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The Idiomatics / Bio

May brought yet another contest win for The Idiomatics. This time, RAW Showcase picked The Idiomatics out of 700 applicants to play at Penn Social. With this will come a free professional photo shoot and an interview video. The showcase will take place on Sunday, August 25th, 2013.
In April 2012, out of 2000 applicants on a Reverbnation contest the group was selected to record with producer Matt LaPlant (Barry Gibb, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez) at Bieber Bros. Studios in Pompano Fla. The studio offered 60 hours of free recording studio time as well as the services of Matt LaPlant for a prize. The song Rosemary was selected by the team and was dubbed "A smash!".

The Idiomatics have also been selected for Reverbnation opportunities with Rokkus Radio, Tinderbox Music, Exposed Music Tour and Butterflies Radio.
Rosemary was in the finals during the Webceleb.com contest with producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillet, Fleetwood Mac, The Offspring). The Idiomatics currently the 7th selling band on Webceleb.com
The Idiomatics' live show is a light and dark roll-a-coaster ride. First you're sucked into the energy of Rosemary. This song is basically a hip-hop beat that has a heart-attack. Three minutes later As God As My Witness begins with slow and soulful first half only to be reborn as an alt-country two-step which Willy Nelson would salute. The songs are crafted dynamically; musical quilts that showcase different styles and influences. When you are witnessing them live your emotions rise and fall with the mood of the bands direction.
Fresh out of The Idiomatics' kitchen is their first full length LP Saṃsāra. In the age of digital downloads and singles Saṃsāra comes out of the gate as a concept album mirroring bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and more recently Radiohead. The concept of this album revolves around the wheel of life. The songs are different representations of different times of life starting from birth until death. Samsāra, literally meaning "continuous flow", is the cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth or reincarnation within Hinduism, Buddhism and other Indian religions. Saṃsāra follows The Idiomatics artist style as an exotic cocktail of different flavors of music spanning the album . Tracks vary in style such as Shooting Stars (Pop, Punk), We Won't Fall For It (Jazz, Classic Rock, Poetry) to It Is What It Is (Funk).
The Idiomatics' theme is based from the artistic concept invented by front man/vocalist/guitarist Michael Geddes and drummer Brian McGuire which they dub: "Whatever". "Whatever" is inspired from the concept of a collage, scrap-booking, found art and sampling in Hip-Hop. Though the concept has been translated to the music and art work of the band, the original roots of the idea was created during Michael's time in the sculpture department at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where he majored in Studio Art.
Brian McGuire is the band's drummer as well as an artist. His drumming is one of a kind and no one in the world can produce a beat like him.
Michael (Raph) Raphel smooth talks the crowd showcasing his own stylistic bass lines. His tone echos from his choice of flat-wound strings which are unique to hear inside of a rock setting. Raph also provides the band with backing vocals and a wisecracking sense of humor.

The Idiomatics have helped the following charities:
Relay for Life
Project Dominic
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters
The Red Cross

General Info

Band Members
Michael Geddes, Brian McGuire, Michael Raphael
Artist Name
The Idiomatics
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative / Indie Rock

Contact Info

Fredericksburg, VA

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