The Flowerthief all started when singer songwriter Christian Motos moved to San Diego back in 2001. A recent break from his previous band still fresh in his mind, he decided a solo act was the perfect next step for his musical career. “I decided to start fresh as a solo act and envisioned creating music that gives great emphasis to what the song demands rather than limit it to a particular style or genre. Being a solo act gave me that freedom,” Says Motos.
After releasing his first record, HALF, he came to know the limitations that went along with being a solo act in regards to performing live, and soon enlisted a friend to back him up live on percussion. Motos was encouraged to put together a full band and soon The Flowerthief had grown wings and was ready to take off. The current line up is Christian Motos, Greg Smith on drums and Greg Irwin on guitar.
The Flowerthief decided early on to take a different approach to the typical “full band” set up by enlisting members into an open door policy style membership. Members were asked to join and to play as long as they found themselves happy doing so. If any member came to a crossroads, they could leave at any moment with no hard feelings. After a few line up changes the band recorded and released their second record, Without A Safety Net.
The Flowerthief is back again, with their third full-length record Natural Selection.
(excerpt taken from ThreeBZine.com)