Three ex-BulletBoys members team up with new singer to form Lies, Deceit & Treachery
Three former original members from BulletBoys — guitarist Mick Sweda, bassist Lonnie Vencent and drummer Jimmy D’Anda — have teamed up with Best Of Seven singer Shane Tassart to form a new group called Lies, Deceit & Treachery. The focus of the group appears to be playing the BulletBoys songs that they are known for in a live setting.
Lies, Deceit & Treachery‘s “Story” on their Facebook page states:
“Lies, Deceit and Treachery is the fusion of three former original members of BulletBoys and Best of Seven singer Shane Tassart. Mick Sweda, Jimmy D’Anda and Lonnie Vencent were the driving force that gave BulletBoys their powerful trademark sound. They are back, and with the help of Shane’s dynamic vocals, are bringing the sexy and punchy BulletBoys sound that fans remember and still clamor for.
Fun, with energy and professionalism. These are just some of the words to describe Lies, Deceit and Treachery’s live shows. The vocals are soaring. The musical nuances and glorious excesses heard on the records are ever present. These guys love playing these songs and it’s very clear they have an inherent bond and a comfort level that gives the audience something very special.”
As per Wikipedia, Sweda, Vencent and D’Anda played with singer Marq Torien on BulletBoys‘ first three albums — BulletBoys (1988), Freak Show (1991) and Za-Za (1993). Vencent also played with Torien on the BulletBoys‘ next album Acid Monkey (1995). Vencent is listed as having played in BulletBoys from 1987 to 2000, in 2006 and from 2009 to 2014 while Sweda and D’Anda from 1987 to 1993, in 1999 and 2000, and in 2011.
Lies, Deceit & Treachery playing “Smooth Up In Ya” live at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado on March 14, 2015:
Lies Deceit and Treachery filmed at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO 3/14/15 by Rob Hodge for Rob’s Rockin’ Retreat