Monday, June 5, 2017

About Queens County Roots

"Addictive" --Indie Spoonful

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The original blues rock of Queens County Roots is aimed at getting bodies up and moving. In the early 2010's, Queens, NYC-based musicians Marlon Hurt and Alex Fedorow met while playing in a piano rock outfit. Marlon later founded the original blues band The Hurt Project, and Alex joined the pop rock group Gillian. The two decided to combine these blues and pop influences in early 2017 with QCR.

The band is:
Jesse Perez, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, vocals
Hope Johnson, keyboards, vocals
Alex Fedorow, bass
Chris Glover, drums

Jesse is a Toronto transplant who, along with his solo work in R&B and soul, is also a classically trained pianist. Marlon grew up down south, in Atlanta, GA, and was the lead guitarist and driving artistic force behind the original blues band, The Hurt ProjectAlex, 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.