The Ameros are a rock, reggae, hip-hop, and funk powerhouse that combines thought-provoking lyrics, incendiary guitar, party vibes, and solid harmonies into a musical revolution. Their debut album, "Backs Against the Wall" was picked as one of the best of 2011 by the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. I Am Entertainment Magazine gave it 4 out of 4 stars for songwriting, and a 3.5 out of 4 overall rating.
“The songs, primarily written by Calhoun and Muniz, showcase influences ranging from classic rock - artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin - to metal acts like Dream Theater, to hip-hop, to reggae. All these influences can be felt throughout the album, sometimes in the same song - the epic-length title track features a winding metallic riff with a midsection rap.”
Brian McElhiney - The Daily Gazette
"Each song has a different approach, making them diverse and interesting vehicles for the ideas that inspired them. They're like several bands in one. Rap, rock and folk meld around lyrics that are consistently conscious and driven to express."
Melissa L. Walker - Utica Music and Arts Festival
They have shared the stage with Paranoid Social Club, Rusted Root, Matt & Kim, Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, Bell X-1, and Moby, and are currently touring the Northeastern United States.
The Ameros also have a reputation for being fiercely independent, and host their own DIY podcast, helping to promote other musicians, following the mantra, "we all rise together." Not only are they a band that is on the rise, they seek to lift those along with them up as well.