AJ Froman originally started as a recording project between Albert Bowman and John Joyce. Two musicians from the east coast living in San Diego who came together with similar musical interests. After recording a 7-song EP with the help of Jeff Shaefer, the three began an latin, experimental, progressive rock project. After cycling through a variety of musicians, the band currently consists of Sarah Norwood, William Hart, Albert Bowman, Jeff Shaefer, and John Joyce.
Since then, the full band has released a 5-song EP entitled ‘Nocturno EP’ as well as a full length album entitled ‘Phoenix Syndrome’. With influences ranging from latin, psychedelic, progressive, experimental, and blues, as well as being accompanied by live artist, Jimmy Ovadia, the group does a fine job taking you on a musical journey through harmonized melodies and syncopated rhythms.
Ezra Bell was founded around the irreverent and introspective songwriting of Benjamin Wuamett. Carving a wide path through the musical spectrum, Ezra Bell brushes up against Folk, Soul, Rock, and others genres.
Bassist Maurice Spencer, drummer Tom Trotter, horn player and arranger Aaron Mattison, singer and auxiliary percussionist Honora Hildreth, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Asay provide an often unsettling backdrop for the playful and sometimes vicious vocals of front-man Benjamin Wuamett.
Ezra Bell has released three EP's: Don't All Look Up at Once, 2013; We Came by Canoe, 2014; and Farewell Griffin, 2016. Their first full length eponymous album dropped in May, 2018 and is streaming worldwide now. Ezra Bell is currently recording regularly and releasing singles almost as quickly as the months fly by.