LA pop punk rockers SLATER (formerly SLATR) consists of singer, Paige Augusta, Alex Arnaout (bass, backup vocals), Connor Trietsch (guitar, backup vocals) and Jagger Krusen (drummer). Formed in 2011, SLATER ranging in age from 14-16, have been busy playing venues like the Vans Warped Tour 2012, Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions, The Truobadour, Roxy and Whiskey A Go Go, just to name a few. Their new EP showcases the exceptional talent of these kids and kicks the new year off with a bang!
UPDATE: SLATER - HEY YOU (EP) - RELEASED 4/13/2013!
Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA. Mixed/produced by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, blink-182, Matchbox 20) with the assistance of Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox, Ida Maria) and co-arranged by Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few).
Jagger Krusen - (Drums) Jagger is a natural born drummer who has been drumming since he was 3! Multi talented, he also knows how to play guitar, left handed. He enjoys playing basketball and skateboarding. Jagger's endorsements are: Vater drumsticks. http://www.vater.com/artists/artistpage.cfm?ID=1064&Country=artists
Connor Trietsch - (Guitar/Backup Vocals) Connor has been playing guitar for 6 years. He got his first guitar when he was 9 years old. As his playing progressed, he attended School of Rock/Rock Nation where he studied under Robert Pace, Stephanie Pickard, and James Baker. He's played numerous live performances with such artists as Slash, The Elton John Band, and Frankie Avalon. Connor's musical talents are Bass, Guitar, and Vocals. He enjoys writing and recording his own material in his spare time.
Paige Augusta - (Vocals) Paige has been singing and studying vocals for the past 5 years. She has always loved to sing. It's second nature to her! She is also a model and actor and loves to perform for others. Paige writes much of the lyrics to the songs that Slater sings. She has also recorded a s solo artist. Her favorite artists include Paramore, Halestorm, Garbage, Angelfish, Fleetwood Mac and many others! She is actively involved in a non-profit that her sister founded called Project Kindle www.projectkindle.org.
Alex Arnaout - (Bass/Backup Vocals) Alex has been playing bass since he was 7. He also loves to compose new music and writes most of it on guitar. He enjoys taking apart and rebuilding basses and finds himself modifying everything from amplifiers to guitars. His favorite Basses are MusicMan and would love to be endorsed by them someday. His first passion is playing music and his second passion is hanging out with the band!