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Bio: What are we? Who are you? What are we? Who are you? Ella Minnow began as a band for a birthday. The party needed music, so these five men stepped up to the plate. Out of this birthday Chase Celebration Fantastic Union was born, and from this birth Ella Minnow was spawned. Their first release, The...See Full Bio
“In other words, the band is writing what they know. Wallace grew up influenced by his parents’ involvement in Denton’s light opera and musical theater companies, hence the moodiness of songs like “Black Apple” and “Storm System,” both creating a theatrical atmosphere with rock opera flourishes. Price is grooving on old school blues and prog rock these days, which come through in occasional piano chords that hearken back to ragtime or veer into flashes of jazz. In “Indian Giver,” drummer Stephen Reynolds’ love of hip-hop rhythms comes to the surface not with a booing bass, but by changing the track’s energy with snare and cymbal. Hip-hop might be known for throbbing bass beats, but the form also feeds melody on the treble end of things.”
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