The Avatars

The Avatars

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The Avatars set out to seduce audiences with their infectious, primitive brand of rock-n-roll -- simple poppy concoctions with ample catchy beats create a bubblegum-bop mix that's been described as a fresh "Motown-meets-Ramones" sound.

Biography

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Avatars formed in May of 2003 armed with a carefully crafted line-up that included members of some of the most-buzzed about bands in the area. With the right mix of a who's who of local musicians, The Avatars have been winning audiences with their infectious, primitive brand of rock-n-roll.

In short, The Avatars play simple poppy concoctions with ample catchy beats -- creating a bubblegum bop mix that's been described as reminiscent of a fresh Motown- Ramones sound. Their simple, straight-up contagious tunes proved to be the key to win audiences in Detroit and beyond by storm, leaving crowds asking for more hip-shaking action wherever they perform.

Working through a set of originals ranging from hard-edged to sultry, the sometimes raw, sometimes nuanced force of lead singer Mariah Cherem's intense bluesy voice is supported by the solid dynamic interplay of guitarist Chris Taylor's manic, raucous mid-air soloing accentuated by Charlie Lorenzi's fine and tight rhythm swagger.

Underneath it all, drummer Claudia Leo and bassist Theresa Kiefer set a rock-solid, footstomping, head-melting rhythmic core. The band's girl-group-meets-Romantics rock formula has allowed them to scoop up some of the most coveted shows in the cutthroat world of Detroit Rock City, playing with some of the most-talked about bands in the rock scene.

The Avatars know how to have fun, how to vamp it up, and how to give the tambourine a certain rattlesnake tension, winning them a reputation for being fireballs on stage.

Lyrics

Wait

Written By: Mariah Cherem

Should I get in if the gettin’ is good?
Wait
Too many people sayin’ shouldn’t or should
Well
On my own
What now, what now, what now?
Oh oh oh
What now, what now, what now?

Come along
Too far to go back now
Back for you to see

Should I get in if the gettin’ is good?
Wait
Too many reasons why I shouldn’t or should
Well
On my own
What now, what now, what now?
Oh oh oh
You gotta wait now, wait now

We’ve come along
Too far to go back now
Back for you to see

Should I get in if the gettin’ is good?
Wait
Too many people say I shouldn’t or should
Well
On my own
You gotta wait now, wait now, wait now honey
Oh
You gotta wait now, wait and see
Oh
You gotta wait now, wait now, wait now honey
Oh Oh
You gotta wait now

Discography

"Wait b/w There Was a Time" 7 inch.
Killer Muzika Records!/No Fun Records 2004
http://www.nofunrecords.com

Set List

A typical set is 30-45 minutes of a mix of originals with a few hipshaking covers now and again.