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The Concept

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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The Concept is a band of long-time friends who thrive on creating a relatable experience through music. Over the roots-inspired pocket grooves of Fran Gleason (drums) and the landscape of sound created by Paul Magurany (guitar), Josh Fabugais soulfully sings with memory, hardship, and contentment. All of these flavors combine, allowing listeners to contemplate the beauties and problems of living in the 21st Century. 

Hailing from outside Chicago, Illinois, The Concept contains many layers of influences. From classics such as The Beatles and U2, to singer/songwriters such as Jackson Browne and Bob Dylan, to modern rock bands such as Dawes, Guster, and Weathers, The Concept’s influences help build a modern, yet authentic sound. 

The Concept began in 2012 as a jam band between Paul and Fran, but soon blossomed into a pop band when Josh joined in 2013. After an EP release in 2014 (The Concept EP) and a single release in 2015 called “For You” (Which was used by a media website called Girl-ish for promotion), the band departed from their pop sound to a more natural, indie-rock/indie-soul sound.

During January 2017, recording began for a new 5-track EP called 5 Memories. With an expected release of April 2017, 5 Memories is an entirely independent/in-house release. Produced by guitarist Paul Magurany, the EP is departing from The Concept’s former pop sound for a live, natural, and Earthy feel. 

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