JEFFtheband is an Atlanta based rock trio powered by Grammy Award winner Robert Hannon (bass, vocals), Marcelo de Sautu (guitar, lead vocals), and Matt Urbanek (drums, vocals). Combining melodic vocals, a punchy rhythm section, and crunchy guitars, JEFFtheband brings a powerful sound and show to the stage. Drawing on influences from Black Sabbath, Rush and Kiss to The Cure, Alice In Chains and STP, JEFFtheband has crafted catchy songs and a memorable live experience. Matt and Marcelo moved to Atlanta from Texas in 2000. Under the name Blind Spot, they played venues like CJ's Landing, Dark Horse and Smith's Olde Bar. After a two year hiatus and joining with local engineer/producer Robert, they have returned as JEFFtheband. The name is a tribute to Marcelo's late but great dog that had been with the band since it's beginnings in Austin, Texas.