Eating Crayons A rock band is akin to a group of children simultaneously drawing a single picture. While one child may fail to draw inside the lines and another may apply clashing colors, the two are at least adding to the picture. However, at times one of the children will sit in the corner and eat his crayons, thereby wholly failing to contribute to the picture that is being drawn. Barrett O'Gorman came up with the name 'Eating Crayons' in late 1994 after an experience with a prior band member who was never quite on the same page with the rest of the band. Eating Crayons is comprised of Barrett O'Gorman on vocal and guitar, Mark Weisgerber on drums and Marc Bobro on bass. What makes this alternative rock band unique is not only the diversity of the music played but the members comprising the band. Although each of the members has 25 years of playing experience, during the workday Barrett is an attorney, Mark is a title officer and Marc is a professor of philosophy. Prior to the formation of 'Eating Crayons,' the members played in other bands and performed extensively in the Sunset Strip clubs of Hollywood and in Tucson. The original incarnation of the band included Barrett and Mark. After having success playing in local Santa Barbara clubs, the band took a several year hiatus while Barrett began raising his children. With the addition of Marc the band has added an intricate and expressive bass to make the original music project complete. The band's musical style varies from the retro 60's song 'Cross the Line,' the pop song 'Cabby' to 'Silver Locket' which is a Doors-esque rambling collage to 'Man from Idaho' which evokes comparison to Pearl Jam. The sound of Eating Crayons generates contagious enthusiasm wherever they perform. The band has just released it's self-titled CD which is available on line on CD Baby and Digstation.com.
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