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by Alibi

Alibi is an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, pop and blues with influences ranging from Dave Matthews and John Mayer to Coldplay and Guster.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Amelia
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2. Let It Rain
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3. Breakdown
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4. The One Thing
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5. Sitting Here
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6. Apologies
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7. Runaway
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8. Break
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9. Sleepless
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Album Notes
* Brian Grahn
* Ryan McMichael
* Rob Turer
* Reid Draper
* Sam Drazin

Alibi's unique instrumentation, consisting of electric and acoustic guitars, upright bass, saxophone, piano and drums, lends them a flexible music style synthesizing rock, jazz, pop and blues. This original combination is due predominately to the diverse backgrounds of the five members of the group. They owe their talent to their experience in jazz, classical music, and even a barbershop quartet.

Alibi's music was once described as "...The instrumentation of Dave Matthews, the lyrics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the voice of James Taylor." Though maybe not entirely accurate, this view of Alibi captures their elusive sound. It's hard - if not impossible - to compare Alibi with any one artist. Half a dozen obvious influences come to mind, such as: John Mayer, Santana, Pink Floyd, Ben Folds, Coldplay and Maroon 5.

Reid Draper and Brian Grahn began their first band in ninth grade. The duo had an acoustic-rock sound that lasted until the addition of Ryan McMichael, who added a heavy element of jazz to their music. After hearing the soaring guitar licks of an old middle school buddy, Reid quickly asked Rob Turer to join the band as the lead guitarist. Sam Drazin, the percussionist of the group, was immediately added after a brief and impressive audition during a morning rehearsal.

The group has made numerous achievements since their formation, such winning Exposure, a Battle of the Bands competition located at Washington D.C.'s largest nightclub - Nation. After surpassing over forty Maryland, Virginia and D.C. bands, Alibi was awarded twenty-four hours of recording time at Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, Virginia. Alibi soon realized that twenty-four hours would not be enough to complete their ambitious goal of recording a nine song album. After almost three hundred presales and numerous performances, Alibi was able to finance over fifty hours of recording. After several months of setbacks, their debut CD, Runaway, was finally finished.


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Not your typical high school band
I saw Alibi at the Funk Box in Baltimore. Unlike most high school bands with their screaming heavy metal sounds, Alibi incorporates jazz and classical into some very nice ballads.


The best cd ever! A must buy for any music lover!
This really is one of the greatest cd's of all time. I have listened to Runaway in my car everyday for the past month and have yet to get tired of it! -Jon

David Murphy

awesome.....i had heard yall before
the cd is great. the lyrics give the feel that they were written by sombody whod been in the business for twenty years. I like the mix up of the songs too. there's a good variety.