The 3 young men of The Big Distraction have been jamming together since they first picked up their instruments in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (Think "The Family Guy"). After being in many other projects separately, they formed The Big Distraction and began playing out in 2005 to a growing fan base. They've been playing shows in the New England area from Providence (Giza, The Call, The Century, The Blackstone), to Boston (the Middle East, Bill's Bar), to New York (CBGB's ).
This interesting three piece creates music that has been described as jam&prog infused classic rock. They like bringing rock back to roots with tube amp driven guitar melodies, unpolished 70's rock approach to recording, strong melodic vocals, and jamming live shows. They've been known to WHIP OUT off the cuff covers of classic NINTENDO Muisc, and great MOVIE Sountracks such as WONKA during their energetic performances.
They grew up listening to Crazy and Diverse influences- bands such as Rush, The Police, Phish, Prince,The Allman Brothers, Mike Patton,Grand Funk Railroad, David Bowie, Led Zep, Jeff Beck, Yes, Jimi, Dream Theater, Vai, ZAPPA,Talking Heads,and of course NINTENDO(they're A.D.D. stricken children of the 80's) just to name a few.
With pop sensibilities, an Experimental MIND SET, and hints of
blues, jazz,& roots rock, The Big Distraction is looking to give music and song lovers something they want... good songs, and a good time. The members of The Big Distraction ( Joe Thurber, Brandon Hull, and Nate Thurber) describe their music as "funk-soul-prog -pop- rock with a little Jam on top and cool Blues juice on the side". Lyrically, they explore the little Quirky and Ironic happenings that make LIFE WORTH LIVING. The main ingredient to this Tasty Dish though, is Rock- but with such a variety to offer, music lovers should definitely BRING THEIR APPETITES....
Now stop squinting & TAKE A LISTEN!