“At the Haunt: Neal Massa's daughter Amanda had performed with her father's bluesy and jazzy acts before, but the Thru Spectrums add funk and R&B to a groovy musical equation. The vocalist has the power of Revi Rosa, another funky Ithacan act, but her brother Joe is an equal star here, offering deeper and deeper funk with each track on Rhythms of the Mind.”
“Ithaca-based modern funk band Thru Spectrums will release its second album, “Rhythms of the Mind,” Friday night at the Haunt. Comprising 10 originals, the new album showcases the band’s development. Guitarist Joe Massa and bassist Jesse Tyrrell formed Thru Spectrums a few years ago, after playing together in the indie-rock band Between Walls. ... As with any good funk band, it all starts with the rhythm section, and that’s the case with Thru Spectrums. “Will and Jesse are in constant conversation at rehearsals about the little intricacies of the relationship between the bass and the drums,” Joe Massa said. “In this kind of music, that’s one of the most important things when it comes to the groove."”
““We're in the end stages of everything and shooting to have the CD release show towards the end of April,” said Amanda Massa, the group’s singer. “We just put some new songs from the album on Reverbnation“ — which you can hear at www.reverbnation.com/thruspectrums. The band is bulking up its lineup for Friday’s show. “We're featuring a horn section — Marc Devokaitis on tenor sax, Jay Worley on baritone sax and Bob McMahon on trumpet — along with Sam Lupowitz on keyboards,” she said.”
“The Thru Spectrums is a four-piece original funk rock band comprised of brother and sister duo Amanda Massa and Joe Massa. Joining the siblings is Jesse Tyrell with whom Joe has been playing music for over ten years and Will Sigel on drums. A rock and funk quartet, the act grooves in a way that recalls the Rozatones and a distinctly Ithacan approach to funk. “Poetry of Your Voice” is a powerful listen: and makes you want to dance sing along.”
“Honorable Mention: Best Local Cd of 2011- Thru Spectrums "Wanderings" Honorable Mention: Best Singer- Stephanie Dvorak”
“Joe Massa and Jesse Tyrell have been playing in bands together for a decade, including their stint in the popular outfit Between Walls. Things got funky a year ago, when they enlisted vocalist Stephanie Dvorak and drummer Will Siegel. They put their heads together and came up with the name Thru Spectrums. Originality tumbled forth freely. Their style: rock that carries a big funk edge. ”
"Dvorak's vocals carry a jazzy tone to Massa's jamming guitar feel and Tyrell's funky bass lines."