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"Flavorpill LA #63"

"NYC's Get Licious maintained a fervent and nearly obsessive fanbase before heading out to LA where Mike 'Miguel' Happoldt (of Sublime and Long Beach Dub All-Stars fame) is currently producing their studio debut to be released this summer. Their inventive storytelling, humor, and thoroughly danceable style of rock/reggae has already won them a loyal left-coast audience. Get Licious team up with Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo for this charity event in which all proceeds are donated to CoachArt, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children with life-threatening illnesses by providing free, personal lessons in the arts and athletics. Great music, great cause." - Flavorpill LA #63


Get Licious was released on iTunes worldwide on August 1, 2006.


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Get Licious in talks with Long Live Crime Records: Deal Likely (Aug '06)

Long Live Crime Records has expressed a strong interest in releasing the self-titled debut of Los Angeles act Get Licious. Further details to follow.

Worldwide Dotted Line: Get Licious Signs Distribution Deal (July '06)

Get Licious has signed with the Avant Garde A Clue Inc. label, which will distribute the bands eponymous debut record exclusively on iTunes. Get Licious will be available worldwide on August 1, 2006.

Open Up: Bedroom Window Chosen for Compilation (July '06)

The debut single off Get Licious, Bedroom Window, has been selected for inclusion in the compilation CD John Romano's Best of Los Angeles Podcast Vol. 2. The popular first volume in the series featuring the Southland's best new music can be purchased exclusively at iTunes.

Helluva Gig: Get Licious Releases CD to Packed House (June '06)

The band held their CD Release Party last night at The Gig on Melrose in Hollywood. Wise, Dakota, McConnell and Lyle performed to a full house of Get Licious faithful and new converts alike. The event celebrated the release of Get Licious and marked the first of the groups recently announced monthly Wednesday night shows at The Gig.

Every Day is Like Wednesday: Band to Co-Headline Monthly Shows at the Gig (June '06)

The Gig on Melrose in Hollywood announced today that Get Licious will co-headline on the last Wednesday night of each month with Ghost (recent recipient of the SoCal Music Award for 'Best R&B Act'). The first show will be on June 28 when Get Licious celebrates a CD Release Party in support of their debut record Get Licious.

Triplelicious: Trio of Tracks Trumpeted on Best of L.A.; Deal Likely (June '06)

Three songs from Get Licious soon-to-be-released debut record have been featured on the popular Southland podcast John Romano's Best of Los Angeles. Bedroom Window, Nononononononono, and The Ballad of Armando are receiving significant airplay. The band is currently in discussions with Romano's Avant Garde A Clue Inc. label regarding a possible distribution deal.

Spider Man III: Entwistle Mastering Get Licious Debut (May '06)

Renowned industry specialist Spider Entwistle (Pink, Daft Punk, Third Eye Blind) is currently mastering tracks for Get Licious debut record, Get Licious. A release date is set for late June.

Groove On: Get Licious Inks Production Deal with Groovetree (March '06)

The band has recently signed a production deal with Groovetree Recording and is working in the studio with veteran producer Alek Edmonds (Modest Mouse, Afgan Wigs) on their debut record slated for release this summer.


As the world of Get Licious grows, lead singer and songwriter Matt Wise has Miss Universe to thank for it.

Hired by the Miss Universe Corporation in New York to return fan mail, Wise, under the guise of Miss Universe, found himself offering advice to young people who would contact the pageant queen in hopes of getting tips on success along with an autographed picture.

"I was supposed to send form emails, but I started writing a lot of them back," said the Baltimore-bred singer. "I winged it on the beauty advice, but I also told them to dream big. Follow their muse. Meanwhile, I was living in Brooklyn and my guitar had two broken strings for weeks at one point. That had never happened before so I decided to take the advice I'd been giving out as Miss Universe."

So he restrung, packed up, and moved to Los Angeles, where he began playing solo gigs. Drummer Monte McConnell and bassist Jesse Dakota caught one of his early shows at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood, and together they formed Get Licious.

"Here was this guy singing reggae songs about stalker chicks and hummus-stealers one minute, and the next he'd change gears and go into a ballad about his grandfather and how he rocked the leisure suit and loved The Honeymooners," Dakota said. "We immediately clicked."

The trio quickly found themselves performing on the legendary stages of such Southern California staples as The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, and The Roxy, and attracting what Flavorpill LA has called "a fiercely loyal audience."

Get Licious then moved into the recording studio, working with producer Alek Edmonds (Modest Mouse, The Afghan Whigs) on an eponymous record mastered by renowned industry veteran Spider (Pink, Daft Punk, Third Eye Blind).

The bands buoyant, original blend of rock, reggae, and funk led to a production deal with Groovetree Recording, and Get Licious' first single, the infectious Bedroom Window, was chosen for the compilation CD John Romano's Best of Los Angeles Podcast Vol. 2, which led to the band signing a deal with Romano's Avant Garde A Clue Inc. label to release Get Licious worldwide on iTunes.

As the group's popularity grows and his own fan mail comes in, Wise cannot help but reflect on his time back in New York and the lessons he carried with him to the west c