Floodcar

Floodcar

 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
BandRockPunk

We incorporate a unique variety of styles and elements into our playing due to each individual member's different musical background from various other projects and training within the Tulsa area.

Biography

The core of the group was founded in March of 2008 when PC Hance, Danny Jones, and then-founding member Ben Romanello decided to part ways with the local metal band Pryznr in search of a broader, more experimental sound. Rounding out the quintet with bassist Derek Brunson and frontman Daniel "Mooky" Watson, the group quickly began to write a list of songs to begin playing shows around the Tulsa area. In May of 2008, Floodcar (then known as Unspoken Recognition) began playiing shows with the Dirty Carny SideShow, then quickly followed up with a Battle of the Bands, which they had won, but later discovered the contest was a fake. June of '08 saw the band playing in front of a local Best Buy Grand Opening, in the sweltering heat, in addition to the first recordings of the band, produced by Hank Charles of Valcour Sound in Bixby, Oklahoma. Due to PC's conflicting service with the military, the next couple of months were slow for the band, and therefore almost bringing things to a halt, when PC decided to leave the military in September of 2008. In the fall of 2008, Joey Munson from the local bluegrass band Black Fork River Rats came on board, and Ben Romanello decided to part ways with the band. Shortly thereafter, the band again went into the recording studio, this time choosing Andy Gilliam of Aristar Studios, to produce the record. A local Emmy-award winning producer, he worked with the band for all of November 2008 to bring the first digital recording in Floodcar's history. January of 2009 saw the addition of a talented young guitarist, who also happened to be our bassist's younger brother, Dalton. The sextet continue to impress local promoters and concert-goers in the Tulsa area. Musically, the influences come from a wide variety of musical genres, including punk, alternative, electronica, techno/house, metal, and various forms of rock. What sets us apart from other bands is the fact that we have so many different backgrounds that few bands have. Our vocalist was classically trained in high school choir, and performed in a few low-key Tulsa bands. PC and Danny have worked together for the past 5 years in several projects together, and Derek and Joey both came from a local bluegrass band. The use of piano and keys occasionally helps in the songwriting process.

Discography

As a band, we have recorded one EP and a full-length LP. Our full length LP is available for sale on MySpace and through the band members. We currently have 5 tracks posted up on our MySpace.

Set List

Our set list consists of anywhere from 8 to 15 songs, depending on how much time we are given to play. We try not to play covers as much as possible, but bands we can cover are: Pink Floyd, blink-182, Lit, Tom Petty, Seven Mary Three, Green Day, and Sum 41, including previous songs that the band members have written in previous bands.