|Piano-based rock with a horn section!
Fun original sound, with tasteful and enjoyable covers.
Strong songwriting featuring layered harmonies and a variety of styles.
|Sky Costello- drums (also accomplished multi-instrumentalist from Newton, MA)
Joey Lorenz- bass/piano (Ithaca College performance major for bass)
Bear McCans- piano/bass (another talented multi-intrumentalist from NJ)
Gabe Posner- tenor/bari saxophone (accomplished improviser from MA)
Jason Rugg- alto saxophone (formerly of Rochester groups Round About Midnight and Uncle Funkbox)
|Lyrical and musical ideas come from our favorite acts, groups like Ben Folds Five and Billy Joel. Lyrical ideas and contributions are equal parts humorous fiction and real-life experience.
|Originally formed in the fall of 2000 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, Thanks Mr. Brown has enjoyed a great amount of success in the upstate NY area playing for packed houses in a variety of venues.
We have competed in two Battle of the Bands competitions at Ithaca College, earning third and second place in 200o and 2001, respectively.
"Music's Gonna Save Me," Thanks Mr Brown's first release, was recorded in the fall of 2001. Recorded by Mike Muscarella of Belly of the Whale Studios and mastered at Dynamic Recording in Rochester, NY.