The Heavy Pets, Long Miles
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
The Heavy Pets
Jeff Lloyd: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mike Garulli: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jim Wuest: Keyboard, Vocals
Jamie Newitt: Drums
Justin Carney: Bass, Vocals
The Heavy Pets are an American Rock & Roll Band. Once called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Dan Sweeny of Relix magazine, the Pets are known for catchy tunes and powerhouse performances spiked with hot electric licks and multi-climactic instrumental solos.
In 2007, the group became an instant Sirius radio sensation with the release of their acclaimed double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” The popularity of these tunes catapulted the Pets to major festivals nationwide, from High Sierra Festival to Bonnaroo, from Gathering of the Vibes to Langerado.
With five skilled musicians who are also composers and lyricists, The Heavy Pets have amassed a deep catalog of original music that critics call, “full blown musical salvation”; “elegant songwriting with blazing chops, thought-provoking lyrics and a heavy, danceable backbeat”; “funk-reggae rock hybrid that’s laid back and sexy”; and “funky, loose-limbed rock and soul.”
They were first embraced in the jam scene for their raw talent and tenacious commitment to making great music. But like their unmistakable sound, The Heavy Pets themselves have transcended boundaries, crossing a bridge few bands survive intact – into the still-respected periphery of pop music through upbeat, danceable, homegrown, skillfully executed tunes, and passionate live shows that keep crowds lining up for more.
Learn more about The Heavy Pets visit their site at www.theheavypets.com
From the suburbs of Philadelphia, with sounds infecting the East Coast and beyond, Long Miles brings you melodies from a light heart. The band likes to shine in their own way, bringing good vibes to people wherever they take the stage. With heroes like Phish, Umphrey’s McGee, Steel Pulse, and G. Love & Special Sauce, Long Miles strives to feed the need for the groovy, bouncy, feel-good tunes that make these groups so well known.
Long Miles has come a long way since their self-produced LP, 405 Productions, recorded in their freshman college dorm room in Charleston in 2009. They recorded A Philadelphonic EP with Chris DiBeneditto (G. Love & Special Sauce, Slightly Stoopid, the Movement) at Philadelphonic Studios in Philadelphia, with a November 2010 release. This March they released their latest album, Shades, recorded with Rick Beato (Trey Anastasio, NeedToBreathe, The Movement) at Black Dog Sound Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Long Miles takes a major sonic leap forward with Shades. The album showcases their exploration of new reggae-tinged textures and jam band-influenced song arrangements, while continuing to define their signature blend of inventive lyrics and tight, dance-inducing rhythms. With tunes on the radio and consistent crowds at live shows, their potential to be a major influence on the scene can be found at every listen, and Long Miles is ready for the world
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
4 years, 300+ shows, and three award-winning albums to his credit, New Jersey-based 20 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford and his band, “The Reason Why” arrives at the release of their 4th album, “Live at The Saint” with a distinctive, polished musical style of their own.
“Our goal as a band” Quincy explains, “is to create the best possible live show, so that people walk away feeling excited and liberated. Whether we are combining rock, folk, funk, reggae, or soul influences, I want the whole thing to make sense as one recognizable style. As a band, we are really excited where we are musically right now, but we also feel that our musical journey has not even begun yet. We decided to do this live album and DVD not only to challenge ourselves and document this point and time in our career, but to give back to fans who have come out and supported us over the past few years. We are stoked about getting this live album out, and we can’t wait for people to hear it!”
“Live at The Saint” features Quincy Mumford classics from his three previous studio albums: Speak, South Edgemere and the debut self-titled release Quincy Mumford. “Sounds Like Music,” an anthemic reggae infused rocker is overpower by the audience as they chant the refrain, “Feel Good Music” is a whirling slide guitar jam that builds the show to a climatic max and “Sunshine” the lead single from Speak (charted on the Top 100 of the FMQB Charts), takes the audience on a psychedelic drive to a hook filled chorus. This live album and DVD showcases the band and their ability to capture an audience of all ages with their cool, collective, and unique sound. “Live at the Saint” also features previously unreleased tracks such as, “Madeline”, a devotional love song in which the band keeps it simple but never fails to lose the groove, and “Free From It All”, a coming of age story; the song builds from just Quincy’s guitar to an exploding musical ending with a ripping guitar solo.
The Live at The Saint DVD includes footage from the concert shot on multiple cameras, interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring Quincy and the band members musical getaway and adventures in the mountains of Vermont. The film was directed, edited, and filmed by Quincy’s award winning brother, Kyle Mumford and his Lifted Pictures’ film crew. Kyle Mumford graduated from School Of Visual Arts in NYC with two feature films under his belt, in which his latest film, “His Naked Mind” won best editor, director, and cinematography at the SVA Dusty Film Festival. Kyle has also produced each of Quincy’s music videos including: Sunshine, Dock on a Bay, Bring ‘Em Home, My Town, and Lifted. Some of these videos have been featured on MtvU and Mtv Canada.
In addition to his evolution in the studio, Quincy and his live band, The Reason Why, are excited to maintain their tireless performance schedule, which has found them sharing the stage with Ryan Montbleau Band, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. The band is looking to continue building this live momentum, whether they’re returning to The Gathering of the Vibes or Musikfest, supporting a band on a national tour, letting loose at hometown gigs, or volunteering their time for The Surfrider Foundation, and/or other environmental causes that Quincy and the band hold close to their collective hearts.
Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy’s music possesses the same “feel good” attitude that the young man himself does. When all is said and done, a focused, inspired Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why is a band to watch in 2012.
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