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BLUE MOON HAREM plays a form of modern rock that runs the gamut from hard rock to well-crafted pop. The driving beat of the first track, "Addiction," (think a modern Deep Purple) is impossible to resist, as are the blasting guitars on "Girl On A Wire" (which brings to mind Rage Against the Machine). On the other hand, tracks, such as "Ride," "Willow," and "Dog's Life" provide sonic relief in the form of funky, slinky fare with a touch of R&B. Tracks like "Eight" and "I Am A Wall" remind me of Collective Soul. Although Blue Moon Harem don't play progressive rock, and you won't find a lot of virtuoso noodling here, their interesting songs and expert arrangements lift them above typical power-pop radio fare. The album is beautifully recorded and the songs are addictive. Some label should snap these folks up now. I think they could sell a lot of records.
Bix~ was born in Brooklyn, NY. His family moved to the Midwest a few years later, and by the age of five, he started playing the violin. Just after moving to Texas at the age of ten, he discovered the Beatles and John Lennon. This influenced his decision to switch to the guitar, and soon after he began writing his own music. Since then, Bix~ has played with the bands Misguided Youth, Riley Mix, and Requiem. In 1987, Bix toured China with Misguided Youth and then played in Mexico four nights a week for three months. He has recorded numerous demo's and 2 full length CD's. Currently he is working on an advertisement for Boston Bed Company that is to be used on both radio and television. Bix's musical influences include, but are not limited to, John Lennon & The Beatles, Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company), Billy Joel, and Frank Sinatra.
Demetri was born and raised in Massachusetts. He picked up the guitar his 1st year of college and has never put it down since. He was the founding member of the heavy rock band REQUIEM. Demetri plays a myriad of guitar brands but insists on Marshall amplifiers. His influences are Jimmy Page, Jimmi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Stravinski.
Jack has lived in Boston since 1994. While growing up in Miami, Jack always found himself picking out the bass lines to songs on the radio. His classmates all wanted to be Eddie Van Halen, so taking up the bass was a natural choice for Jack. His influences include Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, and Tony Levin. For the past 20 years, Jack has been playing a Carvin custom Koa bass with a Kahler tremolo (hey, it was the 80's). Jack has appeared on several CD's and has performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Brian MacDougal is an avid enthusiast of contemporary R&B, Funk, Rock, and Latin Jazz drumming. He has been playing for 17 years and has been teaching for the past 10 years from beginner to proffessional levels. Brian has also produced and programmed for Chris Hall, Maia Donatelli, and Jetta. Drumming influences include the likes of Gene Lake, Steve Smith, Ricky Lawson, Vinnie Calaiuta, and Jeff Pacaro. Some of his major musical influences include Journey, The Yellow Jackets, Maxwell, Fred Hammond, and Musiq Soulchild.
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