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Herban Warfare / Bio

Tyler (aka T.Ross) was left as a baby in the jungle and raised by an unforgiving family of lions. His curiously melodic, effortlessly intricate rhymes have been known to frequently interfere with UFO radio transmissions. Also creating a stir amongst alien establishments: Raquel (aka The Rock), whose vocal mastery of vibrato and tonality are arguably too perfect to be classified as human. Raquel has previously commanded entire armies of musical notes to conquer worlds and enforce inter-galactic peace and understanding throughout the multiverse.

Matt (aka Cymbal-Choker) and Adam (aka Baby Gorilla) were both forged out of raw materials from opposite ends of Planet Mars, only to meet completely by chance at a BC Football game. Specifically designed to tame dragons through the issuance of Funk in its truest form, Matt's bass brings to the table a unique pH balance of chill and punch. On the other end of the spectrum, Adam's proprietary blend of psychedelic, alternative, and experimental vibes (as implemented via guitar and synth) collide with Matt's energy to form a perpendicular Excalibur of sound.

Interwoven into the adventure that is Herban Warfare, add Hartley (aka String-Tickler), a non-pick-using animal on guitar who has been known to dabble in every instrument ever invented by man (and not-man). Hartley's unique style has deep roots in blues, and we have Muddy Waters to thank for his personal one-on-one training. And underneath it all, Jamie Hagerty is a beat machine and demon on the drum kit.

Special thanks to Bryan, John, Russell, and Cat for helping us get up on our feet!

General Info

Band Members
Matt Shuster - Bass, Adam Platteis - Guitar/Synth, Tyler Ross - Wordsmith, Raquel Llera-Stern - Vocals, Jamie Hagerty - Drums, Hartley Waggener - Guitar
Artist Name
Herban Warfare
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Hip-Hop / Funk / Reggae

Contact Info

Brighton, MA
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