The Hairbrain Scheme
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The Hairbrain Scheme

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Aug
21
The Hairbrain Scheme @ The Roxy

Hollywood, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

Jul
28
The Hairbrain Scheme @ Club Fred

Fresno, California, USA

Fresno, California, USA

Jul
08
The Hairbrain Scheme @ The Roxy

Hollywood, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

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Press


"If you haven’t heard this band yet, I insist that you go to their website www.thehairbrain.com. They are one of the only truly invigorating bands in our local music scene, a regional delicacy for sure."

- Rebecca Riley - UCSB Daily Nexus


Budding impresarios who are lighting fires under the music scene with their raucous, edgy Zappa-esque punk. - KCSB (College Radio)


"In an age where every unknown band thinks it’s pushing the boundaries of music, the Hairbrain Scheme offers a truly unique auditory experience that defies immediate categorization. Described by some listeners as disco punk, the band’s sound draws on a wide variety of genres, incorporating elements of jazz, hardcore, punk, new wave, indie rock, pop and electronica." - UCSB Daily Nexus- Artsweek Feb. 2006


"HS is fast-emerging as a creatively crazy, costume-wearing, genre-dissolving antidote to typical radio rock. Their six-song debut album ranges from heavy, guitar-thrusting fast jams and humorous, melodically key-laden, scream-enhanced odes, to uppity soon-to-be-pop hits and near-ballads." - Santa Barbara Independent


"The band's catchy lyrics and beats make this a hard concert to miss. Their stage presence is electric, and the eye catching energy of the band makes the show. The band is one of a kind, exploring all angles and genres in music and using them in their songs effectively. Parson's vocals are a perfect match for this diverse group of musicians."
- Missy Hoffner - Student Voice (Ventura County)


" Adjectives like weird, eclectic, and bizarre just don't do it justice; you've just got to see it to believe it... Its sound defies easy categorization, sometimes coming across like children's music on uppers, and sometimes like a strange bastardization of punk..."

-Drew Atkins
- Santa Barbara Independent


Discography

You're A Nation EP
Songs for No One demo

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Bio

The Hairbrain Scheme is not merely a band. It’s a
demented, twisted, and addictive musical monstrosity. Since taking up arms in late 2004, the Santa Barbara-based quartet of Grant Parsons (vocals), Chris Nava (keyboard), Nate Harris (bass), and Bobby Halvorson (drums) has dazzled audiences across California with its infectious sound and electric
stage presence.

In an age where nearly every band claims to be pushing the boundaries of music, The Hairbrain Scheme offers a truly unique auditory experience that defies immediate categorization. Drawing comparisons to well-known acts like Devo, Frank Zappa, and Queen, the band’s music incorporates elements of jazz, hardcore, punk, new wave, indie rock, pop, electronica, and oldies. The end result is a fresh sound that’s conventional enough to keep heads bobbing, while simultaneously being bizarre enough to keep people scratching their heads.

This flavorful brand of music has quickly propelled The Hairbrain Scheme to the very forefront of the Santa Barbara music scene. In 2005, the band vanquished more than twenty other groups on their way to a decisive victory in the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Battle of the Bands. The band also made headlines by opening for such big-time acts as The Walkmen, Busta Rhymes, RJD2, 31 Knots, and Damien Marley.

It’s impossible to say precisely what’s next for The
Hairbrain Scheme, but one gets the feeling that this
fabulous foursome is on the cusp of something
tremendous. Stay tuned and see for yourself.
-Nick Pasto (UCSB Daily Nexus)