Monday, June 5, 2017

About Queens County Roots

"Addictive" --Indie Spoonful

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Queens County Roots might best be described using the unorthodox term blues pop. Marlon Hurt grew up down in Atlanta, Georgia, playing the blues, while Alex Fedorow was getting into the dance music scene in his native Queens, NY. With the help of soulsters and technicians Chris Glover, Jesse Maxwell, and Hope Johnson, QCR mashes these blues and pop influences together into original roots-influenced tunes that make bodies wanna get up and dance.

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

Jesse is a Toronto transplant and a Trans Phatt Records R&B solo artist. Marlon is the main songwriter of the group, and was the driving artistic force behind the original blues band, The Hurt ProjectHope is a trained pianist who grew up in Brooklyn and is half of the duo Hope and Maggie, which has over 250k views on YouTube. Alex is a former techno and trance DJ who played bass and toured the U.S. with Gillian. Chris is originally from Vancouver, and a veteran of NYC-based bands like Dear Comrade and Circadian Clock.