ABOUT THE GROUP
Trace Element is about life, it is about bringing all the elements that make up a person together and then turning this into sound. That is what we all are. We are the light, the sound, and elements that make up the earth. The trace elements of all we are and all we will ever be resonating throughthe universe for all time.
That is the world of Trace Element.
ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS:
NATHAN BALLARD: (Vocals/Lead Guitar) Cr
Nathan Ballard was born 21/11/78 in Camden, N.S.W. His passion for music evolved early in his life when he first got his hands on a guitar at age 5. He started taking serious lessons at age 12 with Gordon Matheson (played in Liza Minelli's Band) at Gold Coast Music. In 1993 he completed 6mths of technical lessons and started teaching guitar in 1994 to 1998. Nathan was in other bands before TRACE including the HYPNOTIC STATE 1995 - 1996 - This was an originals band, all songs written by Nathan Ballard. The band played 2 concerts and then died. The band featured Rick Boulton (Trace Elements first Bass Player). The next band was VOID 1998 - 1999 - This was an originals band, did first sessions in a recording studio to record 1st demo. The band played numerous gigs on the Gold Coasts club circuit, and became resident band at Rose 'n' Crown Nightclub. Void featured on NBN local nine news for band competition.
Nathan's favourite things:
FAV MOVIE: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
FAV SPORT: Australian Rules
FAV TEAM: Brisbane Lions
INFLUENCES: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson Band, Sevendust.
SCOTT CHAPMAN: Guitar) Fe
Scott Chapman was born 27/08/1975 in Brisbane, QLD. Scott made his musical debut as member of Trace Element. He begun teaching himself in 1989 and hasn't looked back. He has never sought professional training and prefers to learn on the job. He is an element in himself
Scott's favourite things:
FAV MOVIE: Shawshank Redemption
FAV SPORT: Motor Racing
FAV ARTISTS: Dreamtheatre, Metallica, Megadeath, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust.
DREW CARR: (Bass) Cu
Drew was born on 08/06/84 in Lismore, N.S.W. He started to playing classical music from 1993 and was trained by Peter McLaughlan for 6 years and excelled as a student. Drew is our natural bass man and forms part of the vocal harmony team. Drew was in a number of bands prior to Trace Element including Xylem, Musi-Kel-Reeds
Drew's favourite things
FAV ARTISTS: John Farnham, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica, Incubus
FAV HOBBIES: Cars, installing Car Audio, Playing music, friends
FAV FOOD: Spaghetti Bolognese and Capsicum
BEN DORAN: Drums) Se
Ben was born on the 20/04/79 in Tasmania. He is self taught. Ben is one amazing player and ads the life blood to the rhythm section. Ben has had great live experience playing at events like the "Rush Festival" (Tassie) with the likes of 'The Fauves and Rebecca's Empire.' . Ben also played in Rogue II , The Bastard Three. At a ripe old age of 25, the best is yet to come
Ben's favourite things
FAV MOVIE: 'For the Term of his Natural Life'
FAV FOOD: Sushi
FAV ARTISTS: The Smashing Pumpkins, Sevendust
Jimmy Hendrix, Ricaine
FAV PRODUCER: Andy Wallace
FAV HOBBIES: Music & Music, Surfing and Bushwalking