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The Great SOCIO / Press

“Not ones to do anything half-heartedly, The Great SOCIO are not only coping with their extensive touring schedule, but are also in the process of organizing the SOCIO House Part[ies]... This is an event that ‘literally takes over an entire neighborhood of Philadelphia’. With five bands, and close to 200 people, the SOCIO dance floor is the place to be, and the place to party until well after sunrise.”

“Fun, different, unique, serious, focused, I can go on and on with the adjectives describing The Great Socio. This is the fun part of what we do, talking with talented people who are focused on their music, sharing their thoughts, beliefs and experiences. Take some time with the music of The Great Socio and enjoy it like Mike and I do.”

“TGS runs on the innovative bass of Craig Stenger, who plays through a guitar amp and a comprehensive array of effect pedals. Craig also pens the band’s lyrics. Their detached, sometimes chillingly honest social perspective is put to dark bass lines, creative, versatile keys, and the energetic clockwork rhythm of drummer Andrew Bernier. Traces of jazz, reggae, and rock contribute to the sound of The Great SOCIO, which most closely resembles that of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That could be an oversimplification, however. TGS distinguishes itself through an original blend of styles and explorative use of real-time studio effects. Vocally, Muñoz is reminiscent of Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis and Incubus’ Brandon Boyd. His dynamic, punchy trumpet solos give TGS an element of worldliness..."”

"I entered Garden Street Productions not sure what to expect but was surprised and even inspired by this bands dedication and determination to succeed in the music industry. [T]heir songs, all of which had a distinct sound...managed to flow seamlessly from track to track."

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