Baghdad Scuba Review
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Baghdad Scuba Review

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Sprouting out of the dawn in Madison Wisconsin, Baghdad Scuba Review is a first-rate model of what the band is attempting to introduce to its listeners: full scale, well disciplined original jam rock. As a six-piece group of uncommonly talented musicians with both entertaining and amusing personalities, this bold group of artists carries impeccable musicianship to spawn a chimerical stage presence and as a newborn band has already embraced a sizeable following.
The unintended Founder of the band, John Schneider came forth from California as an ex-member of One Fluid Ounce. As an experienced Lead Singer, Songwriter and Rhythm Guitarist, this effectual musical athlete broke ground in Madison as a well-known regular gigging solo artist. Before long, he began asking talented musicians from other local bands to sit in with him. Consequently this started the improvised version of BSR in 2004, a group of rotating musicians dubbed “The John Schneider Project.” As a band that was known by most during it’s time as a “very catchy and talented cover band,” the same performers would eventually evolve, sending The John Schneider Project on it’s way and carrying out of the labor room the established band, Baghdad Scuba Review.
One of the first recruited members, bassist Erik Riedasch - a seed of pure ambition was known to be the harness of such previous bands as Groovulous Glove and Minglewood. Soon after Chad Thompson, Lead guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and guitar connoisseur came to as an artful and masterful performer sent from The Green Situation and Minglewood. Following was Justin Gerstner, the logical and imaginative drummer that provides creativity, docking after his time with Ground and The Northern Pines Band. The bands poetic percussionist Rob Bloch, also an equipment genius, dedicated himself after floating over from former band Groovulous Glove. Finally, deviceful and decorative Keyboardist, Singer/Songwriter Jason Krueger joined. As a musical craftsman who continues to provide freshness to the sound of BSR, Jason moved forward from former band Runga Kutta.
In the summer of 2005, not even a year after the band was formed, Baghdad Scuba Review was asked to play the following well known festivals: Farmapalooza, The Grateful Garcia Gathering (3G Fest) and the Grickle Grass Jam. The band has also been found performing at such well known venues as: The Annex (Madison, WI), The High Noon Saloon (Madison, WI) The House of Rock (Eau Claire, WI) and is a regular band at Mr. Roberts (Madison, WI), which has come known to the band as “home base” since this venue is where it all began.
The Goal of BSR is to stimulate its listener’s thoughts, emotions and physical being with feel-good original material.