Drawing from influences ranging from Sigur Ros to Radiohead, Flurish banded together with a mission to create intense, beautiful rock and roll. In the past three years, their craft has matured as they envelope sounds from alt. Country to indie-electronic pop, but their goals have remained the same: to make achingly beautiful, personal music that deeply affects the listener. Throughout their existence as a band, Flurish has ignored the restrictions and stereotypes that plague college bands. They are talented and confident enough to challenge the listener, demanding attention from any music fan that is willing to step past narrow confines of radio-rock and experience beauty outside the lines. Starting in the summer of 2000 with Ryan Joyce (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Piano) Daniel Saxton (Keyboards, Electronics) and KC Kisinger (Drums) Flurish started working on a collection of songs. Now...2 demos, 2 EPs and more than 50 shows later, their third EP entitled Belle Reve is scheduled to release this autumn. Since the creation of the band, there has been a constant feel of urgency: A feeling that the songs and the music contain emotions and experiences that cannot be kept secret. Flurish has always been very certain about their goals: To create music that would be very close to their own experience and emotion. All their releases, thus far, have strongly reflected this deep ambition. Their sound ranges from pounding guitars to string sections sweetly whispering stretching all the way to well fashioned electronic pop tunes. If one thing is true about Flurish, it's that they refuse to let their fans out of their strong musical grip. Flurish has recorded 2 EPs so far and is nearly ready to release their third recording and first full length album. Belle Reve was recorded during the summer of 2003 at several locations around the United States. The prestigious Ironwood Studios and Studio Sonorous in Seattle, Washington, the bands rehearsal room and at a friends house in Southern Tennessee. The album is being completed by the well known mastering engineer, Troy Glessner who is contracted with Sony, EMI and many others. Belle Reve contains songs with lyrics very dear to the heart of the writer and front man, Ryan Joyce. During the droning lullaby in the song In Tribute, the lyrics whisper the words 'You drowned my love in the pool of your youth / You drowned my love when you were searching for truth / Leave me alone,' in reference to a past love whom he was finally severing ties with after 3 years. Though, at times, Flurish may hint towards a heavy heart, they quickly take a turn into a lighter side, revealing their love for pop sensibility and rock and roll. Crowd and fan response has been nothing but positive over the years as they have gained favor in the southern Tennessee regions and played in cities like Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, Lexington and various cities throughout the west coast. By mixing beautiful songs with creative recordings we can only agree. Flurish is a truly unique band with a very promising future ahead of them.