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Birthed in the land of baguettes and berets, this now New York based rock quartet's eclectic sound has evolved from Pokemon on acid to a unique crash of musical personalities and influences that together form the band Pol the Fisherman.
Fronting the group is lead vocalist and guitarist Nicolas De Pontaud. Nico first formed the band in his native homeland of France where his unique sound quickly gained recognition and a following. French domination was not enough, so he set his sights on New York... He packed his guitar... And his fiery crotch rocket then sailed across the pond to the Empire City.
Enter guitarist and backing vocalist Andrew Moore:
Hailing from The Sunburnt Country, Andrew brought with him the 'resistance' to Nico's 'piece de la...'
Their guitar riffs and sounds complementing each other in a way that wine needs cheese... some might go as far as saying like Gin needs Tonic.
Together their songs melt jazzy undertones with funky rhythms and tough hooks. Quirky timings with aggressive guitar solos. All in all providing one hell of a sonic roller coaster.
Frontline complete, a short intermission and then all they needed was a backline!
Whowouldathunkit, but apparently Italians can beat some skin! Get your mind out of the gutter...I'm talking drums!
Andrea Belfiore, a Berklee trained percussionist, with an uncanny gift for making sik beats decides he's willing to take on the challenge of keeping everyone in time, he joins the band and hey presto Pol the Fisherman is almost complete!
But Rock'n Roll needs balls...So BOOM! The incomparable Bill 'the Beast' Foster, the stand-alone American and an incredible multi-instrumentalist with a savant-like savagery for the bass guitar enters the foray!
The Fast and the Furious should've been a franchise based on Bill's infallible finger finesse!
And there we have it! The line-up is complete!
Pol the Fisherman, having played extensively in the New York area decided they needed to record an album worthy of the blood, sweat and tears, so they agreed only the best would do for acquiring their new producer.
Lurking in the shadows, Enter J. Chris Griffin, a multi-faceted and brilliantly talented producer, Chris has worked on records with a number of today's biggest artists: Madonna, Kanye West, John Legend, Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, John McLaughlin and of course...now, Pol the Fisherman.
Their new album Lady Lust recorded in NYC's The Engine Room is the band's crowning achievement. The foundation for a long legacy.
J Chris Griffin manages to capture each band member's personality and passion and the end result is a polished, heartfelt representation of their collective experiences. Both trials and tribulations as well as observations.
His new motto should read: slick and sexy!