the half mantis group
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the half mantis group

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First self-titled demo release- 2001
Airplay on: KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine, KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles
Second self-titled demo release- 2003
Music streams and downloads are available at:, from homepage at and at


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The Half Mantis Group started as a trio in 1999 with the drummer George from the LA band Leopold, bassist Mike from Rhelphe, and Guitarist and keyboardist Robert. The trio recorded and released the first demo EP in 2001. The recordings had guest appearances from local punk and jazz musicians such as Nels Cline, Vince Meghroni, Dan Clucas, Tanya Haden, Peter Chan and Lyn Johnston. The group added a full-time keyboard player, Erik, and recorded the music for the second demo EP in 2003. Since then an additional fifth full time player, KC, was appended and the band has been playing around LA since 2004 at such venues as: The Knitting Factory, The Fold and The Scene Bar among others.