Sycamore Grove
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Sycamore Grove


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"Music Monthly Magazine"

"Sycamore grove, just another small tribe of young rockers stuck somewhere between
obscurity and stardom, but keeping the dream alive. These guys have forged a band from high school and neighborhood friends, and have come a long way in a relatively short period of time. We've got John Thornton on lead vocals and guitar, Michael Burke on guitar, Brad
Anderson on drums, and Chris Johann on bass and vocals. Individually, they're all fine rock musicians. Together, they deliver a olid and commercial, alternative rock sound, steeped in sensitive lyrics and soft grooves. The sound of Sycamore Grove is based largely around the talents of John Thornton, who writes all of the songs, sings, and plays the guitar. He has a nice alt/rock voice, and his songs are good but not without room to grow. Lead guitarist, Michael Burke, also shines, filling in the gaps between the singing, and bursting into an expressive solo now and again. The bass and drums do what is needed, namely, keep a strong groove and support the songs. The tunes fall stylistically somewhere between Matchbox Twenty, 311, and maybe The Wallflowers. It's all good, and if you like the softer
side of alternative rock this might be just the thing for you."
- Tobias Hurwitz


"East Coast-based Post-Grunge outfit tenders brooding, hook-laden tunes. More intuitive than most, Sycamore Grove create haunting, delayed-out atmospherics and low impact, yet effective dynamics in their instantly memorable songs." - Kelly Bauman


Carry On Fate - (2000)
Sycamore Grove EP - (2003)



"We want to create music that outlives the band," says Sycamore Grove frontman John Thornton. "This band has always been larger than the moment." "It doesn't matter where were playing or who were playing for, our mission is to melt the room." Sycamore Grove gracefully walks a line between art and commerce. Think Travis or Joe Jackson, this band is on that sort of intelligence level yet remain completely head-bobbable. Combining elements from some of rocks greatest bands (U2, REM, Counting Crows), Sycamore Grove should one day join the ranks of their forfathers.