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This has been a wonderful process, It seemed like a monumental effort to me to start over from scratch with a new group. I have been #1 on the local charts for singer/songwriters in Spokane , WA for the last 8 months. It's important to me to not remain stagnant and I felt like I could very easily get in a rut with that solo project (The Brad Perry Project) It was far too easy to become #1 and to get regular gigs and maintain a decent following. I expected much more of an uphill battle. SO what's a musician to do? Keep expanding! Keep growing! Keep challenging yourself. I had a pretty large amount of original material knocking around in my brain that I've been toying around with and I was eager to get it out. So I found the most talented ,solid musicians I could in the area and we dove into rehearsals. Mike Vaughn (Bass and vocals) is probably the most fundementally sound base player I've ever heard. He worked for many years in LA as a session musician on every kind of project in every genre. He also used to pack the LA clubs with his band Blue Liquid. I think that unique training lends it self very well to the new Band (Bury Me IN Blue). Theres a sensitivity to his playing. He knows just when to lay back on the beat and just provide time and roots, and when to lay in fills and some incredibly licks. Classical, Jazz Funk, Blues, Soul, R&B, He can play anything. Most importantly he as well as everyone else in the band are on the same page as far as our playing philosophy. We believe that a good band should be Dynamic, tight and the type of musical communication that is usually only found in Jazz combo's.