Machines Are People Too

Machines Are People Too

 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA


Electro-Dance band Machines Are People Too formed in Chattanooga, TN in the sweaty summer months of '09. After dancing to JJ's music at a number of house parties, Brian finally got the opportunity to put clean vocals over JJ's well-produced beats. The two began writing together and performing as Machines Are People Too at monthly dance parties with two keyboards, a laptop, and a microphone. Their DIY EP consisted of 4 songs released only on cassette. Each hand-stamped tape included custom labels and provided you with a tangible alternative to free downloads.

After a year of dancing and playing with DJs, the duo was ready to expand their band and overall sound. Longtime friend, Cain Lassiter, was asked to blow his saxophone on a few tracks and proceeded to bring his other talents to the band. With one hand on the sax and the other on the keys, Cain continues to add innovation to MRP2. Drummer, Ivan Garcia leaves the hi-hat/snare combo commonly found in electronic bands behind and takes full control of his kit. Keeping the beat better than any beat machine and filling the gaps with style, Ivan became the perfect addition to Machines.

The band's eclectic sound and progressive music creates a live show that leaves no toes untapped. Crowd favorite "I Get By" promotes "picking it up on the dance floor" and never fails to fill the room with sweat. Frontman, Brian Sylvester will be atop a speaker performing a call-and-response with Cain or pushing his way through the crowd creating dance parties with every step. JJ will get your head bobbing in time with his. Your heartbeat will synchronize with Ivan's pulsating drum beats. Machines Are People Too with leave you with no other choice but to let go and dance.



Upcoming Release - TENNESTHESIA compilation CD

Set List

1- In New York
2- Camera
3- Wide Awake
4- Fresh
5- My Mind
6- You'll Be Mine
7- Light It
8- I Get By