Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Established on Jan, 2020
Band Alternative Progressive




"Instaband’s Spectacular 10th Anniversary Final"

I had the chance to sit down with Psychofuzz after their performance, and they told me that they felt confident coming into the evening, despite the fact that they had only performed together three times previously. All three said that working together as a group had helped them overcome any stage fright they might have had. In fact, singer/guitarist Ty Jacobs said that the thing that made him the most nervous was that the four artists who performed before them were so talented.

The group met at Cleveland’s School of Rock after being in previous bands before, and all agreed that either Rush’s Permanent Waves or Physical Graffiti from Led Zeppelin was their desert island album. Both are wonderfully refreshing choices for humans born more than two decades after their release, and the progressive influences were definitely heard in their performance. Not that there’s a right or wrong answer to that question – personally I might take Matchbox Twenty’s Mad Season, but that’s a discussion for another day.

The group was looking forward to recording with Groove U’s Elementary Records imprint and conveyed that they had several unreleased songs that they were excited to bring to studio. They were also hoping that their parents would let them stay home from school on Friday… I haven’t had the chance to follow up to see if they were granted such a rock-star privilege, but I’m sure after the long trip back down 71 they would be afforded some sort of grace.

As winners of the 2022 edition, Psychofuzz will now receive a 1 year contract with Elementary Records, which includes recording and production of an EP, a music video and promotions. I’ll be excited to see what direction their sound takes and will certainly be following each of the finalists from this year. If I were you, I would certainly keep an eye on future Groove U projects, as they seem to have their finger on the pulse of fresh young musical talent in Ohio.

by: Jesse “The Jester” Clendenin (Managing Editor) - Music In Motion


EP - Five (2021)

  1. Wither Away
  2. The Best Times on Earth
  3. Fuzz
  4. The Radio Show
  5. Redemption
EP - DarkGarden (2022)
  1. Not Gonna Miss You
  2. Stitious
  3. Branches
  4. Nightshade
  5. The Rat



PsychoFuzz started as an idea between songwriter/musicians,  Ethan Ventresca (drums) and Ty Jacobs (guitar/vocals), while enduring the pandemic lockdowns/remote schooling. With multiple aligned music interests, Ethan and Ty sought out a third player to complete the band’s sound.

Owen Forsyth (guitar/bass) joined and PsychoFuzz was born. PsychoFuzz was created to be an original psychedelic progressive-rock trio, reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Genesis, Rush, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, and more modern bands like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Black Keys, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, The Dear Hunter and Wolf Van Halen’s- Mammoth, blending multiple eras and genres in an attempt at a new psychedelic fusion.

Band Members