Puppet Radio, a San Francisco Bay Area rock ‘n soul band, is made up of five diverse musicians with very different backgrounds. The band was formed in the winter of 2012 with each member bringing something different to the music-making table. A bassist with metal roots; a drummer who loves all things that groove; two guitarists whose influences range from classic, and progressive rock, to jazz, and classical music; and a vocalist who grew up singing gospel and jazz with a secret soft spot for rock - these elements make for a progressive, alternative, soulful rock sound with a twist.
Puppet Radio connects with their audience through deep lyrics laid over a tight rhythm section with guitars that talk to each other all the while. Indie-Music.com described the band as an act that “makes deadly serious music, meant to move you emotionally.” This is demonstrated in songs like the Gandhi-inspired, straightforward rock anthem "Be the Change;" or by "Clarity," in which lead singer AhSa-Ti Nu belts out “this is my house” after searching for “constant clarity” over militantly aggressive instrumentals. There is also a lighter side to Puppet Radio that can be heard in the title track, superhero-motivated "789," which has a lively, jump-around rhythm; or their Motown disco-inspired dance tune, "Europop (ca. '82)." While their music speaks with heavy guitar riffs and soulful lyrics, its cadence is balanced out with fun grooves that make you want to move.
Puppet Radio is: AhSa-Ti Nu (lead vocals/percussion), Anuj Arora (guitars/keyboard), David Bosse (guitars), Bennie Murray (drums/percussion), and Carson Rogers (bass).