Artvandalay began as an improvisational music project in a house-basement during the summer of 2003 in Knoxville, TN. Emphasizing on melodic grooves, jazz, lyrical harmonies, and progressive jams, the band definitely provides a heavy sound that rips through immediate, consecutive changes and melds delicately into mellow resolutions. Naturally, the 5-piece band extended it's musical instrumentation to a total of 6 pieces in 2005, including Charlie Moorefield on keys and vocals, Dustin Milotte and Bryan Benson on guitars and vocals, Will Ross on bass, Nathan Barrett on percussion, and Chris Peck on drums, to provoke a full-out musical brawl of intriguing sounds and progressions. The year of 2006 yielded their first album titled Fat Accomplice, and just like their live performances, the album flows intrinsically from an atmospheric and dreamy quiescence to a fast-paced and energetic burst of rock. Harmonic guitar licks and vocals top off the tightly strung band with original flair. Guitar, keyboard, percussion, and drum solos sporadically occur throughout their performances, accentuating their expanding musical talent. Artvandalay's eclectic form of creating live music, being a progressive jam band, is bound to keep listeners movin' and groovin'.
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