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The Pop Cycle / Bio

The Pop Cycle is a brand spankin' shiny new Seattle area power pop foursome featuring Brett Richards and David Thompson on guitars, Michael Collins on drums and Jim Freeman on bass. We play a mix of originals and covers drawn from several decades of the power pop genre, including songs by Big Star, The Who, The Records, The Kinks, Cheap Trick, Beatles, etc. - the list goes on and on and on. Our main goal with the Pop Cycle is to have a heck of a lot of fun, rock hard, and celebrate the music that means something to us. While Brett handles the lion's share of the lead vocals for the group, the rest of us always have his back with harmonies and might even sing lead on a tune or two ourselves. Brett came to the great NW from Atlanta about a decade ago after a long tenure as the lead guitar player for the critically acclaimed Hanging Francis. Since that time he's kicked it locally with his own StarChief , plus Harvest (a northwest tribute to Neil Young), and most recently with Jim in All Mixed Up, a casino/summer festival 80's cover band. Berklee trained David is the group's newest member adding a layer of beautiful vocal harmonies and melodic color to our already full sound. His already illustrious musical career includes singer/songwriter/guitarist of the successful Boston band The Pills and most recently Seattle's The Scheme. Michael comes to Seattle via St. Louis where, he cut his teeth in the local 90's Midwestern alt-rock scene with various bands, most notably with regional faves, The Finns. In addition to All Mixed Up, Jim has been performing in and all around Seattle with a variety of local groups over the years, including The Seamonkees, '63 Burnout, and The Wild Snohomians.

General Info

Band Members
Brett Richards, Jim Freeman & Michael Collins
Artist Name
The Pop Cycle
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Power Pop / Power Pop, Power Pop and more Power Pop

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

Similar Artists

  • The Records
  • The Who
  • Big Star