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aequus1

Branson, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Branson, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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aequus1 (eh-kwis-wun) released their debut album "retro" in Nov '12 and are currently working on the followup while preparing for a late Fall Tour in '14. The band recently had a featured review in Progressive Magazine and were THE band on ":15min of Fame" on Q102 in Springfield, MO. Who are these people?

Sonia came to the US on a student visa from Poland in 2006 with one suitcase and no plans to stay...but you can't fight what fate has in store for you which sometimes includes a new homeland.... Before she could speak, she would sit on her dad's huge speakers and jam to bands like Joy Division and Dire Straits. She picked up a guitar at 14 and spent hours every day trying to learn how to play. She joined the singer-songwriter band "Erymo" at nineteen and toured with them all over Poland as well as Eastern and Central Europe. She continues to write and perform her original acoustic music. Inspired by bands as diverse as Tool, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Bjork, Tori Amos, Audioslave, Anathema and The Gathering, she now forces these influences on her small child.

Stevie D began playing drums as a result of too much Motown on the Chicago northside neighborhood he grew up in. After buying a second vintage jazz drum kit, he combined them and was compelled to play bigger and badder. Thus began the trip through every variety of metal and fusion leading to the unique and articulate method he employs today. Tenures in as many bands as he could find to play with (simultaneously!) led to stints and records with Permagrin, a fixture on the Chicago scene in the Nineties. Hundreds of live shows in every style of music are now the foundation of the aequus1 sound. Enjoy.

Cousin Joe has been in the music business for...ever. He began by playing to 1500 people a week in church at the age of 11. An electrical engineer and technician, he co-owned and operated Midwest Music Menders for 10 years (still an authorized tech for ~100 manufacturers) while doing studio sessions and guesting at gigs. 12,000 repairs and music industry friends later he moved from his native Chicago to the hotbed of U.S. rock...Branson,MO. Building a studio and secret lair; he wrote, produced, recorded, and performed all the instruments except drums and lead vocals for the debut album "aequus1:retro". He also builds his own custom effects pedals series called Vintage Flavor.

Imagine the luck, no...karma of finding someone as original and talented as Sonia on Craigslist! Together they are ready to unleash this totally original yet familiar music on an unsuspecting(?) world. Have a taste and let us know what you think. As always.....THANKS FOR LISTENING!

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