AvantGuarde

AvantGuarde

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Catchy, upbeat, positive rock with an energetic and soulful flair is what AvantGuarde is all about. Bruce Hornsby, Dave Mathews, Rush, and even Van Halen have been used to describe the fresh sound AvantGuarde brings forward. Live, AvantGuarde is entertaining, exciting, and extremely musical!

Biography

Powerful. Upbeat. Energetic. Inspired. These words described Maryland rock band AvantGuarde’s debut album in 2005. Now AvantGuarde brings new meaning to these terms with a new lineup and even more new music. New member Marcus Jackson assumes drum duties while the addition of saxophone and backup singers rounds out the group for vibrant live performances. The harmonies, melodies, and playing wizardry that AvantGuarde is known for are back in spades with new songs such as “Ready To Live,” “Lay It Down,” and “Genesis.” AvantGuarde has planned the release of their follow-up album for 2008.

AvantGuarde continues to pursue their passion for life and the positive spirit. Having spent the last two years dealing with heavy personal events, the new music reflects the will, the struggle, and the faith ever present in the band and those around them. AvantGuarde’s mission to inspire, encourage, and entertain continues to unite the band as they move forward in their musical journey.

Influences ranging from Bruce Hornsby, Dave Matthews, and Peter Gabriel to Van Halen, and Queen can be heard against a musical palette that displays a touch of jazz, classical, and gospel sounds. AvantGuarde’s unique sonic blend is topped off with a generous mix of spontaneity and live musical improvisation that never ceases to entertain audiences.

AvantGuarde now poses a new question to audiences as they deliver their powerful and uplifting musical displays:
"Are You Ready To Live?”

Discography

CDs:

Album 2 "title T.B.A."
Release planned in 2008.
AGE Records

"Out Of The Darkness"
69 minutes running length.
Released q.4 2005
AGE Records
Currently available through iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Borders, and other music retailers.

Set List

Song count & length, and style focus are adaptable to suit the needs of the performance.

Set list consists of all original music including a healthy dose of jam/improv!