Hands on Experience
Booby Trap, originally, Disturbing the Peace, is a Phoenix based, Hard Hitting, Funkin, Groovin, Heavy, Alternative, Jazz, Punk band currently menacing the Arizona Club Scene. Their First CD, titled Broken, was independently recorded and released with the help of Will and Eve Craig of Chill Productions. Saying things they shouldn't and playing what others wouldn't, the band breaks about every rule to song writing written. The next two years was spent playing anywhere they could and writting and recording their second CD, titled Hands On Experience, which will be released January 2nd. Currently Booby is back in the studio, with sound engineer Roy Walker, working on their third CD, and will return to playing local shows in January of 2004. Scott Hauk is the singer, bass player, keyboardist, and beer drinker for the band. Scott has played, for over 14 years, with numerous local musicians and drank for nearly seven years. Influences include Primus, Sublime, Bloodhound Gang, and Cake. In his spare time Scott likes to pickle his liver, spank the monkey and take moonlight walks around the block with his dog G funk. Jesse Bishop is the guitarist for the band. Jesse joined the Booby Trap crew in Sept of 2002 when he was won in a bad bet in a poker game between Jesse's dad and Scott. Scott won. Or did he? His influences include Yoko Ono, The Back Street Boys, Britney Spears and Fred Durst. All though he denys it. Dave Schad is the powerhouse behind the drums. Playing for over two decades in Phoenix, Dave has obtained respect and incredible skills to go along with it. His disciplined, solid grooves set the foundation for the band, and leave the drummers who played before him feeling slightly inadequate. In Dave's spare time, he sleeps. Ricardo Aguilar is the saxophone and conga player. Ricardo has been playing professionally for over 37 years, and is the longest lasting member of Booby Trap. He has studied everything from Latin to punk to blues, and is now studying Celtic music and stand up comedy. 'Booby Trap's musical style is all over the map. Refusing to be categorized, within their sound you can hear rock, funk, alternative, ska, psychodelic, punk, and even bits of heavy metal and rap. While each song is different that the one before and after, they all embody a cohesive sound that is unique to Booby Trap, a credit both to the musical talents of the band members and lead singer Scott Hauk's ability to keep the lyrics interesting, if not outright funny. They're the definate must-see band in the Valley today.' Russ Vallelunga 'Overall Booby Trap is a band that takes their music very seriously, while not taking themselves seriously at all. Their music is wicked fun to listen to, and their live shows are a solid kick of adrenaline.' Jenifer GirlPosse.com.