This group of musicians formed in the fall of 2001. Each member brings an eclectic mix of musical experiences and history. One developed a unique songwriting style by playing in and soaking up influences from Denver's various musical scenes. One traveled across California with the Rock-O-Fellars and another strummed with Jango - a Denver Celtic/American Band. One blew his rock and blues with the Jill Watkins Band and another played rock with Kilmore Quay and Excalibur.
From these varied backgrounds comes a combined musical effort that hints of blues, swing, and rock 'n roll, spiced with hints of Latin, 50's pop, big band jump jazz, and even "countrified" music. It's a mix of styles that immediately feels familiar, yet comes only from RAZ - It's American music. RAZ finds a wide range of appeal from younger to older listeners: from blues, rock-a-billy, bee-bop and twist crowds to swing-dance and country crowds. The dance beat is infectious, while the humorous, romantic and serious lyrics keep the listener curious.
"The Other Side", is the next studio album from RAZ. It is a departure from previous releases, "Good Time Mama" & "Feel Real Good"... but also retains the familiarity that is RAZ. This record will delight new and old fans alike.