Violet Mary
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"I'm in the middle of 5 different things and I hear this guitar riff and say "what the F*** is that? You guys should just play your own stuff! It's fantastic!" - Jim Gondoli (Owner, The Fairport Landing) - The Fairport Landing - Fairport NY


“Violet Mary mixes swampy, slide guitar-driven tunes with other songs influenced by Radiohead and early Rush. ...mature and lyrically dense” - Gannett Newspapers


“Muscular, dynamic, cathartic. [Violet Mary’s] songs convey a yearning and a sense of infinite possibilities open for the seizing. Sets build in intensity and power towards catharsis." - Messenger-Post Newspapers


"The band is open about the impact of its influences, though its talent and cohesiveness captures and blends those influences to the point of ownership. Violet Mary is hard to pinpoint yet impossible to ignore. Violet Mary sounds like Violet Mary, period. " - City Magazine, Rochester NY


Discography

2008 - Marionette (Singles: Black Stones, Johnny Beats Me Every Time)

2010 - The End Times Puppet Show

2010 - After The Plunge (Singles: Canada: Take Off, Eh!, Whiskey Drinking Woman, Off The Wall)

2012 - Live OnStage DVD & CD

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Violet Mary formed in 2007 with one purpose: to rock with profundity. Steeped in british blues, 70's rock, Motown and modern pop, the members of Violet Mary careen their creative visions into a collision of sound and substance; a technicolor display of pure musical passion and sonic intensity. The byproduct of such controlled chaos is nothing short of breathtaking, each line weaving among the other... each rhythm extending the depth of the pocket.

In 2008, Violet Mary released their first record entitled Marionette. The album was received critical acclaim both in print and on-air, and is featured in rotation on WBER, WBZE, WZNE and SoreThumbRadio.com. Violet Mary released their sophomore album, After The Plunge in the fall of 2010. The 11 track record captures the band refining their arrangements and exploring the recording studio to create a spacious, thoughtful and grand soundscape. The band continues to proudly tip its hat to Led Zeppelin on After The Plunge, and expands upon it, adding elements of progressive rock in “Leviathan”, power-pop in “Canada”, Queen-esque vocals on “Long Dark Night” and even a dash of dixieland on “Sweet Tea”.

In 2011, Violet Mary again made a huge noise in the region. The band headlined the Utica Music Festival and joined numerous national acts on stages at The Fairport Music Festival, Party In The Park 2011, and Nola's Outdoor Stage. Violet Mary was selected from over 130 regional entries to be part of WXXI's OnStage, airing on Feb. 26, 2012.

The band has returned to Belly Of The Whale Studios to produce their third record. The ambitious and yet-untitled release, along with a live DVD, are slated for release in late 2012.