Getting its start in 2007 in the basement of one of its members (as most bands do), SocialFuse is now a regular part of the Denver Music scene. Coming from diverse backgrounds,, each member brings similar influences, but by the same token are also very different, bringing a special flavor to the band and our music. Many people, after hearing a SocialFuse show for the first time, describe our sound as beingan “in your face,” high energy, guitar driven rock with hints of pop in both melodies and harmonies.
Front man Bret Harmon joined SocialFuse in the spring of 2012. Influenced by the likes of Geoff Tate and Aaron Lewis, “passionate” is a word that is often used to describe his unique stage presence. Bret has been singing since he or any member of his family can remember, making his public debut at the tender age of six. Since then, Bret has performed worldwide, with well over 600 shows to his credit—not to mention a few karaoke ventures along the way. He has shared the stage with bands such as Sevendust, Nonpoint, Flyleaf and most recently, 12 Stones. Rumor is he even did some time on the Jagermeister tour, and made an appearance at OzzFest.
The guitarist for SocialFuse, Rob Ingram, started playing shows while attending high school in NYC in a band called Crimson Tide, with drummer Ivan DePrume of White Zombie fame. He went on to play with various bands such as Nightfall, Force of Habit, Rush Hour Saints and has been playing with SocialFuse since 2007. Rob has been influenced by, everything from the local bands he heard growing up in New York City at clubs like CBGBs, The Cat Club and L’amours, featuring bands such as DRI, Bad Brains, and S.O.D., to The Ramones and Anthrax and bigger name acts, such as Kiss, Van Halen, Metallica and Ozzy.
Better known as Teddy C, Ted Clarke spent the first part of his professional career touring with United Showcase International. This group toured the USA with the “Just Say No” corporation. After three years touring, he signed with Inferno Records, and then recorded and toured for two more years. After settling in Austin TX, he did studio work for Judy Bess, Spiritdome, producer Rich Mouzer and the band Rising Sign. Recently he completed drum tracks for an upcoming TV show, working out of Beyond Sound studios.
Just minding his own business, Chris Tinker was leading a musical mercenary life, when the opportunity to sit in with SocialFuse arose. He had subbed in the band before, and the opportunity to see the guys again was something he jumped at. After a few run-throughs of material old and new, something was different. He wanted to be a part of this new version of the band. He’s now looking forward to being along for the ride while this incarnation of the band stretches the boundaries of what it’s capable of.