In the simplest of terms, the Litmus Vinyl is a rock and roll band. Formed in 2003 by longtime songwriting collaborators Chad Sikkink (guitar) and Seamus Holloway (vocals, guitar), the Litmus Vinyl was put together to bring their songs to the people. The 'Vinyl' has had ample opportunity to forge their distinctive sound and spread it around the Milwaukee metro area and the Midwest. The Litmus Vinyl has played, and filled, many of the area's best-known music venues such as: Summerfest 2006,Shank Hall, BBC's, and the Points East Pub. All of the members of the Litmus Vinyl are trained musicians who have spent years studying music and performing live. Chad Sikkink (guitars) and Reed Fox (bass) both attended Music Tech in Minneapolis, MN. Jess Hrobar (piano/vocals) is a jazz- and classical-trained pianist. Bill Pogue (drums) and Sean Lau (sax/percussion) have both been studying their craft since grade school, while Seamus Holloway (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar) has been a musician for most of his life, attending highschool on a music scholarship. The Litmus Vinyl is currently in the process of recording a second full-length album to join their self-titled debut full-length and an earlier six-song E.P. With new sounds, the Vinyl intends to conquer new ground and bring their live shows to esteemed venues around the country, The Litmus Vinyl is a Milwaukee rock'n'roll band that proudly shows it's influences, but throws them all into a pot to create a synthesis of post-grunge alt-country rock'n'roll. They are energetic and exciting, intelligent and indignant, sincere but never sappy. They're here to put Milwaukee back on the musical map.
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