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Originally from Flagstaff, AZ., brothers gow is currently based out of San Diego, CA. Borrowing from a massive cache of influences, this funk-rock-improv quintet relies on thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves, and improvisational tact that keeps each show fresh and unique. Brothers Gow is: Alex Gow Bastine (Keys, vox), Carson Church (Bass), Kyle Merrill (Guitar, vox, trumpet), Ethan Wade (Guitar, vox), and Nathan Walsh-Haines (drums, vox). Seasoned and road ready, Brothers Gow have traversed the greater western states since 2007, having played landmark venues such as Nectar's in Seattle, Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Rialto Theater in Tucson, The Top Hat in Missoula, Brick and Mortar in San Francisco, and the House of Blues in San Diego.
The band claims an eclectic fusion of rock, funk, jazz, and reggae as the broad genres they play within. Combine the bands energetic stage presence with powerful vocal harmonies, complex arrangements, ripping guitar solos and the bands awe inspiring light show, and you get the recipe for a truly memorable concert experience. Their sixth member, Matt Collier (MC6), brings his own artistic nuance to add to the overall dynamic of the concert experience. With a three tier intelligent lighting rig and advanced software, Collier uses texture and movement to create a truly dynamic and engaging light show. This style of live and interactive lighting brings an incredible energy for the band and listener to latch onto.
Since their relocation to Ocean Beach California, the band has made strides within their beloved beach community. The last 9 months of touring and relentless local gigging have the boys poised to continue to up the anti. After a hugely successful CD release party at Winston's in OB, and appearances at the Orange County Music Fest and Ocean Beach Street Fair, word has spread quickly of the power of a Gow show. Fans have latched on quickly to the high energy, entertaining and often idiosyncratic nuances of Brothers Gow. The boys are looking forward to even more milestone shows including New Year's Eve at Winston's and a set at the legendary Belly Up & Orpheum Theater in early 2014.
Now, with the release of their first full length album “Chapters”, Brothers Gow couldn't be more excited about the future. The record is 12 tracks of genre fusing chameleon rock – with something for everyone. Recorded in “The Lair” in the Historic Gas Lamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, the bands sound has found it's voice. Aggressive rock, laid-back reggae, and soulful ballads intertwine to tell the story of what the band is all about – friendship, camaraderie, and an obsession with doing what they love.