Band Details

Chimp Spanner

Genre Prog/Tech/Djent
Year formed 2004
Home Town Essex
Country UK

Introducing Chimp Spanner (aka Paul Antonio Ortiz); a one man multi-instrumental progressive Metal entity, whose album of emotive compositions, warping riffage and polished lead guitar work entitled ‘At The Dreams Edge’, joins the ranks of the boundary pushing Basick Records label.

Performed, recorded, produced and mixed entirely by Paul, ‘At The Dreams Edge’ encompasses many styles of progressive Rock and Metal, delivered on a movie-like soundscape with a tight and punchy modern production. Visualise an instrumental Dream Theater meets Toto, arranged by Vangelis and produced by Devin Townsend, with Frederik Thordendal on rhythm and Steve Vai on lead guitars.

As an integral player in the international online prog / tech “djent” metal scene, Paul is regularly bouncing ideas with Misha Mansoor (Periphery) or jamming with the likes of FELLSILENT and The Safety Fire.

In response to the demand from his loyal online following, the Chimp Spanner live band (which features members of Fellsilent) have performed live in the UK and Europe, including a date at Euroblast Festival in Germany.

Upcoming Gigs

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Previous Gigs (last 20)

16/03/2013 Rugby Chimp Spanner
15/12/2012 Oxford SkeletorChimp Spanner
04/12/2011 Belfast Cynic
04/12/2011 London Cynic
03/12/2011 Dublin Cynic
17/09/2011 Nottingham Tesseract
16/09/2011 Sheffield Tesseract
15/09/2011 Leeds Tesseract
13/09/2011 Glasgow Tesseract
12/09/2011 Newcastle Tesseract
11/09/2011 Manchester Tesseract
10/09/2011 Birmingham Tesseract
09/09/2011 Cardiff Tesseract
08/09/2011 London Tesseract
23/04/2011 Reading Chimp Spanner
22/04/2011 Milton Keynes Aliases
21/04/2011 London Aliases