Howlin' Bends

Formed in 2000, Howlin' Bends has 13 years of experience as a unit. Alex, Andrew, Daniel, and M.J. met each other in elementary school and decided to form a band in their freshman year of high school. After winning their high school talent show, the guys realized that they wanted to get serious about their music. These four have been growing together as musicians ever since. A 2007 stint in Nashville, TN, solidified their live sound and infused their tunes with a level of southern, blues rock, that they had not previously incorporated. Since 2010, the band has returned to Northern VA where they have rocked the DC-area music scene, expanded their songwriting, and just recently recorded a 3 song EP at Blue Room Studios in Bethesda, MD.

The band uses songwriting, recording, and live performance as an escape from the shackles of the 9-5 grind. They describe their style as alternative pop rock with a dash of the blues thrown in. M.J.'s rangy vocals and reflective lyrics combine with Andrew's wailing guitar, Alex's infectious drum beats, Daniel's relentless, impromptu bass lines, and the band's four-part, smooth, soulful harmonies to generate a collaborative, musically complex sound that is raw and authentic, yet exceptionally accessible.

These guys are sincerely passionate about making music and don't plan on stopping any time soon. Check them out and find out what it means to catch the Howlin' Bends.

An alternative-neo-soul band based in New York with Caribbean heritage and a rock twist. One Guy, One Girl ~ We are AGNAG!



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