concert when he was four years old. Andrew grew up listening to by Peter Gabriel, Genesis, The Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, and Coldplay, which were mostly a direct influence of his father. Andrew started out playing the drums when he was four, but never got very attached to them. When Andrew was 6 he got his first guitar from his grandparents along with a DVD Tutorial. He struggled with it at such a young age. He later picked it up again in 6th grade after taking a music class. He grabbed his old guitar and used YouTube to learn. His Great Uncle then gave him an old acoustic guitar that Andrew played until he bought his first electric guitar. The summer after his freshman year of High School, Drew put together a band with him as the lead guitarist and singer, a friend as the bass player, and his brother Ryan Gallagher on drums, but his friend quit the band due to creative differences. He then turned to another friend, Ryan King and asked if he would join. After one jam session they were set and performed at a small party with some friends. Later Tristan Abrams joined as the lead vocalist and Drew became the lead guitar player. This is the band we know today. Drew continues to rock his heart out and pursue his passion for music.
Ryan King: Bass Guitar
Ryan King began listening to music from a very early age, especially rock, since his Dad is an avid listener and piano and guitar player. Ryan developed an ear for the guitar and started tinkering around with an acoustic when he was 9 years old. His interest to learn brought an excellent guitar teacher, Marco, in to his life. With weekly lessons and lots of jam sessions with his dad, Ryan gained a love for all kinds of music and the desire to play both acoustic and electric guitars. It didn’t take long for Ryan to discover his true passion, the bass guitar. With his quiet demeanor, Ryan felt the rhythm of music and began to hone his skills on the bass by the age of 13. His major influences have, so far, been primarily his father and the bass guitarist from his favorite band, Rush. Ryan would say that his greatest decision so far in life has been joining forces with Andrew and Ryan Gallagher and Tristan Abrams to form the band Fire the Canon.
Tristan Jewel Abrams: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vox
Tristan Jewel Abrams is a true Rock star. Born to musician parents, given a stage name “Tristan Jewel” from birth, some could say she was born of music. She has been around music her entire existence and took some of her first steps backstage among Rock Legends, Sound Engineers and Stage Crew she can consider family. As a toddler she would mimic her Dads (Bob Abrams) stage moves with a little red guitar and put on little shows for her siblings and in her front yard. Tristan started playing piano at age 3, singing and playing guitar at age 7, bass guitar at age 10, and Saxophone at age 12. She has been a composer and ASCAP writer since age 7. Her elementary teacher Mr. Ortman played Charlie Parker in class where Tristan fell in love with Jazz, it encouraged her to follow in her Grandfather, Mother and Fathers steps of Jazz training. Tristan Jewel is currently a Student at Music Institute of Chicago where at the age of 15, she was one of the youngest students to attend the Adult Jazz Studies Program. Tristan has also had the privilege of recording in studios such as Engine Studios and playing venues such as The Metro in Chicago with Girls Rock at the age of 11 and again at age 12. More recently Tristan as a vocalist has opened at the Arcada Theatre for Acts such as Jefferson Starship. She is excited about and loves her band brothers in Fire The Canon! Nothing but great things in the future.