Probably Vampires

Probably Vampires

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Biography

Driven by aggressive and sophisticated levels of musicianship, off-the-cuff dancing, razor-sharp wit, and well-crafted song-writing, they play a refreshingly diverse batch of 60's-influenced power pop, soul, funk, and blues-rock tunes that sound fresh and catchy, but retain the swagger and sway of the barn-burning blues of old. Renowned for their uncanny penchant for becoming absolutely possessed by the sheer power of their bombastic rock and roll, these guys can win over any crowd, anywhere, anytime with their quite-possibly supernatural conjuring of such timeless musical specters as The Zombies, The Animals, James Brown, The Doors, Bill Withers, and The Rolling Stones. Formed in late 2001, the band consists of energetic front-man Matt Ostrowski on lead vocals (age 22), riff-roaring Henry Bianco on electric guitars (21), devil-may-care keyboardist Dan Smart on vocals, organs, and electric pianos (22), mysterious dance-aholic Jon Ozaksut on bass guitar (22), and the hard-hitting Rob Jensen on drumset (21). A barrage of virtuosic drum fills; searing keyboard solos; face-melting guitar riffs; syncopated bass lines; infectious harmonies; and soulful use of multi-percussion, theremins, lap-steel guitars, analog synths, and harmonicas ensures that there’s always something happening that will grab even the most cynical of ears and refuse to let go. Seeing their live show is definitely a must if you want to witness the raw energy, innovative use of audience-participation, and beloved cover songs (everything from Bowie to The Turtles to Johnny Cash) that make Probably Vampires utterly unforgettable.