Omaha's Kill Bosby likes it's lineup shaken, not stirred. Undergoing a slew of lineup changes since initially forming in Iowa City, IA in late 2003, Kill Bosby has always remained the brainchild of brothers Damon & Dane-Mychal Marvin, oft noted for their spot-on vocal harmonies and melodic songwriting. The origin of the band's name is a clever play on words known as a Spoonerism. (Bill Cosby) After only a handful of gigs and a few basement demos, the brothers moved their act to the budding musictropolis of Omaha, Nebraska. With the addition of Tim Knowles (bass) and later, Joe Chavanu, (drums) the band found it's recording stride. From October of 2005 to February of 2008, the group has had three independent releases. Each one gaining momentum and professionalism. The self titled debut fell short of the band's expectations, but was still highly regarded by those important to the scene. The next release, exactly two years later, saw Kill Bosby make strides towards it's current sound. "They are much more defined now, as opposed to the previous genre-hopping record." says Marq Manner of City Weekly Magazine. 'On Thursday We Leave For Home' was the brothers' adaptation of a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone. It chronicles Rod Serling's original story of settlers looking to colonize uncharted planets, only to be shipwrecked on a desolate planet for thirty years. The only difference is the pop rock format, and those vintage Marvin hooks that simply will not go away. The follow up and current release, 'The Green Apple', is in many ways an extension of it's former. They were recorded at the same time, and released only a few months apart. It was initially felt that The Green Apple "TGA" wouldn't live up to "OTWLFH", but in many ways has surpassed it. Since the releases are independent, the band often asks fans on it's website which songs should be singles. It remains a mystery because the polls reveal that each song has an equally strong following. Can every song be a single??? Nowadays the brothers Bosby play many a show in an acoustic format. These shows are as highly regarded, if not more so than the full band electric sets. The brothers prefer to play as an acoustic duo because it allows them the freedom to inject comedy and crowd participation into their live performances. On rare occasions locally, the duo has a set list determined by the crowd using small note cards with the master song list. They have also been known to play shows where they feature random giveaways of useless, yet hilarious novelty items. One thing is for certain, when you see a Bosby show, no matter the format, you will most certainly be entertained. If you have seen them, you're a fan...If you have not, you're about to be. KILL BOSBY PO BOX 51 BOYS TOWN, NE 68010.
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