INQ

INQ

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INQ sounds like no one and every one. The music ranges in intensity from extremely hard to an undescribable sweetness. If you like Queens of The Stone Age, Smashing Pumpkins, Ween, Led Zepplin, Jeff Buckley, Jane's Addiction or Verve... you'll love INQ.

Biography

“INQ, one of San Jose’s most promising bands…” Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News

INQ brings a slug of truth from the San Francisco Bay Area, stirring up dust and offering the rock n’ roll world something unexpected. The power-quartet draws from a deep pool of influences including classics such as David Bowie, Jane's Addiction, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix and Verve. INQ emits an original sound that has been described as Alternative Rock with a side of 70’s Glam. Some names that come up often when describing INQ’s sound are Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Queens of the Stone Age and Boston. Eclectic, melodic and dynamic, INQ follows the tradition of bands that cut with confidence and kill with conviction, leaving a mark on all that come within listening range.

Their rousing debut “Life Assurance,” self-released on Aug. 2nd 2005, combines aural sophistication, raw power, and simple beauty with a rock and roll heart. Produced and recorded by Jerry Ososkie in San Jose, CA in 2004 and 2005; “Life Assurance” matured from demos that INQ recorded on its own in late 2003/early 2004. Understanding the importance of releasing a professional grade album while recognizing the saturation of the music market with fad bands, INQ decided not to wait around to be noticed. They took the task of creating “Life Assurance” for them selves and never looked back. To follow up their first release, INQ is currently in the studio, recording their second full-length CD to be released in early 2007. Their music has taken a turn towards a harder introspective sound. Their newer material has been described as Fugazi meets Wolfmother.

The four musicians on the team, veterans of the Bay Area’s music scene, truly exemplify a lust for life. From the ashes of some of San Jose’s finer bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, the quartet found each other at the right time, forming an all-star band of local proportions. Chris Landon (former Shovelhead front man and Bammie award winning member of Squeeze the Dog) has a dynamic voice reminiscent of late 70’s hard rock acts such as Thin Lizzy and Cheap Trick, while his range and vocal style has inflections of artists from Mike Patton to Jeff Buckley. Dave Pousho (formerly of Creamsickle) brings a very versatile sound to INQ as lead guitarist; from his simple rhythms that keep the tunes chugging along, to his intricate well planned solos, Dave’s playing style brings a classic rock sound yet boasts a modern approach to guitar playing. Kevin Cole (formerly of Your Precious You) and Cole Berggren (formerly of Creamsickle) keep the rhythm tight while adding vocal harmonies to Landon’s lead vocals. KC’s driving melodic bass lines modulate and move INQ’s music forward while maintaining the musical foundation and rhythmic connection with Berggren. CB is a hard hitting drummer and brings additional flair to INQ’s sound. His playing style falls somewhere between that of Jimmy Chamberlain and Stephen Perkins. Solid and seasoned, INQ’s rhythm section is on point and the band as a whole rivals many of today’s majors. In INQ and other bands, these four have dedicated themselves to recording and performing nationwide. As INQ, they have recorded and released a full-length CD, headlined a number of Bay Area clubs and have supported the majors. The group comes together live to deliver an expressive, heavy experience, injected with plenty of entertaining rock value, drawing you in and leaving you wanting more.

Music is communication and INQ wants to talk to you, be with you, listen to you, understand you, and get you off.

In the Works:
• INQ is currently working on their second release, due out in Fall of 2007.

Moments:
• INQ opened for Soul Asylum and A.L.O. on August 24th, 2006 at San Jose’s Music in the Park. M.I.T.P. is a free weekly outdoor concert series that sees anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 attendees. The festival goes through the summer and brings many national headlining acts to it’s stage.

• INQ was interviewed on the Bay Area’s Rock radio station, 107.7 FM The Bone on Dec. 27th. The Bone has a local music show, “Local Licks” which airs every Tuesday Night from 9:00 PM until 10:00 PM. INQ was the final featured artist on the program for 2005 in which the station played 3 of INQ’s songs in their entirety during a studio interview with their evening Jock, Joe Rock. “King of the Gods” and “Lift Off” are now getting frequent airplay on “The Bone.” INQ also receives frequent airplay on most of the Bay Area college radio stations.

• INQ was invited to perform on the Main Stage at Channel 104.9’s, ‘Day on the Meadow’ in San Jose, CA. over the 4th of July weekend in 2005. This opportunity, opening for such acts as Better Than Ezra, Wakefield, Bowling For Soup, Crossfade and more; brought INQ into a higher range of visibility on the local front, while introducing INQ’s name and sound to management and PR personal affiliated with these higher caliber touring artists.

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Discography

Life Assurance - debut, Release Date August 2nd, 2005
A few of the tracks from Life Assurance get airplay on 107.7 FM The Bone in San Francisco. Most college radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area play tracks from Life Assurance as well. Selected tracks have been featured on numerous podcasts and compilations distributed up and down the west coast.

INQ's untitled sophmore release is currently being recorded and is scheduled to be released in Fall of 2007.

Set List

INQ generally plays most of the songs off of their newest release, "Life Assurance." Inq's set length usually runs about an hour, but they have performed much longer and some shorter sets. They have about 25 originals currently in rotation, and about 7 or 8 brand new songs that are currently being arranged and recorded as demos for their next record due by the end of 2006.