To hell with the media, to hell with celebrity culture, and to hell with comercial success. This band is about music and music alone. 8-] Biography: Formed in 2002 under the name Black Francis, E.B. Sollis II and Erik Broberg began writing in Central Florida where they attended college together. Inspired by everyone from Robert Johnson to Joy Division, Sollis and Broberg wrote music that strives to recreate and hybrid the passion of the different composers that they love and honor.
Six months later, Broberg left Central Florida to attend school in Miami and play with a plethora of acts including Shine Junkie, Ghost Lion and Dixie Hustler (supporting act for fall 2004 tour of North Mississippi Allstars). Broberg and Sollis continued writing and recording sporadically birthing several under the radar anthems such as "General Cornelius," "Making Love To A Dream," and a B-Side tin can recording of "Back Of The Bus". During the fall of 2004, Sollis and bass player Matt Lally would rekindle their old friendship when Lally joined Ruse, a band fronted by the beautiful and "sonically" gifted Marisa Bregman. However, because of geographical reasons, Sollis would be forced to leave the band and continue writing and performing in Florida. After 50+ shows and an epic demo was released, Ruse would disband to pursue independent projects from one another.
After Lally's stint with Ruse came to an end, he would go on to join Sollis, who had just left college to pursue a full time music career in New York, as a writing partner and bass player. In January of 2007, Sollis and Lally began writing and rehearsing with their bastard love child experiment, Blood St. Along with then percussionist, John Albano, the three young men would perform all over New York City quickly attracting a number of dedicated followers drawn to the outrageous and unpredictable on stage antics of the band. Joined during the summer of 2007 by Broberg after moving to New York City permanently, Blood St. was on their way to making a major dent in the bruise-free facade of the New York music scene. Finally, in August of 2007 after drummer John Albano left the group to continue a flourishing career as a playwright, director and actor, Blood St.
welcomed veteran Philadelphia drummer Stevie Gee Weitzman to the group, which cemented the final lineup of the group. Boasting a stage show where no set list has never been repeated, fans are constantly invited on stage and a bevy of special guest performers have showed up. Blood St. invites anyone who enjoys the unexpected to come and witness what might hopefully become a grand spectacle in the live music industry.
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