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Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band R&B Funk


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"EMCravens has been called a "young and hip" Dave Matthews Band"

"EMCravens has been called a "young and hip" Dave Matthews Band with songs like 'Potty Mouth' funking up the stage and huge hits like 'What you Want" combining melodic intros and bridges with a funky rhythm that will make you bob your head to the groove, this is one band that you won't want to miss out on seeing. The act includes 5 members with sometimes adding a 6th (2nd saxophone player) to the mix when at all possible. If you're into huge vocals, crazy rhythm guitar riffs, blasting saxophone, grooving bass lines paired with monster drum solos, and hard hitting organ/piano playing, coupled with dancing and on-stage silliness, then EMCravens is the band you have to see."

- Austin Chronicle (December 2010) - Austin Chronicle

"Powerful, Powerful, Powerful"

"Powerful, Powerful, Powerful... Watch out Austin, here they come..." - - Tyler, DrinkUP Austin.com

"Best show I've seen in a long time"

"If there's one thing I know it's good music, and I can't think of a better show I've seen in a long time. Huge vocals, sick rhythm guitar riffs, amazing sax, drums, groovy bass and an organist playing on a B3 Leslie that will melt your face. Amazing band altogether. " - - Jason Miller, MusicWeekly

"Not too shabby on the eyes either"

"EMCravens - O. EM. G. One of my new favorite bands! Huge sound, lots of energy, makes me want to dance! And they are pretty easy on the eyes too!" - - Chelsea - a new EMC fan, Chelsea

"Hottest new thing since sliced bread"

"EMCraven's new cd brings us a rare fresh mix of modern alternative rock sounds with vocals reminiscent of strong influences such as Dave Mathews. Tracks include soaring arena vocals and rock guitar licks that just pull the listener in and make your heart race. There's something electrifying and intriguing about this new project. Their live show ROCKS! Watch for much more from these guys!" - Tammy Miranda, Tammy Miranda Music Productions


LIVE from Zed's - 2 DVD set
LIVE from Zed's - 2 Full length CD set
Tales from an Alligator - 8 Song Studio EP



is one of the hottest bands to emerge from the vibrant Austin-area music scene over the past year. The group’s unique musical style defies simple description and categorization. “High-energy acoustic funk” captures the essence of EMCRAVENS. However, a typical EMCRAVENSshow is full of surprises and will take the audience in unexpected directions long before the evening settles into a consistent and predictable groove. Front and center in the EMCRAVENS sound is Mike Hurrell’s hard driving rhythmic push from his iconic blue acoustic guitar accompanying his edgy lead vocals. A high caliber rhythm section comprised of Darren DeBree on drums and Michael “Pinky” Russell on electric bass push the groove to a new level while Lloyd Wright's classic Hammond B3 and eclectic piano style pull it all together. But that’s not all. A key element in the EMCRAVENS sound is Tom Archer's jazz inspired saxophone laying down the main melody of a song or leading the band on an adventurous jam full of creative improvisation and rhythm changes. Complimenting EMCRAVENS staple of original music is a liberal dose of classic cover material performed EMCRAVENS style.