ACIDIC give us the video for "Copper Man." We can all relate to the cheesy As Seen On TV themes. Who buys this garbage?
Critics have hailed lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard as a "force of nature" and a "crazy-ass front man" for his explosive, highly physical, and inter-active onstage performance. Gossard founded ACIDIC at age 14 when he taught two friends the drums and bass and started jamming in local shows. He is rightfully considered a wunderkind - a guitar devotee and power vocalist since age three, a professional actor since age eight, and a professional touring rock musician since age 13. Known by friend and fans alike as "Goss Boss," Michael writes all ACIDIC's original songs and promotes ACIDIC as though his life depended on it. He was named Artist of the Month by Hearnet.com in March 2009 and ranked among the best male rock vocalists in 2009 by singeruniverse.com. Michael is a member of SAG/AFTRA, and ASCAP. Hes also a Presidential scholar, first-degree black belt, gourmet cook, and ardent environmentalist with a growing interest in politics.
Bassist Ted Dubrawski takes great pride in his live "lowdown electric thunder" style, with crazed onstage maneuverings like a human tornado! Hence the nickname "The Blur," because his onstage speed makes it hard to get a clear photo of him. Ted was spotted on a recent episode of Fox TVs hit show Glee in his natural habitat bare-chested and playing his bass in an onscreen back-up band! Ted was in another band when Gossard first invited him to join ACIDIC while they were both in high school together. But he was glad to accept the second time after his band broke up. Ted is a skilled guitar craftsman ("luthier") with his own professional workshop, Good Funk Guitar Craft. He often plays bass guitars of his own design, creation, and/or modification onstage. His favorite non-musical activity is surfing.
Drummer Matt Whitaker also joined ACIDIC as a high school student, after responding to a "drummer wanted" poster trimmed with broken drumsticks that appeared on the music department bulletin board. Matt is a childhood cancer survivor, having contracted leukemia at age four. He proudly bears a tattoo on his right inside upper arm, celebrating October 1997 as the date of his final chemo treatment, when he went into permanent remission, at age seven. He's remained a dedicated cancer awareness advocate ever since, especially cancers afflicting children. Matt also dabbled in professional acting as a child, and is an Eagle Scout.