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Bassliss is a local Madison band best described as an alternative jam rock band. With elements ranging from hardcore funk, to heavy metal, four of Madison's finest make up the powerhouse quartet known as Bassliss. Their crunchy rhythms, seamless flow, and intricate licks will leave you wanting more.
Bassliss is an alternative rock band from Madison, WI, formed in 2015. This powerhouse ensemble is comprised of four members, including Connor Yarbrough on guitar, Ricky Sowl on bass, Hayden Johnson on drums, and Dexter Ray on vocals. Connor brings metal, funk, and jam-band influences into the band, citing Mastodon, The Grateful Dead, and Kyuss as strong influences. Ricky’s punk and metal background, including influences such as Blink 182, Royal Blood, and 311, drives heavy rhythms featured in Bassliss songs. Tasty fills and compelling rhythms are provided by funk drummer Hayden, who draws inspiration from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yes, James Brown, and Clyde Stubblefield. Lead vocalist Dexter, the newest addition to Bassliss, provides felicitous, poetic lyrics, catchy hooks, and sweet melodies. His influences include Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bad Brains. All four members provide a cohesive flow, perfectly combining their respective sounds and talents into a fresh sound that hits hard and stands out.
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