The real reason we are here to today is to celebrate the man, the myth, and the legend Chris 'Sniper' Hineline. Happy Birthday buddy you deserve it. If you haven't guessed yet our guitar player Sniper will be officially celebrating his birthday this weekend in Kearney, NE with two wild nights at Shooters. Before I get into that I want to take you on a little trip. I first met Sniper before he was the leather pants, leather jacket, HAIR IN THE AIR shred-a-holic you all know and love. In March of 2011 3D In Your Face found itself in quite the situation. We were out on a two day tour and the second night our old guitar player decided to leave the band for good. We were in Wayne, NE at The National Rugby Tournament and there were 1000 thirsty punters descending on the venue eager to blow of some steam and listen to some Rock N Roll music. We were up the creak. We were in the shit and nobody knew what to do or who to call. Our old bass player had apparently jammed with Chris a few times and knew he was good. A few calls were made and a couple hundred miles later Sniper arrived and my life hasn't been the same since. Sniper walked in with 4 guitars which was three more than the old guitar player and played in front of 1000 toga-clad rugby players. It was hot, it was sweaty, and to top it all of Sniper had to play through a make-shift PA instead of a guitar rig. He nailed every song on the list perfectly without even complaining about the lack of accommodations. I knew that night that I had a new best friend and this was going to be a really fun band again. Two years later we have had the ride of a lifetime and things just keep getting better. Thank you Snype for the best two years of my life. We couldn't have done any of this without you.
In 2001 Sniper took a break from music to serve his country in The Army. Upon returning in 2006, he joined Pranxter. Pranxter was an Omaha cover band that scored a lot of fans and climbed through the ranks of the cover band circuit. The stuck to their guns and played Rock N Roll music and their fans responded by packing their shows and supporting Pranxter all the way until 2011, when they decided to call it a day. This ultimately brings us back to that day in late March 2011 in Wayne, NE. The last two years have been a wild ride and I wouldn't change any of it for the world. Sniper has become our quarterback on stage. He is the best musician I have ever met ever since I have met him and joined 3D In Your Face I have spent more and more time in the practice room learning bass riffs and writing songs. He constantly inspires me to practice hard, play hard, and never ever give up. Sniper is a true Rock Star in my book. When he tells stories of the old days, I know to shut up and listen because he has been there and done things that I could only dream of. From day one I knew that we would end up being best friends. I think it had to do with both loving KISS, but honestly there was more than that. Every time I look to my left and see him on stage I smile (also when I am laying in bed after a show and my ears are ringing). 3D In Your Face has become quite a family and I thank God every night for the guys in my band (I also thank God for Rock N Roll but that is between me and Him).
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