RIP John Fowler: 100% of the artist's CD and download sales revenues will be transfered to the Sebastian Fowler ROCKS fund for John's beloved son. Additional donations for Sebastian can be sent to the Sebastian Fowler ROCKS fund:
PO Box 819
Orange, CT 06477
John thanks you...
Inspired by such great power pop acts as Cheap Trick and the Beatles, The Voodoo Jets' sound seeks to reclaim the innocence of an era gone by, though married seamlessly with a modern power pop ethic. Envision keyboards turbocharged by a wall of guitar amplifiers, the subtle layered harmonies of the beach boys, and a precise but relentless rhythm section. The Voodoo Jets deliver passion, beauty, and crushing hooks all in one surreal burst of pop music!
Micah Sheveloff (formerly with Boston bands, The Dream, The Detours, the Velveteen Playboys) switches back and forth between writing songs on the piano and on his electronic rig. "The mentality is totally different; the song ideas that come from one are a complete departure from what i create on the other. As the child of hard-core classical musicians, I was forbidden to listen to the beatles, or any other pop music with the possible exception of George Gershwin and Scott Joplin," Sheveloff remembers. The Voodoo Jets' live show features Sheveloff playing one of the most intriguing electronic keyboard set-ups ever conceived. The songs, the sounds, the show: it’s quite a spectacle!
Francesco Perrouna has been called a virtuoso bassist, mixing fretless and traditional bass work with The Voodoo Jets. His fingers grind the strings into the surface of the neck, producing a beautiful, pleading sound as he threads from note to note. Perrouna's lead vocals feature wistful tones and an amazing range. Sheveloff and Perrouna are that rare songwriting partnership whose creations become greater than the sum of the parts. Perrouna's lyrical style recounts personal trials, battles won and lost, and the undying hope that the next day might be outstanding.
John Fowler was best known for his recording and touring with the band steelheart. He presented a combination of delicacy and forcefulness from behind the drum kit, and an obvious mastery of dynamics and tempo. John was rock & roll personified, sticks flying, smoke billowing from his cigs as he piloted The Voodoo Jets from his throne. Fowler was perfect for a three-piece ensemble: relentless, a touch of flash, always in charge of the pulse. Fowler passed away in March, 2008, at the age of 42 after suffering a brain aneurysm.
Greg Trabandt (drums since the passing of John Fowler) Drumming since the age of nine, Greg has played rock, jazz, and even with the All Eastern UCONN Symphony Orchestra. Trabandt's first original project, Furious Styles, was produced by Simon Townshend and managed by Kamal from the Jerky Boys. Furious Styles toured with the Spin Doctors, Maceo Parker, Blues Traveler & other artists, opening the door for Trabandt to get session work in both LA and New York.
Greg has worked with Tommy Lee, Tony Harnel of TNT, Al Pitrelli of Widowmaker & Asia, Mike Viscera from Obsession, Roger Filgate from Wishbone Ash, Danny Meranda of Blue Oyster Cult, and others.
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