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"The Scheme Occupies World Renowned Quad Recording Studios"

While President Obama was busy signing the National Defense Authorization Act, allowing the military to detain American citizens indefinitely, The Scheme was in the studio, working for you on their fourth independent album. While Mitt Romney was busy firing the people he wants to vote for him, The Scheme was in Quad Studios, recording the hottest new song of the year for those who are fed up with being fed up.
The Scheme’s “Pierce the Corporate Veil” (or “PTCV”) is a bold, blues-rock public
service announcement written by Conor Gleason, the band’s bassist, and a 3L at Cardozo
Law School. “’They say they saw the sun go down; we’re tellin’ you it just went around:’
for me, that hits the very core of the song’s meaning,” says Conor. The tune is an homage
to all the 9-5ers, day laborers, and graveshifters of the world, reminiscent of artists like
Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.
Besides being The Scheme’s first time in a commercial recording studio, this recording
was a watershed moment for the band in a number of ways. Despite the recent departure
of their keyboardist Omar Davis—who now studies landscape architecture at Harvard
University—The Scheme has kept its stride, and is working on additional tunes for their
upcoming album. “When we got the invitation to record at Quad, I was really stoked. A
lot of incredible recordings have been made there. It was a great experience; all the staff
were very professional and friendly,” says Dave Carlucci, the drummer. This was also
Kevin Estwick’s debut as lead engineer/producer. Kevin, the band’s saxophonist, and a
graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, also directed the music video. “PTCV” was
released exclusively on Youtube.com on Thursday, February 9th, and has since received
hundreds of hits.
The Scheme recently performed to an enthusiastic audience and packed house at the
famed Sidewalk Café in New York’s Lower East Side. Further details regarding the
music, the band, and future appearances will be announced on the band’s website, - Good News Planet


"The Scheme Fuse Music Together Better Than Most"

The Scheme is a collection of youthful talent with the soul of musical elders. They combine funk, soul, rock, jazz and alternative music, almost effortlessly, and with such a vast array of sounds, it’s only right that they be categorized under the Fusion Genre. More importantly, the band melodically combines the instrumentation of a live band, with the sultry vocals of Wisconsin’s own, Julia Hunt. The group now calls New York City home and the city has given them a platform to be appreciated globally!

“Downtown Saturday Night,” immediately hits you with a baseline reminiscent of a Funk Legend, George Clinton. As the song builds momentum, you feel like you’re on a fast paced night on the town in New York City, completely oblivious to the origins of this group. Ironically, their video begins with a cruise through the Williamsburg Section of Brooklyn/Manhattan, which shows that this group “Gets It,” as far as creating visuals for their artistry.

“Serenade,” set the mood with a Jazz-like sound, which confused me initially (because the song is classified as Rock by the band). However,
as the song progresses, it begins takes the user on a journey that “No Doubt,” made so popular. The Scheme gives listeners a sample of their diversity with this recording and it should be explored by all because it will be appreciated by mosts.

The Schemes’ song “Crying” offers listeners to a complex mixture of Blues that gives them an offering of true emotion from the group, with Hunt’s vocals leading the way. I was very impressed with this particular song because songs in this genre tend to be overlooked by younger generations. However, this group of 20-something’s make it work. Simply put, this is definitely a song you want to pay attention to.

Overall, The Scheme sounds like a group that can do almost anything they put their minds to. I likened them to the group “No Doubt,” which combined all genres, while featuring a band and lead singer, Gwen Stefani. It remains to be seen as to how they will be received in a fickle music industry (as a commercially viable group). However, with a versatile sound, and incredible range of instruments, and a stunning lead singer The Scheme are definitely have a lot to offer fans of Live Performances, and with the right label, commercial stardom is just a knock away. - www.theIndie.biz


"New Artist: The Scheme"

The Scheme is a collection of youthful individuals, with the soul of their elders. They combine funk, soul,
rock, jazz and alternative music, almost effortlessly. With such a vast array of sounds, it’s only right that they
be categorized as a group within the Fusion Genre. The Scheme combines the instrumentation of a live band,
with the vocals of Wisconsin’s own, Julia Hunt. The other unique quality about this group, is the fact that
only one of them hails from a notable, “Musically Inclined,” State (2 Wisconsin, 2 Connecticut, and 2 from
Ohio), being California. However, as the saying goes, “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at,” New
York City has given The Scheme a platform to be heard globally!

“Downtown Saturday Night,” immediately hits you with a baseline reminiscent of a Funk Legend, George
Clinton. As the song builds momentum, you feel like you’re on a fast paced night on the town in New York
City, completely oblivious to the origins of this group. Ironically, the video begins with a cruise through the
Williamsburg Section of Brooklyn/Manhattan, which shows that this group “Gets It,” as far as creating visuals
for their artistry.

“Serenade,” begins with a very Jazz-like sound, which initially throws off the Rock Categorization. However,
as the record progresses, it begins to give you that sound that the group, “No Doubt,” made so popular.
No Doubt was a group that covered all bases, and genres with their music. As easy as they did a Rock or
Alternative Record, they could with Hip Hop. The Scheme gives you a sample of their diversity with this
record, which is always key when marketing yourself in this business.

“Crying,” a Blues categorized record by The Scheme, gives you an offering of emotion from the group, with
Hunt’s vocals leading the way. I was very impressed with this particular record, as Blues is seemingly a genre
that’s managed to fade the most over time. However, this group of 20-something’s manages to pull it off
seamlessly. Had no one informed you of this group’s age, one would assume they were listening to some
timeless classic, off of a compilation album advertised on TV…You know the one’s with the 800 number that
promotes one album but offers to send 7 if you “Call Now!”

Overall, The Scheme sounds like a group that can do almost anything they put their minds to. I likened
them to the group “No Doubt,” which combined all genres, while featuring a band and lead singer, Gwen
Stefani. It remains to be seen as to how they could make a splash in the music industry, as far as commercial
sound goes. However, this is a group that would excel when it comes to Live Performances, and with their
versatility, I am confident that they can achieve commercial success with the right opportunity. - www.theIndie.biz


Discography

*What Always Happens, EP (© 2011 The Scheme Inc.)
*Stereotype, LP (© 2010 The Scheme Inc.)
*Drop Statement, EP (© 2009 The Scheme Inc.)

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Bio

Born in the South Bronx, The Scheme came together out of a desire for harmony in a city of disconnected melodies.

Core members Conor Gleason (bass/guitar), Abraham Weiss (bass/guitar), Kevin Estwick (saxophone) and William Snowden (cello) met while working as public defenders in the Mott Haven district of the Bronx, and began composing in the evenings after visits to Riker's Island and the criminal court house.

The music that emerged was as powerful as it was truthful, a reflection of the band's ability to find meaning in suffering, and connect with audiences on a human level. Once singer Julia Hunt and drummer David Carlucci joined the band, The Scheme took up its work of collective creation in earnest.

2 EPs and 1 full length album later, The Scheme continues to perform regularly throughout New York City and the tri-state area, everywhere from bars and clubs to galas and weddings. This music speaks of oneness and the importance of self-expression. It reminds us that if we want to sing, we need to learn to listen.

Visit www.schemeband.com for more information. Thank you and see you soon!