The Transcenders
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The Transcenders

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Dallas Band of the Week

January 3 - 8 2005 - Editor

"I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Transcenders are great!" - Artist Sony/Lucky Dog Records

“Energetic, inspired and uplifting, you want to jump up and down holding your fists in the air
triumphantly … If you’re looking for an indie rock band that has its priorities well in check,
these are the guys and they know what really matters.” - Marisa Mesa, Austin Daze (Issue #55)

"They're just nonstop. They get up there and put everything they have into it. They pull in the
people every week. I love the Transcenders. They just jam." - Shannon McKinnon, owner The Home Bar, Dallas, TX

"The Transcenders are...simply put...freakin' greatness. You must check 'em out"
- Cindy Chaffin

"Check out this hot new local band playing in Deep Ellum. Spawned from the Widespread tradition of rock, this group will give you a show to enjoy. " - Editor

"The Transcenders are a very talented band. I really enjoyed watching their set at Club Dada."
Mike Rhyner, host of The Hardline - The Hardline Show


RECOMMENDED (04/28/06 @ Paggi House)
Nineteen bands over two days: That�s how the first ATX Fest has the potential to stand apart in a town that�s now officially clogged with weekend music festivals. With Texas acts ranging from the sly jazz of Ephraim Owens to the high lonesome Grassy Knoll Boys to the bluesy jams of the Transcenders and rare appearances from rootsy San Francisco quartet Tea Leaf Green and Vermont�s top new jam band, RAQ, it�s likely to satisfy almost everyone�s tastes and open ears to some new sounds as well. - Jim Caligiuri - Austin Chronicle


What It Is - Released April 16, 2005

1. The Believer
2. Widespread
3. Paranoid Cinema
4. A. C.
5. Cornbread
6. Wonder Why
7. A Dark Ride
8. The Truck Along Song
9. Like A Ghost
10. Quarter Life Crisis
11. The Song of Three Titles


Feeling a bit camera shy


Joining forces in Dallas, Texas in 2002 Ryan Parvis, Travis Behl and Brian Hughes formed The Transcenders, focusing on writing songs whose heartfelt messages inspire creativity, positive-thinking and spirituality. Yearning to find cohesion and fluidity of lyric and music, The Transcenders added Lionel “Bud� Lucchesi and Brian Girard to the mix infusing rock, blues, funk, country and jazz along with stylized, improvisational solos and duel jams that showcase the talents and variety of musical influences of each member.

The Transcenders energy and musical prowess continues to capture new listeners, thus adding to and enriching an already solid and loyal fan base. In the spring of 2005, The Transcenders released their debut original album, "What It Is", at the legendary Poor David's Pub to a packed house. Gaining local acclaim and recognition, the band positioned itself to play in Austin at the legendary Antone's, Jovitas and the Flamingo Cantina; in Dallas at the Granada Theater and the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas; and around the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

As they have been honored to share the stage with The Radiators, Olospo, Tea Leaf Green, Moses Guest, Salim Nourallah, Larry, Macon Grayson, Chris Holt, Sara Hickman, Dan Walker and Jayson Bales and the Revival, the Transcenders continue to grow and have emerged as a band with a soul, a voice and a musical style all their own.