w/ The Bumping Jones
Saturday, October 5, 2013
The McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members’ disparate and eclectic musical influences. The band currently includes Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly.
These college students from Connecticut embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics & music, as well as expounding on one another’s musical ideas. Set list segues and fiery improvisations are a staple of the band’s performances, keeping their audience always guessing what’s coming next and wanting more!
In the short time McLovins have been performing together, they have been invited to appear at an impressive number of well-established, as well as many new music festivals, and some of the most well respected venues in the North East. These guys are constantly writing & playing music, to continue to build on their own foundation, towards a long career of Original Rock Music to their growing fan base, of all ages.
The Bumping Jones
The basements of Burlington, VT have spawned many things. In early 2011 one such basement gave birth to The Bumping Jones. After playing many college parties and quickly branching out to local music venues such as Nectar’s, Manhattan Pizza, Red Square, Higher Ground, Two Brothers Tavern, and Antidote, the name spread and people quickly began Jonesin’ for more. Playing a wide variety of music seeped in rock, soul, funk, and surf styles, the Bumping Jones concocted their own blend of interesting music. With the addition of a horns section the band solidified their line up and have been relentlessly writing and gigging around Vermont to packed venues. The Bumping Jones focus heavily on song writing to form their foundation and unique sound, but don’t be fooled. This band can improvise and make each song a unique experience. The Joneses have gone on to share the stage with many of the nations top touring acts including Badfish, Spiritual Rez, Twiddle, Lucid, TAUK, Sophistafunk, The Funk Ark, Kingsley Flood, Mission South, and Midnight Snack.