Michael Morse: Lead Vocals and Guitar
Reed Burnham: Bass Guitar
Steve Stewart: Guitars
Sam Frankeberger: Drums and Percussion
All Natural Ingredients (ANI) is a band started by singer/songwriter Michael Morse (guitar/vocals) with Reed Burnham (bass), and includes new members Steve Stewart (guitars) and Sam Frankeberger (drums and percussion).
ANI has crafted a distinctive melodic/dance style from vintage and modern influences which has been compared to The Police, The Smiths, & Steely Dan. The band’s show and live persona is based on the assumption that the audience is smart and really listens. At intervals, Michael relates vignettes about the songs and the band with details which adds a narrative road map, and he sings in a clear voice, so that the lyrics can be easily understood. Reed Burnham works in unison to deliver an irresistible tailored groove that accentuates and melds with Michael’s guitar, the harmony vocals & the rest of the music with an entertaining playful nature while on stage. The band's newest line-up is reminiscent of Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age.
ANI has played bars, dinner venues, cafes, outdoor festivals, and concerts too numerous to list here (see venues tab), and appeared in an 8 minute interview on Caps TV (Ventura County, channel 6: link on website) in February/March of 2012.
Currently, ANI is booked at numerous locations from Orange County to Morro Bay. Chosen by the WAV (Working Artists Ventura) and as the winner of the WAV Concert Art Series New Artist Development Package, ANI is filming a music video, receiving a promotional package (TV/radio/press), and performed in a 2012 Concert Series at the 130 seat dinner venue at the WAV showplace in Ventura. The first show was February 25th with Ventura darlings We Govern We and was met with critical acclaim.
Additionally, ANI was chosen to perform in “Band Together” in San Luis Obispo, a benefit for the area's Brighten A Corner Ministry to better the living conditions of people facing difficult life circumstances and hardships in that community.
ANI’s ongoing goal is to continue to broaden its fan base in the areas surrounding home town Santa Barbara extending from greater Los Angeles to San Francisco via live appearances, the internet, multi-media and TV promotions, as well as releasing exciting new recordings which are underway.