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JunkieRush consists of four of Central Florida's most respected musicians, combining elements of rock, funk, punk, reggae/ska and world music into a unique sound that is all their own. The name refers to the powerful, addictive effect of the music and the positive vibe and attitude of the songs. As the band likes to put it, "the music is the junk, kid!". Combining world-class musicianship with memorable songwriting, the band has gained a reputation as an incredible live act, and has performed up the east coast from Florida to New York as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. JunkieRush was formed by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Bobby Koelble, who was also a member of the seminal metal band Death (featured on the critically acclaimed CD "Symbolic"). Although quite a departure from his metal roots, JunkieRush still features the strong guitar work that he's known for. Rounding out the lineup are Matt Gallagher (bass, vocals), Nathan Anderson (sax, flute, vocals) and Thatcher (drums). JunkieRush releases their 3rd studio CD "Musica" on August 29, 2009. Produced and engineered by Brett Hestla (Virgos Merlot, Dark New Day, Creed), it's their best-sounding and most ambitious recording to date, and is available on CDbaby.com and iTunes.