Aaron "White Owl" Collins
At age 14, fueled by a love for heavy music, he started playing bass guitar under the guidance of his older brother -Ethan Collins- who played electric guitar. Together they formed the backbone of what would become the early 90's rock group White Trash (4) (Elektra Records), and by age 18 White Owl was touring the U.S. and playing shows to large crowds in major cities.
After a short life-span, the group White Trash broke up, and White Owl went on to join forces with the legendary hardcore band Skarhead. Touring extensively with Lord Ezec (aka Danny Diablo) and Co. is where White Owl acquired his nickname. After recording and touring with the also legendary hardcore band Murphy's Law (2) for a brief stint, White Owl decided to exchange the bass for the mic, and as he says, "put my lyrics to the test".
Although White Owl had earned his keep as a rock bass player, his truer love was writing poetry and lyrics. After taking a short break from the music scene in general, White Owl decided to record some beat-oriented, hip-hop style music, without the use of a "rock" group, which was a departure from his usual mode of operation. Collaborating on the beats with Damian Burnz, and acquiring some underground street legends (Danny Diablo, Jess Jamez, and Hesher) to add some flavor to the tracks, White Owl finally released his self-produced, 7-song CD "All Or None" on his own indie label (Gotham Gold Music Productions) in the spring of 2007.
The original White Trash (4) members reunited and reformed band in 2007 and released a new album (3D Monkeys in Space) shortly thereafter. As of 2012, White Trash continues to play exciting live shows in the U.S. and is planning to release more material in the near future.