A Family Plot
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A Family Plot

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After spending nearly ten years as the bassist for critically acclaimed jazz/metal fusion band Candiria, Michael MacIvor decided to take the risk of his professional life. " I wanted to do something that nobody would see coming at all. I got myself a guitar and started writing songs and singing. What came out couldn't be any further from what Candiria was."

In the fall of 2008 he planted the seeds that would rapidly sprout, and become A Family Plot. The intention was to get back to the roots of where he started. Drawing from all of their formative influences the band would touch upon the classic sounds of Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, but also throw in influences such as The Police, Nirvana and Jane's Addiction.

"It was important for me to assemble a band of people who I knew well and considered family. I could have hired any number of well known musicians for this project, but the music was so close to me and so personal, I felt I could only really share the whole experience with people I truly cared about"

Enter MacIvor's former Candiria bandmate and long time song writing partner John LaMacchia. He had been working on supergroup Spylacopa for some time, as well as his own record label, Rising Pulse. But he was eager to make music with MacIvor again, so he joined the fold when called upon. The rhythm section would be rounded out by longtime friends Wayne Schneiderman and Joseph Milazzo who were members of Art Rock group Black Pig.

A Family Plot have set out with one goal in mind. To make music important again. Each member has stated that the most important thing growing up was always music. Their mission is to make music that will move people. cathartic and cleansing. as important to others, as the music was important to them growing up.
" it's sad that today it seems that a lot of music is just a side bar to the fashion or the style of the scene. And by no means are we saying that you can't be into fashion, we are, just don't make it more important than the songs"

A Family Plot