Our music has its influences from the 70's till today. We instinctively took the sounds that are in our head and found their way into our writing. The songs came together quite nicely. Some were around for a few years and other came quite quickly. John, lead singer and Mike, lead guitarist write and compose the songs but without the unique touches from Gary on bass and Pete "the animal" on drums it wouldn't be complete. Everyone adds their own touch to the songs, there interpretation of how the song feels is evident in each players parts. The way many of the tracks came together is typically through a riff or rhythm then it’s like, "hey I have lyrics that would fit well with that", then we try it. It can happen in the middle of practice, it can happen noodling around before or after. It grows from there. It’s amazing (the creative process).
We wanted that live feel. We want you to feel as if you are there hearing them as we play. That rawness is how we created the songs and we didn't want it to be manufactured. We would record them live at practice and couldn't wait to hear what came out. They weren't the best recordings mix wise but they were RAW! All the songs were recorded live with all members present in a professional setting at NH Tunes in Manchester NH in the old historic mill building along the Merrimack River. Many of them were one take, very little editing other than mixing of course to get the balance and no trickery (auto tune, multiple overdubs etc). What you hear for good or bad is how you would hear it live at a pub or stadium.
It’s personal and inviting. They will feel familiar, evoke emotion and take you on a journey. Don't be fooled by the songs that start slow, there is always a surprise. That is the journey we speak of. Many great things in life build slowly, methodically, create anticipation and reach a climatic high. We hope our songs do that for you.
Have a listen, tell your friends and enjoy!!
John, Mike, Gary and Pete