Jeff Pearson – Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Composition

As the cornerstone of Visions of Morpheus, Jeff began crafting the band’s inaugural album in 2021. Recognizing the potential of the music, he was determined to evolve beyond a solo endeavor. This sparked a search for fellow musicians, aspiring to bring the album to life on stage.

After some lineup changes, Visions of Morpheus solidified its presence with some live performances across the Greater Toronto Area. Concurrently, Jeff finalized the album’s composition.

The subsequent recording sessions saw drums being laid down at Ultrasonico Studios, while vocals, guitars, and keyboards were captured in the intimate setting of Jeff’s home studio.

His experience in recording and composition became instrumental in shaping the band’s distinctive sound. It’s a rich blend: the nostalgic echoes of classic progressive music intertwined with contemporary keyboard sounds and grand orchestral arrangements. This lush soundscape perfectly complements the intense rhythm of double bass drums and the power of heavy guitars.

A guitarist for over three decades and a more recent keyboard enthusiast, Jeff has also refined his vocal technique and undertook professional lessons, aiming to elevate his performance.

With the debut album now under his belt, Jeff eagerly anticipates the unfolding future of Visions of Morpheus.

He is influenced by guitarists such as: Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Tony MacAlpine, John Petrucci (Dream Theater).

Vocal influences include: Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Russel Allan (Symphony X), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot).

Gunner San Agustin – Bass

Gunner San Agustin was born in Manila, Philippines. In 1973, he embarked on a new journey, relocating to Toronto, Canada. It was during his teenage years that Gunner’s fervor for music was ignited. At 15, during his high school days, he began experimenting with the guitar and drums, drawing inspiration from legendary bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Yes, Rush, Black Sabbath, ELP, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Metallica.

By 1977, Gunner’s musical prowess had evolved, leading him to switch to the bass guitar. This transition marked the inception of a Rush tribute band he formed with his high school friends. This band further ignited his passion for music, especially the distinctive sounds of progressive rock. His bass-playing style was significantly influenced by the likes of Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, and Steve Harris.

The early 1980s were pivotal for Gunner. Teaming up with Bernie Carlos, the duo co-founded the original heavy metal band, SYE. Their dedication and unique sound landed them a recording deal, resulting in an album under the renowned Metal Blade Records banner. Today, Gunner continues to captivate audiences as part of bands like Visions of Morpheus, Recovery Mode, and the Whisky Rose Tribute. With an unquenchable passion for music, Gunner looks to the future with several exciting projects on the horizon.

Tylar Brittain – Drums

Tylar is an emerging talent from Durham Region Canada. From picking up drums at the age of 10, Tylar’s passion and dedication have been evident in his unwavering commitment to honing his craft.

While still exploring the vast terrain of metal music, he is heavily influenced by the sounds of Avenged Sevenfold, Before The Dawn and Pantera. These inspirations are evident in his work, as he strives to blend solid drumming with intricate rhythms to produce a sound that resonates with audiences.

Though Tylar’s journey in the music scene is just beginning, he is deeply committed to sharing stories through songs with Visions of Morpheus as his new platform of expression. As he continues to grow and evolve, there’s much anticipation around what Tylar will bring to the table next.

Other Musical Influences: A Perfect Circle, Dream Theater, Nevermore, Nightwish, CCR, Ghost, BTBM, and Judas Priest

Javish Soriano – Guitar

Javish Soriano stands as a dedicated musician with an impressive 22-year tenure in the realms of guitar and vocals. For him, music isn’t merely a hobby or profession; it’s an intrinsic component of his very being.

Boasting over two decades of experience with the guitar, Javish has truly mastered this instrument to its essence. His musical odyssey has been deeply shaped by iconic bands and exemplary guitarists including Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Angra, and maestros like Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, and Kiko Loureiro. Their unparalleled talent and groundbreaking techniques have continuously inspired Javish, driving him to stretch his own limits and venture into new musical realms.

Beyond his prowess on the guitar, Javish exhibits a versatile vocal range, adept at both lead and backing vocal arrangements. This multifaceted vocal capability has broadened his musical horizons, enabling him to make significant vocal contributions across varied projects and genres.

Throughout his career, Javish has engaged in a multitude of metal music ventures and delved into an array of musical genres, particularly within his homeland, the Dominican Republic. His fervor is rooted in experimentation and the art of crafting diverse musical expressions. Whether it’s fashioning intricate guitar solos, penning harmonious tunes, or providing vocals to eclectic musical tapestries, he revels in the joy of artistic creation.

As his musical journey unfolds, Javish remains devoted to discovering unexplored terrains. His unwavering passion and dedication push him to innovate, collaborate, and progress. Firm in his belief that music is a universal language, he is keenly optimistic about the endless possibilities and connections it fosters.