Location: Nashville, TN
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Beach
Bio: From Nashville, Tennessee, The Great Barrier Reefs conjure slick instrumental fusion jazz rock reminiscent of the top fusion bands of the 70's and 80's. With virtuosic steel drums, clean buttery guitar tones and driving bass you can hear they are fantastic musicians creating a sum that is greater than its parts. I can hear Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Jaco's Big Band, Al DiMeola, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Yellowjackets, Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin and many others as influences for these guys. Heady fresh soundscapes will chill your dome and expand your consciousnesseseses. Having been together since 1997 they have had a lot of time to develop their sound. They are a mature band with intelligent compositions, but they like to have fun as well. With tongue in cheek song titles these Jazz monsters deftly rip through tasteful original song forms.
With a focus on improvisation, The Great Barrier Reefs can call upon a variety of styles and timbres to rock your dome with and for and whatnot for always. They have videos on YouTube so check out their live performances there, like this flawless vid of Matt's Birthday. They also have a large catalog of studio recordings so definitely listen to their tracks on reverbnation and myspace! The Great Barrier Reefs band will take you on a journey through the Galapagos islands, deep into the Marianna Trench and into various multi-colored reefs. Heed their call for they are inviting you to try their own brand of spicy lemonade and it tastes like JAZZ!