High energy, fully loaded, tube burning, soul awakening, vintage blues infused rock and roll!
The GREAT FRAUD formed in 2012 out of the coils of a few bands in disinegration. Out of the debris Joe Marrero (vocals) and (lead guitar) teamed up with blues (harmonica) player Reese Karlan in a basement session. Shortly after, long time friend and partner in crime bassist Taso Zahariadis joined the collaboration. Reese brought seasoned hard hitting drummer Tony Marchesani into the mix and the chemistry was explosive. The Fraud entered the 2012 Hard Rock Cafe Band Battle and were crowned champions conquering New York City and nearly opened for Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park's London Calling UK Event in 2012. To follow the swell of success they climbed into grammy award winning Tree Fort Studios, and recorded their current album The Brass Balloon which was released and took flight in May 2013. With a concrete decision to stay in New Jersey and New York to build their musical foundation as a band, residences in the tri state area are now being exposed to a dynamic vintage sound which has led to their loyal rising fan base affectionately know as the "Fraudsters." The Brass Balloon is available through iTunes and all major distribution channels.