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Tobin Esperance

Tobin Esperance

Band: Papa Roach
Gear: SVT-2PRO, SVT-810E
Website: www.paparoach.com

Papa Roach mixed alt-metal with grunge, industrial and rap and became the surprise hit of 2000 on the back of their major label debut, Infest and that summer’s rock single du jour, “Last Resort.” Selling triple platinum, the band was featured on the Ozzfest main stage in 2001. Lovehatetragedy and Getting Away With Murdercontinued the band’s platinum streak, scoring an enormous hit with “Scars,” which showed a more radio-friendly side of the hard-edged band.

With PR since the beginning as a roadie, Tobin Esperance replaced bassist Will James in 1996 and brought with him a cache of effects pedals worthy of Steve Vai. Utilizing everything from a bass wah to a whammy and digital delay, Esperance chisels the band’s music from the inside without chipping away at the band’s core sound. A prolific songwriter, Esperance wrote thirty songs for the band’s The Paramour Sessions album.

ARTIST ROSTER

Abbi Roth

Abby Travis

Aden Bubeck

Al Cisneros

Andrew Cichon

Armand Sabal-Lecco

Bernardo Gosaric

Bob Glaub

Bob St. Laurent

Bruce Hall

Chi Cheng

Chris Beattie

Chris Squire

Chris Wyse

Chuck Wright

Cliff Williams

Conrad Korsch

Damien Sisson

Dan Maines

Danny Morris

Darryl Jenifer

Darryl Jones

Dave “Phoenix” Farrell

Dave Fowler

Dave Larue

Davey Rimmer

David Hartley

Dennis Crouch

Diego Navaira

Dino “The Ampeg Guy” Monoxelos

Donald “Duck” Dunn

Emma Anzai

Eva Gardner

Gail Ann Dorsey

Garth Fielding

George M. Biondo

Graham DeLoach

Greg Rzab

Harmoni Kelley

Hayley Jane Batt

Hunter Burgan

Hutch Hutchinson

Jason Buttino

Jason Hardin

Jason Newsted

Jay McK

Jeff Pilson

Jenn Oberle

Jerry Jemmott

Jess Oliver

Jimi “Jazz” Prescott

Jimmy James

Jimmy Miller

John Stirratt

Johnny Bradley

Johnny Stanton

Jon Button

Jon E. Gee

Jon Reshard

Juan Alderete

Juan Calleros

Justin Pearson

Kevin McPherson

Lee Hendricks

Lee Rocker

Lenny Bradford

Lex Price

Liam Wilson

Liza Carbé

Marc Sallis

Marco Caudai

Marco Mendoza

Mark Menghi

Masa Kobayashi

Matt Malley

Me’shell Ndegeocello

Michael Bradford

Michael D’Amico

Michael Torres

Mick Morris

Mike Inez

Nathen Maxwell

Nicki Tedesco

Nikolai Fraiture

Pablo Stennett

Pat McCarthy

Pete Kamenakis

Phil Soussan

Randy Bradbury

Rex Brown

Rick “The Bass Player” Rosas

Ricky Phillips

Rob Wasserman

Robbie Harrington

Robbie Tkac

Robert Mercurio

Robert Trujillo

Roberto Drovandi

Roger Waters

Rudy Sarzo

Sandrine Lee

Saul Zonana

Schmier (Marcel Schirmer)

Scott “Stu” Paterson

Scott Owen

Sean McNabb

Shawn Scruggs

Sheryl Crow

Simon Rix

Spencer Hargis

Stanley Clarke

Steve Fossen

Sting

Sunshine Cantu

Taras Prodaniuk

Téja Veal

Tim Lefebvre

Tobin Esperance

Tod Michael Bowers

Tony Levin

Tracy Goode

Tripper Ryder

Tyler Carroll

Wayne Banks

Wylie Gelber

Zev Katz

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