Arsin


Arsin

Arsin

Alternative, Hard rock, Metal
From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Band Members

  • Andy Narsingh - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboards
  • Mike (Micmac) MacKinnon - Drums, Percussion, BG Vocals
  • Terry (Lightning) Crosson - Guitars, BG Vocals

About Band

ARSIN

This hard hitting power trio based out of Toronto Canada delivers a heavy rock sound with memorable melodic choruses, breath taking guitar solos and funky bass riffs from hell. Formed in  October, 1994 Arsin's Andy Narsingh, Terry Crosson and Mike MacKinnon released their debut extended play CD, entitled Beyond.

 
Mike MacKinnon (1966 - 2000)

Born into a musical family, Mike (Mic-Mac) MacKinnon's father Plays guitar while his mother plays piano. Mike's dad took him to see his first Rock & Roll band when Mike was just 9 years old - he never forgot wipeout being played live. Mike developed a love affair with the drum kit and has not looked back. A solid and exciting double bass kit player whose major influences are Neil Peart, Vinnie Appice, Clive Burr, The Beatles and Buddy Rich - Mike took those styles on the road previously with such bands as Midnight, Without Warning, Thin Ice and Hunger. Mike has a personal ambition to one day get his masters Degree in music but in the meantime counts shooting pool and sleeping as his outside interests. (Regretably Mike has since passed away...R.I.P my friend!)


Terry Crosson


At age 13 Terry Crosson realized that playing Voodoo Chile by Jimmy Hendrix on the violin might not open too many doors in the music industry.A guitar player was born! Influenced by Randy Rhoads, Jimmy Hendrixs and Tommy Sholtz, Terry plays a variety of styles including blues, rock, alternative and metal. His listening tastes are just as diverse, citing Van Halen and Dream Theatre as his favourite bands while naming Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai and Vinnie Moore as his favourite guitar players. You may have encountered Terry Crosson in such bands as Axis, Rampage or Crystal Myth and will definately not forget his abilities once you have seen him perform.


Andy Narsingh

 Modest Beginnings - Andy Narsingh played his father's accoustic guitar for a couple of years, then at age 16 a friend's dad let him use an electric bass guitar to jam to Rush's Spirit of the Radio. The rest is history! Andy's funk rock-style of playing is no surprise considering his major influences are Geddy Lee, Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan. The role of lead vocalist was not something Andy had ever considered prior to 1994. Once you hear him sing you will realize that Geddy Lee had more of an influence on him than just his bass playing. Andy has tremendous respect for the vocal talents of Freddy Mercury but is also a fan of Van Halen and Dream Theatre. Prior to fronting Arsin Andy Narsingh could have been found with the bands: Hunger & Truthful Liars to name a couple.

 
EBAY REVIEW:

A CD that's called Beyond, but should be called "Beyond Rare"! You're looking at the five-song indie release by Canada's Arsin. Now, in the past, I have received a lot of e-mails from desperate collectors who assume that, because I'm Canadian, I can find this CD easily... or pull it out of a hat like a magician. Let me set the record straight... this is NOT an easy CD to find. No wonder Heavy Harmonies has no database listing for it. Furthermore, of all the members who post their collections on that site's message board, I only found Arsin's Beyond on one or two lists. If only collectors like you knew how good this one is. The chorus of Now's the Time is like a powerful street drug... it hooks you fast and keeps you coming back for more. For anyone who can't hear the sample, this song blasts off with nothin' but the layered, chorus vocals, only to launch into a commercial, feel-good guitar riff. Highly reminiscent of K.K. Wilde (with higher vocals and better production) or Lancia at their radio-friendly best. The whole CD is as good as the song you heard here. Big vocals, hooks hooks and more hooks plus screamin' guitar solos that will take your breath away. Released in the mid-90s when the hair metal/glam scene was on four flat tires, this band would been the cat's pajamas in the late 80s or earlier half of the decade. Collectors who are lucky enough to have this CD cling to it passionately... the many who don't are encouraged to take advantage of this chance to finally own it. One thing for sure, this one is not on GEMM or Musicstack and may never find its way back to eBay ever again!

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