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Trip Effect is a blended mixture of raw acoustic rock combined with technical theory based playing, producing powerful music saturated with emotion and true heart. The sound this power trio produces redefines any and all parameters outlining what acoustic music can be and how it should be utilized. Their purpose is to put older notions pertaining to "acoustic rock" into a shredder, while demonstrating that acoustic music can throw down just as hard as anything else. Trip Effect’s music is the direct result of taking various underlying concepts, stemming from many genres of music, and applying those principles, creating songs within the framework of a hard, driving, yet soulful, "unplugged" sound. Trip Effect’s number one item on their agenda is to create music that not only pushes the boundaries, but breaks them. They have taken an instrument and sound, normally used for softer songs and ballads exclusively, and shown beyond any reasonable doubt that the "unplugged" sound has infinite room to rock out in a truly unprecedented way. The ideas and songs continue to evolve and take new life, resulting in a metamorphosis of music that leaves a defined imprint on the soul of anyone within audible range.
Trip Effect was originally going to be a casual little recording project. In fact, the plan was to record a few songs to simply help guitarist/singer Derek Carley form a band in LA, where he had planned on going to school. As the songs began to take life and develop, it grew increasingly obvious that something special was happening. It was quickly realized that Derek wouldn't be heading to LA. More importantly, they realized, perhaps, the casual recording project needed to be assessed in a different light. After a few weeks it was fully realized that this new acoustic music Derek had started to write in early 2011 was definitely in sincere need of being heard by true music lovers everywhere. A month later, by the end of August 2011, a new 3 member band called Trip Effect, with an E.P. titled "Second Life," had been wrenched forth into existence.
Now, only a few months into their existence they are mounting up many successes and accolades, faster than anyone could have predicted. One reviewer, Tanya "Southside" Vega, of Southsideonthetown.blogspot.com, called their appearance at Chicago's Elbo Room a "mind-blowing experience." They have been played on countless podcasts, like WGCR out of Chicago, MACGB out of Texas, and even Dark Compass out of the UK. The band won AlternativeAddiction.com's "Next Big Thing" contest and was December's "Indie Spotlight Band of the Month." Trip Effect has quickly grown into something fresh and new in the mid-west music scene and the trio is already branching out to other states and regions, faster than even they thought possible. They have been featured in 5 print newspapers since October, including Courier News: A Chicago Sun Times Publication, and have had songs featured on sites like TopAcousticSongs.com. Every day leads to something new and exciting for the band and they look forward to seeing where the fans will take them next, as they totally realize it is the fans that have helped make this possible. They have even had chances to play with a few national acts along the way. As Trip Effect started branching out towards Chicago they ended up opening for the national act Sister Kill Cycle. Now the band is making their debut appearance in Wisconsin, at the Rave no less, and will be on the bill with OAR on February 10th, 2012. With an energetic live show, a name like Trip Effect and an acoustic rock sound, this band is bound to make a mark on the scene and they would like to have you be a part of it. Trip Effect is essentially in the infancy of its lifespan. In the future, the band will continue to evolve, create, write, and administer the driving messages saturating the essence of the music it plays. This is the Trip Effect...