The Great Physician (TGP), formed in 2005, features Andrew Gates' vibrant male vocals, Yale Nelson's keyboards, and Jess Crary's violin. The Matts Giles and Reinhart comprise the rhythm section while Jeff Carlson's songwriting, guitar and vocals round out this Minneapolis-based sextet. TGP creates an indie pop sound blending catchy hooks with accessible lyrics, entertaining twin cities audiences with songs reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie and Belle and Sebastian. The band received top honors in the 2007 Cities 97 Basilica Block Party Battle of the Bands and performed with The Cat Empire and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. With an intriguing, intelligent debut album 'Overture' and satiating live performances, the group's loyal fan-base brings energy to every performance, keeping The Great Physician at the forefront of the vibrant twin cities music scene. Contact TGP at myspace.com/thegreatphysician or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.