Meet Our New Guitarists
Wed., Apr. 1. 2009 3:11am EDT
If you haven't seen or heard ApologetiX in a while, you're in for a treat. As Bob Dylan almost sang "The Toms they are a changing."
Tom Milnes and Tom Tincha are the two newest members of ApologetiX. Both are lead guitarists and both joined the band in the fall of 2008. By the end of this weekend, Tom Milnes will have played in 16 states with ApologetiX. Tom Tincha, who joined later, will have played in 11.
The two Toms (nicknamed "TNT") combine to provide a new twin-guitar attack for ApologetiX. Tom Milnes also provides the primary background vocals for ApologetiX.
The talents of both Toms can be heard in concert and on pre-released tracks of the upcoming 16th ApologetiX CD, Recovery.
Although there are now six members in the band, ApologetiX generally tours with five members at a time, including both Toms. Keyboardist/producer Bill Hubauer scaled back his touring with the band to focus on producing. He now appears with the band mainly when one of the Toms can't make it.
Both Toms are veterans of the Pittsburgh Christian music scene, having played in Christian bands as long as ApologetiX has been in existence.
Tom MIlnes lives in Ellwood City PA with his wife Barb. He has a married daughter, Sheila, and a teenaged son, Eric.
Tom Tincha lives in Butler PA and has two teenaged daughters, Shannon and Hannah.
Look for more in-depth info and interviews with each Tom to appear soon on the ApologetiX website.