Weird Turn Prose
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“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” Hunter S. Thompson once wrote. In the summer of 2006, four young men decided that the world had grown so weird, it was time for them to unite forces and make some music in a sweaty un-air-conditioned attic with the help of some cheap, ice cold beer.
Weird Turn Prose is Sean Thomas (Bass Master) from Tacoma, WA, Jeremy Friesen (Damaging Drums and Menacing Mandolin) from Denver, CO, Gene Davis (Raging Rhythm Guitar and Vocals) from Dallas, TX, and Chris Couch (God of Lead Guitar and Vocals) from St. Helens, OR.
A common chord between three of the members is that they were raised in religious families and rebelled growing up through music. Davis' father went to seminary and his grandfather was a Methodist preacher who traveled to different small Texas towns, Couch was brought up Mormon and Frieson's father is a Southern Baptist preacher. They all reached out to the world through music and feel very lucky to have found each other and to be able to make music together.
Weird Turn Prose draws from many influences to create a unique sound that they call "Pop-a-billy Rock." Songwriter and lead singer Davis was personally influenced by growing up in a family that had its' roots in small Texas towns and then moved to Dallas. The paradox of drunken country hootenannies and every-day suburbia left a big impression on Davis and the music of Weird Turn Prose.
Their musical influences include Johnny Cash, Daniel Johnson, My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Beatles, The Old 97s, The Dandy Warhols, The Eels and Ween. They have been establishing themselves in the Boulder/Denver music scene by playing at such venues as Benders Tavern, Hermans Hideaway, Quixotes, Glenn Miller Ballroom and Club 156 with bands such as Ten Cent Redemption, the Nancy Drews, the Tanukis, the Hollyfields and Von Skinny. At just about every venue they have played so far they have been told how by the staff how happy they were with the turnout and performance. They pooled their money from those gigs and recorded their demo, "No Place to Go," at Uneven Studios in Denver CO.
"You've got to check these guys out," said Aaron Davis from the band Chairlift. "From their sincere songs to entertaining and rocking live shows, these guys are the real deal."