Saturday, January 11, 2014
Strangetunge is a dynamic rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio which fuses a sweet hybrid of 60's garage freakbeat and surf with a little 70's power-pop and modern indie rock. The band formed in 2002 when David Michael Fisher looked up his old Mixed Breed bandmates from a few years back--Chris Basham and Jack Byrd.
The band released its debut CD "On The Edge" in August 2009. Followed by two more full releases, the 10 song album called "How About Some Strangetunge?" in 2012 and "Tunge In Cheek" in 2013.
As CityBeat magazine proclaimed, Strangetunge possesses "a very tight musical chemistry and an admirable sense of adventurousness."
The Wild Mountain Berries-- A rockin duet that has been writing and performing together since they met in 2007. It's a blend of Americana, Blues, Jazz, Country, and folk that is tied together with a beautiful vocal blend. Their debut album was released in 2010 on Greentree Records and is receiving high accaim. They are currently performing in and around Cincinnati, OH and the tri-state area.
Born in the Summer of Love, the era of Beatle-mania and the liberal movement of the 60’s, Haymarket Riot rose to the top of the local music scene at the time when rock music was a defining element of American culture. The group developed quickly from a high-school band to a staple of the college circuit to a regional powerhouse that played more than 100 shows a year across the Midwest.
In 1974 the group was signed to London Records, the British label, and released several singles. The Riot continued on into the 70’s and early 80’s until members went their separate ways. Several former band mates including Wes Boatman (nine Emmy awards) and Gary Griffin of Beach Boys fame have had great success in the music industry.
An invitation in 1994 to play at the Ludlow Garage Reunion Concert in Eden Park was such a success that original members G. Parker, Steve Helwig, Rick Somboretz, Jerry Peeno, Tom Vogel and Wes Boatman decided to continue performing at special events, which led to the Haymarket Riot Grand Reunion and the very successful annual Summer of Love Shows. A true highlight was a 2006 road-trip to Tallinn, Estonia and a sold-out performance that introduced the formally Soviet audience to genuine American powerhouse rock.
Today’s Haymarket Riot features original members G. Parker and Steve Helwig with drummer Tim Crawford, bassist Bart Johnson and female vocalist Gretchen Tamplin, performing songs of all genre’s and styles with enthusiasm and conviction. Sharing the joy of real music takes any event to the highest level and that’s why Haymarket Riot continues to perform together with love.