Mike Magrann - CH3 (Channel 3)
Lace Equipment: Hemi HumbuckersChannel 3 originated in Los Angeles in 1980. As Magrann reminisces, Channel 3 was "a band formed around friendships. If we weren't playing guitars together, we'd probably be bowling or robbing Laundromats together". They were frequent visitors to Hollywood, catching LA punk legends at the Whiskey and Starwood. But they were equally influenced by traditional rock 'n' roll and Brit-punk. Their first demo tape was passed to Robbie Fields of Posh Boy Records and it led to a contract before they'd played their first gig proper at the Cuckoo's Nest. "You gotta admit, the man has an ear for new things!" Magrann later told Punk Fix. "Just being on the label in those days would guarantee a certain amount sold, and the ability to tour, which is what we loved."
Many years have gone by, they are reformed- the current line-up consists of Magrann and Gardner joined by Anthony Thompson (bass) and Alf 'Fredo' Silva (drums)- and they are getting a whole new generation of fans to keep them going another 30 years!
Mike Magrann has been rocking the house with his Lace Huntington Series Guitar - "This guitar sounds awesome, so much tone and versatility, I almost feel like a Pro ;)" Check out more about CH3 HERE.