The HardCount is a rock n roll band cut from the same cloth as Motorhead, The Misfits, AC/DC, the Ramones and Johnny Cash. The most important thing to us is that everyone has a good time. We start by having a good time ourselves. Rock n Roll is in our blood, it keeps us sane enough to walk the planet with "normal people". If we didn't have this we'd be dead. It all started by accident, sort of. All of us had our own things going, we started doing stuff with each other and it snowballed into The Hardcount. The biggest thing that makes us special (in my opinion) is that each individual knows thier "part". No one needs to worry about a screw up, an attitude, being late, talking trash, getting too drunk or, just being a dick. Trusting that every other member know what to do, we only worry about 1 thing....making sure that every person that watches us is left speachless! We love what we do and it shows. Even if it isn't your "style" or "scene" you are going to walk away saying "that was really good" (that's the goal anyways). We don't cancel shows, we don't get there late, if we are treated disrespectfully by the club or staff we take with a smile (we will most likely be washing our hair the next time you want us to play though), we don't argue about money, we don't fight with anyone, we don't trash the place and, we make evry performace seem like it is going to be our last day on earth....we leave it all on stage.
The Hardcount is led by singer The Reverend Adumb Green (brother of Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green), who has his hand on the trigger at all times and does not hesitate to pull it. The Reverend preaches his message to the congregation, delivering lyrics that cover life’s ups and downs by way of his gravelly whiskey-soaked voice, not unlike Tom Waits or maybe Lemmy of Motorhead.
The one and only Zen Master V brings guitar love that will thrill you with twists, turns and newly discovered levels of aural sensations around each corner. His resume of experience is too deep to list.
Behind the Zen Master is a rhythm section that provides the raw power behind this rock and roll machine. Drummer T-Roy is the hard-hitting, no gimmicks, straight to work, longshoreman of the drum world. His history as a drummer began when he was in grade school and has never hit the drums better than he does now for the Hardcount. Bass duty goes to Disco Donnie; former lead singer and guitar player for Jack the Hotrod. Disco also played lead guitar for the Seattle band Guns of Nevada. With The Hardcount, Disco plays the bass like a man obsessed by equal parts love and hate.
Nothing in the world is black and white (except for our logo). Everything is gray and we hope to paint a picture with our music that we are all stuck on this garbage planet, we all have heartbreak, loneliness, bad times, good times, the mornings (or afternoons) we don't want to get out of bed, questions about the meaning of life, traffic jams, hangovers, empty bank accounts, momentous joy, death and, most importantly.....life!
A former DJ on Seattle radio station 107.7 the End, the Reverend Adumb Green is one of a kind and to see him front The Hardcount is an event not to be missed.