From Adelaide, Unitopia Co-founder Mark 'Truey' Trueack is an integral part of the process, not only as a world class vocalist, innovative songwriter, creative co-producer and morale booster, but as a relentless driving force behind everything that Unitopia has achieved thus far.
Sean Timms is a stalwart of the Adelaide music scene. He is co-founder and the lead song-writer, producer and keyboard player with successful Progressive Rock band Unitopia and now performs with such groups as Southern Empire and Lather.
Sean Timms owns and operates Timms Tunes, one of Australia’s most well respected audio/music post production facilities.
Steve Unruh is a Rhode Island-based multi-instrumentalist and singer, able to switch deftly from violin to flute to guitar while playing percussion and singing throughout. Aptly known as the "Swiss Army Knife of prog", Steve has released nine solo albums, five studio albums with the band Resistor, ten studio albums with The Samurai of Prog, and many other collaborations and guest artist appearances. .
Professor Dr John Greenwood AM originally from Manchester, UK., is the former director of the Adult Burns Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and recerntly retired. Fortuitously, he met Mark Trueack after a hand injury robbed his mate, Jimmy Keegan, of a place in UPF Acoustic. Interesting twists on Unitopia’s back catalogue (songs like Tesla), made Truey think that a Unitopia revival with new blood might be on the cards. John and Sean Timms became good friends, and worked together well on John’s solo work as well as new Unitopia material.
Alphonso Johnson is an iconic musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose contributions with the electric bass set the landscape of music to come. As Weather Report’s bassist, Johnson’s warm tone and fluent chops contributed to the band’s initial breakout from avant-garde into funk fusion. His playing was featured on the songs “Mysterious Traveler”, “Scarlet Woman”, and “Cucumber Slumber” which he co-wrote.
He has also worked with Weather Report as well as Santana, George Duke, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett and countless others both as studio and touring musicians.
Chester Thompson is a renowned drummer/percussionist, highly regarded for his ability to move seamlessly between multiple genres. Thompson’s known best for his work with Genesis and Phil Collins, with whom he shared the worldwide stage, as well as time in the studio, for over 30 years. Other notable legends Chester performed or recorded with include Frank Zappa, Weather Report, John Fogerty, Santana, Michael McDonald, Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Kirk Whalum, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’.
Over the past 20 years when Chester was not performing live, doing sessions, clinics, or writing, he spent his time teaching percussion lessons in the Greater Nashville Area. In addition, from 1998-2018 he served as an Adjunct Professor at the esteemed Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching drum set.
Mark Trueack's GoFundme page below includes a new video from Truey with exciting announcements about this important fundraiser (Phase 2), Art Prints Auction, an upcoming single with Patrick Moraz.
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