Monday, June 5, 2017

About Queens County Roots

"Addictive" --Indie Spoonful

Next Show: The Way Station, Friday, March 16th, 8pm!

Queens, NYC-based musicians Marlon Hurt and Alex Fedorow met in the early 2010s playing in a piano rock outfit before Marlon founded the original blues band The Hurt Project, and Alex joined the pop rock group Gillian. The two combined these blues and pop influences in early 2017, forming Queens County Roots, whose heavily rhythmic but playfully melodic blues rock is aimed at getting bodies moving.

The band is:
Jenna Hanlon, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, vocals
Lyndol Descant, keyboards, vocals
Alex Fedorow, bass
Chris Glover, drums

Jenna is a Long Island native who, along with her work as an alternative soul vocalist, is also a classically trained cellist.  She comes to QCR from groups such as Ghost Lit Kingdom.  Marlon grew up down South, in Atlanta, GA, and was the driving artistic force behind the NYC-based original blues band The Hurt Project, as well as lead guitarist for The Conditionals and The Brooklyn Blues Project.  Lyndol is a composer, singer and pianist from Houston, TX, leader of The Descant Trio, and a jazz piano and composition alum of the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France.  Alex, a Queens native and former techno and trance DJ, played bass in several bands before joining Gillian in 2013, with whom he toured the east coast and the south.  Chris is originally from Vancouver, and a veteran of NYC-based bands like Dear Comrade and Circadian Clock.