Biography The inception of Bandb came about with singer-songwriter Chris Breest's ambition to make a record in late 2003. Anxious to start production of his work, Breest turned to fellow studio engineer and future drummer of Bandb, Matt Binder. The two collaborated and joined forces with various friends and musicians including bassist Brian Rizzardi, keyboard player Peter "Keys" Pisarczyk (George Clinton, Muzik Mafia, Jody Raffoul), and guitar guru Rob Nelson (Aretha Franklin, Mark Farner, R. Kelly) to officially form Bandb in April of 2004. Shortly thereafter Bandb began receiving press and accolades from playing high profile shows at venues including The Palace of Auburn Hills, and the 89x Homeboy radio show. Their fresh sound even landed them a gig halfway across the country at Monroe's Bar in Hollywood, California, for Universal Pictures premiere of the music documentary "Dig". While in Hollywood, the band was offered a record contract on behalf of Universal Music Group, but decided to decline the proposal in order to pursue their self-regulated production approach. Upon setting up shop in an old church they had acquired, the band began tracking what would eventually become their debut album "Bent". Prior to the albums release in 2007, Bandb won numerous awards on GarageBand.com in the Folk/Rock category including Track of the Day, #7 Best Beat of all time, and #10 Best Production of all time. Finally after three years of intensive studio collaboration with producer Jimmy Romeo, who has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, Bandb birthed their first independent album, "Bent" in early December of 2006. The nine song album is an infusion of grass roots Americana with a Brit-pop influence, ranging from high energy beats to acoustic ballads.