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The Fresh Kicks are an original rock band hailing from the beautiful TROY, NY. Members include Aaron Welcher (guitar/vox), Will Brown (guitar/vox), Mike Mullin (bass/vox), and Anthony Tedesco (drums). Longtime high school friends Will, Mike, and Anthony have been playing together for years, but with the addition of Aaron in June 2012, The Fresh Kicks have been writing, rehearsing, and playing shows like mad men. Be sure to check out The Fresh Kicks at one of their shows, have a great time, and spread the word about one of the newest up and coming bands in the capital region.
Band Website: www.reverbnation.com/thefreshkicks
“Torn Shorts, a young indie/folk/blues band from Providence, displaying a talent for borrowing and breaking-in the classic sounds of American music: Cobain’s water chorus, Dylan’s half-spoken plea, Muddy Waters’ howled licks.” -Freya Wilcox, NYC Feast of Music
“Torn Shorts is made of simple chords and deceptively simple lyrics. But they paint a picture of Americana music pure and true to the area they call home.” -Bradley Campbell, Rhode Island Public Radio
Our first full band album – mixed and mastered by John Mailloux at Bongo Beach Productions is coming out next month. John has worked with some really awesome bands (Dispatch, Guster, Duke Robillard) so we were really pumped to get to work with him. The songs sound great. Check out a track from the album on our website: www.tornshortsmusic.com.
Bryan Thomas is a soul rocker from New York’s capital city of Albany.
He recently released his fifth independent CD, 1369 Lights. , which features his new band the Buggy Jive. “”With One Three Six Nine Lights, [Thomas] rocks harder than on any of his previous five albums, all of which are first-rate,” says Nippertown’s Greg Haymes “With Prince as his primary musical touchstone, Thomas’ uncompromising songs are specifically local, yet gloriously global. He writes smart, and he writes from the heart, balancing intellect, passion and politics.”
The Albany Times Union named Thomas “Best Male Singer-Songwriter” shortly after he released his acoustic hip-hop debut Radio Plastic Jennifer in 1999. The follow-up soul rock epic Ones and Zeros was Metroland Magazine’s “Album of the Year” in 2002.
He was recently in the studio with punk legend Tommy Ramone, making a special guest appearance on a track produced by Ramone for New York City’s genre-smashing neo-punksters Collider. Bryan’s music can be heard on the opening track of the Black Rock Coalition’s Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again which also includes a track by BRC founder/ Living Colour guitar wizard Vernon Reid. He has three songs on the double-live Pazfest: A New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell recorded on a steamy Louisiana night at the Howlin’ Wolf in the summer of 2000.
Samples of Bryan’s music, video and poetry can be found online at his award-winning web site bryanthomas.com, and at TheHiddenCity.com, a webzine for underground arts in Albany, New York. Thomas is a founding member of the Hidden City collective.
He’s also been known to take a photo around town.
Band Website: www.bryanthomas.com