The Form
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The Form

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Band Rock Classic Rock


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"The Form making Sheboygan appearances at Paradigm Sept. 6 and"

The Milwaukee-based band The Form's next Sheboygan shows will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Paradigm Coffee House and then on Oct. 18
at The Green Room. For more than nine years, The Form has been playing an original blend of rock 'n' roll.
"We've been playing Sheboygan on and off for years," says drummer Ryan Thiel. "In fact, I've lived here for over 11 years. But more recently,
it seems that the people in the area are looking for something new to listen to. I think this can be attributed to an up-crop of young bands playing
their own stuff and venues that support it."
Keyboardist Paul Chier added, "We've had some really great shows in Sheboygan, and new people are always coming up to us afterwards asking
when we'll be in town next — even little kids."
The Form wrote and produced its first album "Small town" in 2006, recorded at Madison's Smart Studios, owned by local legend Butch Vig,
who produced acts such as Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins in the early '90s. Their song list also includes covers from artists such as
The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen and The Doors.
"We get a lot of our inspiration from the bands we cover," said guitarist Ryan Elliott. "Because we don't do this for a living, we don't play out very often;
so we like to perform the stuff we've written whenever possible. It's great to see more and more places giving us the opportunity to do so."
- Sheboygan Press


Full length CD "Small Town" 2006

Mixed by Brandon Mason(David Bowie, The Secret Machines, Joan Baez, Heather Nova...) @ Smart Studios in Madison WI

Mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Willie Nelson, The White Stripes, Phish, Ryan Adams..) @ Avatar Studios in NY City

4 Tracks have been played on WTMJ AM 620 sports radio into music for "Drivetime Sports Radio Show" w/ Bill Michaels

88.9 in Milwaukee is playing our Smalltown CD. We also did a live in studio performance on 4-10-09

3 Song Demo "The Form" 2003
Mixed In Milwaukee WI



“The Form” Bio

The present lineup of “The Form” was established in 2000, with a mission to add another original category to the genre of rock music we like to call “Eclectic Soul Rock and Roll”. Members Ryan Elliott (Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars), James McMahon (Lead Vocals, Percussion, and Harmonica), and Ryan Thiel (Drums and Percussion) have been playing together in various other incarnations of this band for over 14 years. Brian McBryde (Bass and Vocals) has been a member for over 9 years while their newest member Paul Chier (Piano, Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Synths, Vocals) has been with the band for over six years.

“The Form” injects the classic rock sound of the late 60's into a new wave progressive body. Their live-sounding style employs elements such as four-part harmonies, smooth dynamics, lyrical significance, song diversity, and harmonious musicianship. Each song generates its own feeling and is not created to fit within a fixed length of time or a musical category; allowing The Form to cross beyond rock's boundaries and into Funk, Country, Folk, Pop, Anthem, Reggae, Jazz and more. The main goal in writing is to create songs that are distinctly different from the last; a philosophy that earned them the 2002 Milwaukee Original Music Battle of the Bands title.

In September 2006, after two years of hard work, “The Form” released their first full-length album “Smalltown” which was recorded at Smart Studios (Garbage, Nirvana, Beck, Everclear, etc) in Madison Wisconsin. The band set out to capture the raw sounds of the past using all the “old school” techniques and equipment and melded them with today’s modern technology. This was achieved by their Engineer Brandon Mason (David Bowie, The Secret Machines, Joan Baez, Heather Nova, etc), and Mastering Engineer Fred Kevorkian (Willie Nelson, The White Stripes, Phish, Ryan Adams, etc). The album has a wide variety of songs that should appeal to many different listeners.