The Fractals

The Fractals

Guess what happens when a quartet of three martini lunches staggers toward a ragged copy of “Respect For Acting,” stumbling over bell-bottoms into plasticine porters, hissing like 8-Tracks, knocking over emo kids with Flying Vees...The Fractals,that’s what happens, and they have been happening for ten years. Tearing it up mercilessly in a cyclonic maelstrom of Steely-cum-Stevie-cum-Angus, with outer rings of Zeppelin and Trane, the whirling dervish that is The Fractals is not to be ignored.

Kevin Hanson, lead singer and songwriter, has performed and recorded with the likes of Usher, Jay-Z, The Roots, Musiq Soulchild, and countless others. He appears in the acclaimed films "Fade To Black" as a band member for Jay-Z's "farewell concert) and Dave Chappelle's "Block Party" as a member of the house band. His distinctive songwriting is what has drawn so many to both Huffamoose and his current band. His compositions and masterful guitar playing are the spinal cord of The Fractals.

Jim Stager, bassist, has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists, ranging from Rosemary Clooney (!) to the legendary punk band "X". His mastery of rock and jazz merge in a style that has earned him a place in the pantheon of Philadelphia's notable session greats.

Erik Johnson, drummer, has performed or recorded with countless artists in myriad styles. His credits include: Ben Schachter's Trio of Many, George Garzone, Tim Hagans, Jack Walrath, Gary Bartz, John Swana, Jef Lee Johnson, Ralph Bowen, Larry McKenna, Jim Ridl, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Kurt Elling, Gerald Veasley, Lelia Broussard, Liz Longley. In addition to his legendary status as a jazz virtuoso, his drumming has served as as the heartbeat for a striking range of Philadelphia's singer-songwriter community. His fiercely original expressiveness on drums and soaring background vocals have become vital to The Fractals' sound.

Mike Frank, the newest member of The Fractals, is well known as a true musical savant who never sacrifices musicality for virtuosity, although he has technique and musical mastery in spades. He has been performing with master singer and songwriter Jim Boggia for over twenty years (at times along with the other Fractals, long before joining the band) and has more recently recorded and performed with The Disco Biscuits among numerous other acts.

The Fractals have recently completed their first full-length offering, "Heavy Rotation" and are currently performing in the Philly area in support of their new release. Their live performances are not to be missed, and their shows have gained notoriety among local musicians and fans alike as remarkable musical events.

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