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Shocking Edison

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"Catchy, clever and compelling music for the masses" - Program Director, WNRQ/105.9 The Rock, Nashville, TN

"G. Michael Keating"

“Led by classically-trained lead vocalist Nicole Herbst, Louis, Jay, and Frank deliver a tour de force performance that is truly original, blatantly unique alt-pop, without being over-the-top…produced by Emmy-nominated Greg Rike of GRP Productions, with legendary Little Feat keyboard man Billy Payne adding his wizardry, the result is refreshingly clever…this simply must be heard…Shocking Edison!" - Program Director, WBCG/The Beach 98.9, Punta Gorda, FL

"Greg Rike"

"This was the most fun group I've worked with for a long time. Take an operatic theatrical vocalist (Nicole Herbst), add rage-induced gritty vocals by an aggresive, funk-influenced bassist (Louis "Juice" Poulin), mix in intelligent, layered acoustic and electric guitar textures (Jay Herbst) and glue it all together with a jazz/rock influenced groove machine (Frank Piazza). When you top it off with extremely interesting lyrics and great vocal performances, you end up with an extremely enjoyable listening experience." - Musician and Producer, GRP Studios

"Billy Payne"

" . . . inventive, challenging and eclectic. Their producer Greg Rike and engineer Wally Walton, made the experience a flawless afternoon of recording. I was knocked out by Nik's vocals. Her personality is wonderful, very theatrical. I had an absolute ball playing music with this band. . . I know those that pick up on this CD will enjoy it." - Legendary keyboard player and producer with Little Feat

"David Jacobs"

"These guys . . .they win the prize for coolest indie band I've ever seen in my flippin' life." - Rock and Roll Jew Show Podcast


"Scientific Curiosity," the debut CD from ProFound Records Recording artist, Shocking Edison, was released in mid-November. Widespread national media attention has created an immediate buzz. Fifteen of the CD's sixteen songs are playing across over 40 radio markets, with the single, "Couldn't Be Better," leading the way. This song, as well as several album cuts, is also climbing Internet streaming station charts. A three-song sampler, in addition to the full CD, is available to media, promoters, and music and program directors. The sampler includes two original songs and one classic remake, and includes a taste of Billy Payne, Little Feat's legendary keyboard player.



*Scientific Curiosity, the new CD, was on the FMQB Top 200 Album Chart for nine weeks! Tracks have been added to radio air playlists in over 45 markets! *

Shocking Edison hails from Fort Myers, Florida, the same town that the Thomas Edison had his winter home and laboratory. Like the inventor, Shocking Edison weaves a variety of influences into innovations that are more than the sum of their parts. The band members approach the music from different aspects of life, and are ever-evolving. Their musical influences range from street punk to opera, from ska to Zappa, from Rush to Phish, and from Little Feat to, crazily enough, musical theater.
This is not one of a thousand other bands. Shocking Edison features solid rhythms, thoughtful lyrics, melodic harmonies and fullfilling hooks. A distinctive dichotomy between the female and male vocals highlights the fun and theatrical nature of the group. The live show is unique, entertaining, and above all, fun. If you like Cake, Live, Eve-6, Dude of Life, Alanis Morisette, or ever wanted to know what would happen if Train met the B-52's, then Shocking Edison’s debut CD, Scientific Curiosity, is the release you’ve been waiting for.
The band has a strong regional following, and has been enjoying immediate radio airplay of their single, “Couldn’t Be Better.” The full CD is wall-to-wall and stands up to repeated spins, rewarding the listener with layers of textures and feelings. This is melodic yet edgy music for thinkers, and hearing it will make you feel good. We can all use a little of that.