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Introducing... the Licks (ep, 2004)
It was a year ago this Monday (CD, 2005) - Featuring guests from Umphrey's Mcgee and Bumpus


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Having recently released their debut CD “It was a year ago this Monday” the Licks are teasing their way through the midwest. The CD, featuring all-star guests from the current jamband kings - Umphrey’s Mcgee and Chicago’s hottest soul-funk band – Bumpus, is a fresh dose of sweet sounds and fiery passion.

Formed in 2003 with the stars and planets aligned, the Licks have taken Chicago by storm with their raw talent. They’ve set out to fill a niche in the JamBand scene that seemed to be lacking focus and soul. Blake Sereno, stolen from the Chicago theatre scene, brings his charisma and raw, unabated voice to the likes of Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Chris Robinson. Paul Losoff, a classical guitar prodigy turned reggae all-star, fulfills childhood echoes of Jimmy Page, Trey Anastasio and Eric Clapton. Backed by Tim Gavin, and Andy Sviatko, and Joe Van Der Bosch a rhythm section that Paul revitalized from their previous prog-rock days, the Licks bring forth a unique source of high energy, explosive soul rock and roll.