Dario Seixas

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Dario Seixas
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Dario Seixas Live in 2010 with Stephen Pearcy
Background information
Birth name Dario Seixas Filho
Born (1971-03-11) March 11, 1971 (age 43)
Origin NiteroiRJ, Brazil
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Bassist, musician, songwriter, singer
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Associated acts Great White, Crown of Thorns, Goodbye Thrill, Firehouse

Dario Seixas Filho (born March 11, 1971) is a rock bass player, who most recently played with the multi-platinum band Jack Russell's Great White. He has also toured with the Hard Rock band Firehouse[1] and recorded their 2003 release Prime Time.[2] He has been credited by Brazilian media as the first Brazilian musician to play in a top Hard Rock band. Seixas has also toured with metal legend Stephen Pearcy[3] of RATT, and is a current member of the bands Goodbye Thrill and Crown of Thorns. His stage presence and bass tricks have earned him the reputation of a "not to miss" performance.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Dario Seixas and Suelly Motta Seixas, Seixas started playing bass at age 14, inspired by the performance of rock band "KISS" at his home town in 1983. He studied 3 years of music theory at the conservatory of music of Rio de Janeiro and had lessons with multiple bass teachers. At age 17 he decided that he needed to move to the States in order to play Hard Rock, which was not popular in Brazil at the time. At 19 he sold everything he had and followed his dreams to America.

Musical history[edit]

  • 1990 – Arrival in Atlanta GA, where he toured the south with the cover band First Wish.
  • 1992 – Moves to Minneapolis to play with Strickland and was quickly recruited by Chainsaw Cain (Slave Raider) for his new high energy project, U.K.I.
  • 1997 – Relocates to LA looking for new musical horizons.
  • 1998 – Scores an audition with one of his guitar heroes, Steve Vai. The audition goes well, but Steve decides to keep his existing bass player.
  • 1999 – Forms a project named Drastic Party with Dread Zeppelin guitar player Carl Jah
  • 2001 – Joins Jive recording artist Amsterdam for a US tour opening for Ratt
  • 2002 – Records an album with Glass Wolfe, featuring Phillip Wolfe(Impelitery, Wasp) on keys, Howie Simon(Jeff Scott Sotto), on guitar and Stefan Svensson on Drums.
  • 2003 – Joins multi-platinum band Firehouse and records their critically acclaimed album "Prime Time".[4] He toured extensively with the band and shared the stage with rock and roll greats, such as Poison, Skid Row, Vince Neil, Great White, Sammy Hagar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Loverboy, GrandFunk Railroad, LA Guns, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Night Ranger and XYZ. Seixas parts ways with the band later that year.
  • 2004 – Toured Brazil with an early version of Goodbye Thrill, at the time called Monkey Bite. This line up included Gustavo Monsanto, Marco Ferreira and Alex Ferreira. They perform live at a popular local TV Show.
  • 2004 – Seixas plays a few shows with Anthrax's original singer, Neil Turbin,[5] including a couple of dates with King's X. Personal differences splits the band.
  • 2006 – Seixas records female Argentinian guitar sensation Carina Alfie's album Electric Fuzz. Sessions were done at Steve Vai's Mothership Studio. This album included Linda McDonald from Phantom Blue.
  • 2007 – Seixas Joins Kivel Records artist Goodbye Thrill. They play, amongst others, the now infamous, "Melodicrock.com Fest #1" alongside many popular acts such as Nelson and Jeff Scott Soto.
  • 2009 – Seixas Joins Takara as lead singer and bass player.
  • 2009 – Goodbye Thrill opens for Dokken, Skid Row, Bret Michaels and other acts at Rockfest in IA. They also go into the studio to record their new release.
  • 2009 – Seixas Joins Stephen Pearcy of RATT on his solo tour.
  • 2010 – Goodbye Thrill releases a full length DVD and new album.
  • 2010 – Seixas currently writing material for a solo album.
  • 2011 – Seixas joins Crown of Thorns on their European tour.
  • 2011 – Seixas is named Jack Russell's Great White's new Bass Player.
  • 2012 – Jack Russell's Great White "High Seas World Tour".
  • 2013 – Seixas quits Jack Russell's Great White

Discography[edit]

  • 2001 Glass Wolfe – Glass Wolfe
  • 2003 FirehousePrime Time[6]
  • 2005 Glass Wolfe – Predator
  • 2007 Carina Alfie – Electric Fuzz
  • 2010 Goodbye Thrill – Keepsakes (DVD)
  • 2010 Goodbye Thrill – Outrageous
  • 2013 Ferreira - 5
  • 2013 Herman Rarebell & Friends - Acoustic Fever

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brasileiro Dario Seixas fora do Firehouse" (in Portuguese). Whiplash. October 30, 2003. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIREHOUSE To Release 'Prime Time' In September". Blabbermouth.com. August 2003. 
  3. ^ "Blind Ear Dario Seixas" (in Portuguese). Roadie Crew Magazine, No. 133. February 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Firehouse's CD Prime Time Review". Melodicrock.com. September 2003. 
  5. ^ "Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Solo Band". Blabbermouth.com. February 10, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Firehouse's CD Prime Time Review". Melodicrock.com. September 2003. 


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