Don't expect a generic 'The' band following the current trend of re-hashed Cure and Clash wannabes. But also don't expect a big hair band. Think riff-driven, straight ahead hook-heavy rock songs that are undeniable from start to finish with zero pretention. Guitarist Joe Brannan, encouraged by his radio play success with the Cleveland-based band, American Rockstar, sought to form his own band in the Big Apple. Through a torturous audition process that lasted over a full year, he assembled the band piece by piece, first enlisting drummer Don Donneruno and bassist Frank Ruso to cement the rhythm section, and later lead singer Marc Andrew to complete the lineup. The result is a solid lineup of class-A musicians who have been through the system. Andrew's showmanship guides the audience through an intense live performance, while the collective stage experience of hundreds of prior shows is quickly apparent in the band's professional presentation. See for yourself.