The Bourgeois (pronounced booj-wah) are an alternative rock band from Tulsa, OK comprised of Zach Mobley (guitar/vocals), Ty Clark (drums), and Vance Young (bass). Musically, the band draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists; the sonic rush of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, the disenfranchised melodicism of indie rock stalwarts like The Smiths and Violent Femmes, and a dash of aural post-punk weirdness, a la The Talking Heads and Pixies, are all keys to the band’s signature sound. The band prides themselves on their ability to channel their influences without sounding antiquated or derivative.
The Bourgeois have steadily built a regional following through their energetic live performances. A Vine-inspired music video for the song “Be Your Own Machine” was voted by fans as Best Music Video at the 2013 Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards. The Bourgeois released We're Still In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars in 2014.
“With an absolutely smashing rock sound, The Bourgeois are becoming one of the best hidden treasures of alternative rock from the United States.” – Jamendo
“A self-realized unit with a unique vision.” – Tulsa People
“The Bourgeois has become a Kings favorite. This alt rock band falls between Cage The Elephant and Social Distortion." - Kings of A&R