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Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
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BandB, the spirited brain child of Fun-Meister Chris Breest, is a wonderful sonic ride through the landscape of Chris' later day influences like The Byrds (as on Ugly Monkey) the Beatles "Day in the Life" feel of Digital Disease.
Even with such influences as Pink Floyd, Super Tramp and U-2 in the mix, Chris and his sonic crew of noteworthy Cohorts are not over shadowed by these influences nor do they fail to deliver a fresh take on the commentaries of world conditions and the day to day observations that make you smile, knowing they were singing about you.
BandB is worth more that a listen, it's worth being in your collection, if you don't have it...GET IT!!!

Doc Sigmier/Sonic Gumbo@KHEN 106.9fm - Sonic Gumbo

"Going On My Playlist"

Goin' on my playlist!
There is literally not one thing I don't like about this tune. From the sound/tone of the opening guitar phrase and the way the player seamless segues from a sharp modern rock sound to a soft bed of rich tele twang...sweet. This song is perfect example of how you can use traditional sounds to create something very unique and no so traditional.
This may sound nuts, but some(for example at :58) of the vocal phrasing and delivery is not too far from Thom Yorke(Radiohead). It's certainly unique in this setting. The harmonies soar and really put the cherry on top of the cake, vocally. Also, I'm not really a banjo kind of guy but it works here. It sounds terrific. As good as it all is, my favorite part may be the little breakdown starting at 2:12. Very nice!
One of the nicest efforts I've come across. Great job! -


This song is the reason why the radio will be replaced by the computer. this was a pleasure to listen to. vocalist starts off a bit under powered but brings it home in the last verse - great contrast. the tremolo'd guitar at 1:30 is very cool, followed shortly by the organ, panned nicely in the mix. - very nice. I don't really know what the lyrics mean at first listen, but they are original and i will probably be thinking about this for a while - great job!
Reviewed by: BillyReo from Toledo, Ohio -


BandB "Bent" Released January 19th 2007



3-15-2011 UPDATE:

BandB is in the studio writing and recording tracks for their upcoming sophomore release slated for late fall 2011. BandB was also a recipient of a 2011 Independent Music Award nomination in the Film/TV category for their song "Bent" on CW's One Tree Hill.

1-20-2010 UPDATE:

2010 looks to be an exciting year at the BandB camp. With one of BandB’s founding members Peter Keys leaving to join Lynard Skynard, the band has been playing mostly as a quartet as of late. The end of 2009 brought some live highlights, as well as another key music placement. Opening up for Justin Nozuka and Joan Jett at the 2009 Detroit Arts, Beats and Eats festival, the band also enjoyed a feature music placement of their debut album’s title track “Bent” on the CW’s hit show One Tree Hill.


The inception of BandB came about with singer-songwriter Chris Breest’s ambition to make a record in late 2003. Anxious to start production of his work, Breest turned to fellow studio engineer and future drummer of BandB, Matt Binder. The two collaborated and joined forces with various friends and musicians including bassist Brian Rizzardi, keyboard player Peter “Keys” Pisarczyk (George Clinton, Muzik Mafia, Jody Raffoul), and guitar guru Rob Nelson to officially form BandB in April of 2004. Shortly thereafter BandB began receiving press and accolades from playing high profile shows at venues including The Palace of Auburn Hills, and the 89x Homeboy radio show. Their fresh sound even landed them a gig halfway across the country at Monroe’s Bar in Hollywood, California, for Universal Pictures premiere of the music documentary “Dig”. While in Hollywood, the band was offered a record contract on behalf of Universal Music Group, but decided to decline the proposal in order to pursue their self-regulated production approach. Upon setting up shop in an old church they had acquired, the band began tracking what would eventually become their debut album “Bent”.
Finally after three years of intensive studio collaboration with producer Jimmy Romeo, who has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, BandB birthed their first independent album, “Bent” in January of 2007. The nine song album is an infusion of grass roots Americana with a Brit-pop influence, ranging from high energy beats to acoustic ballads.