The Grande Machine
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The Grande Machine

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"Glam Without The Eyeliner"

Looks are important for glam rockers. Listening to The Grande Machine's nosebleed-level maximum energy glam slam, you might expect them to look like an explosion in a leopard-print fabric factory that has been doused with mascara. Amazingly, the pictures make them look like four guys from your IT department playing at a wedding, which is, in a way much more intriguing than if they looked like they'd just come straight from Motley Cure school. A lot of the initial reviews have little variatio on "...Slade meet the New York Dolls..." and we're going to go with the flow here and sing along with that particular chorus. Songs like "Wild in the Street" and "All the Love" are timeless glam nuggets that would have done The Stooges in '73, The Dictators in '77, The Wildhearts in '91, or the Hellacopters yesterday proud. One listen to this and you know that one day this band will play the best gig you wil ever see. - Classic Rock Magazine


The Grande Machine (Self-titled) - Zero Budget Records



The Grande Machine formed in January 2008 – Long-time collaborators Matt Champion and Robbie Dee had the intention of putting together a band that shuns modern convention and gets back to the basics of good old rock'n'roll: visceral, energetic, primal, and loud. Dee called on his old friend and fellow veteran of "the scene", Pete Rex to play drums. The foundation was set.

While the new band was rehearsing, Mash Ando--who was singing with an act down the hall--was drawn to the tunes eminating from their studio. Champion, thinking Mr. Ando was there to audition, asked Mash if he knew the words to "Search and Destroy," by Iggy and the Stooges. He stuck around to sing it and ended up staying, adding the right voice along with the perfect complimentary guitar styling to counter Pott's frenetic energy. The final cog was in place and The Grande machine was born.

The Grande Machine plays high-energy rock and may best be described as The MC5 meet Slade or the New York Dolls mixed with a bit of Urge Overkill.