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FirstBourne

Best 4 Piece Arena Rock/Power metal Band from Boston, MA.

FirstBourne is a four piece arena rock/power metal band from Boston, MA, USA formed in 2016. The band is Mike Kerr on guitar, Ven Thangaraj on bass, Ian Raposa on vocals and Joe Bertola on drums. Specializing in captivating hooks and masterful musicianship, the band aims to revive the glory days of guitar oriented rock with a mix of current musical tastes and trends. The name FirstBourne reflects the fact that all members are the eldest children in their respective families.

The band worked with Sony Brazil’s producer and guitarist Jimmy Oliveira to create their debut full length, Riot. Following the release of their debut album, Firstbourne teamed up with endorsers JOYO Pedals and Chaser Records and embarked on a tour through China. These first shows outside of the US were a success, beginning with Chaser Records' Chaser Fest and ending in Zhuhai with over 2500 people in attendance.

Meet The Band

Artist Bio

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Ian Raposa

vocalist

Ian is a rock singer based out of Boston Massachusetts. He's been playing in the scene for the past 15 years, playing with his bands Twist of Fate, Vegas Automatic, and Without Warning. Ian has opened for acts such as Trapt, Crossfade, Queensryche, Symphonyx, Angra, and Puddle of Mudd.

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Mike Kerr

Guitarist

Mike Kerr is a Brazilian born instrumental rock guitarist and composer residing in Massachusetts, USA. Influenced by heyday of guitar oriented rock of the 80s, Mike pushes the envelope as solo artist with his profound technical wizardry of the guitar molded to catchy and easily digestible songs. Mike Kerr is full of challenging spirit, fiery determination, inexhaustible energy and endless respect to all he works with.

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Ven Thangaraj

bassist

Born in India, Ven plays bass in FirstBourne, Mike Kerr Group and guitar in DragChain, a 80s metal project and Hostilian, a progressive metal band based in Hyderabad, India. Influenced by Iron Maiden and hair metal on MTV, Ven started to play guitar on a pawn shop special while in college. After college, music factored very little until Ven joined forces with Mike Kerr in the Mike Kerr Group in 2013. The MKG is an instrumental hard rock band performing regularly around the Boston area. With the addition of Adrienne Cowen in 2015, FirstBourne came into existence. In parallel, monthly business travel to India exposed the lively and growing metal scene in India sparking the formation of Hostilian with an EP set for release in Fall 2016.

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Joe Bertola

Drummer

Born in Brazil, Joe Bertola started playing drums when he was 14 years old. After a year, he was playing events and night clubs in his home town of Florianópolis, SC.

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FOR BOOKING

FirstBourne, 455 State rd, PMB 176, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

firstbourne2016@gmail.com