Justin Andrew Murray: Justin Andrew Murray is on the leading edge of musical sound. It is quite easy to see why once you see and hear this young, 24 year old, Kansas City newcomer. It is no surprise that he has already earned the opening spot for international recording acts such as Samantha Fish, Trampled Under Foot, Indigenous, and Moreland and Arbuckle. Fresh off the heels of recording his very first EP, “The Other Side” (set to release in October 2013), Justin Andrew Murray is already off to an up and running start. Pulling from rock, blues, and pop music, Justin has created a sound that is entirely, and uniquely his own… “It is important to see where music has been. You need to know where all of this ‘stuff’ (music) comes from. Still, I want to push my limitations as an artist…. I find it rewarding as an artist to bridge the gap between two separate genres.”
Josh Blythe: Groove, feel, and musicality are the mantras for this Missouri-born drummer. Blythe embodies the truth that the groove comes first close in his mind while always playing to the ensemble and never been just a time-keeper. Joshua Blythe was born in Columbia, Missouri where he was instantly immersed in a world and family full of music. He began playing at the age of 11 and instantly felt music's calling in life. He studied with Loyd Warden in Columbia until the age of 18 where he began to develop a strong musical pallet and advance playing abilities. Blythe has performed in many ensembles and groups covering a mass spectrum of music including: Jazz, Funk, Pop, Worship, Rock, Country, R&B, etc. Currently, he is studying pursuing a BA degree in music performance with an emphasis on Studio Jazz & Music at the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. You can find Josh currently playing around Kansas City with the Alyssa Murray Trio, Justin Andrew Murray, the UMKC 11 o'clock Jazz Band, and the 3 o'clock Jazz Combo led by Bobby Watson.
Kevin Perrette: Kevin Perrette is based out of Independence, Missouri and is fairly new to the music scene in Kansas City. Kevin started playing guitar at the age of 12 and focused on mostly rock and acoustic oriented music. At age 16, Kevin purchased his first bass guitar and has been playing it ever since. Kevin is always improving his skills and focuses on providing a backbone to his musical projects rather than playing a more intricate solo bass style (which is what the music world needs more of). Kevin has also played with other acts such as Kansas City rock band What I've Become.