So, have you ever asked yourself at what age do most bands get their start? Just when do they form or what was it like for them when they were just starting out. I mean we all know about bands/artists like Silverchair and Johnny Lang and Hanson (c’mon Mmmmm bop was huge) young talent barely out of high school who exploded onto the scene and made their mark.
Well, Washmen and the Fisher could be one of those bands, young talent that is focused on their future. It all started out when three friends: Paul Criscuolo (guitar/vocals), John Bogan (guitar) and John Ball (bass), got together and started playing. These guys have been playing together since before the glory days of high school. They would get together and play at open mic nights at various coffee houses and even do some home recordings. In February of 2012, Justin Giannuzzi joined this trio on drums for a few jam sessions and it was then and there that they realized that the chemistry worked. They were on to something. This newly formed quartet decided to pursue it and take it to the next level as a full-fledged band beyond the open mic of the local coffee-house.
Originally they chose the name The Diamond Eyes and played a few gigs at the Legendary Stone Pony. Due to some copyright issues they changed the name to Washmen and the Fisher and I like the obscurity of that name much better.
This young group of guys have scored big early on. They have landed a deal working on a project for an internationally known surf board designer, Ryan Lovelace of Ryan Lovelace Surf /Craft. Washmen and the Fisher’s music will be featured on his full length film titled “Almost Cut My Hair” that he will release to his distributors in the US, Australia, Europe and Japan in the Spring of 2013. This film also contains music from some other well-known (understatement) artists such as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The trailer for the film is already creating a buzz for these guys.
While they are new to the scene as far as media goes they can be found on Facebook and YouTube under Washmen and the Fisher. They are still in the process of sorting out their marketing skills. The guys plan to release some media at Reverbnation and they do have a song for download at http://www.GoSong.com and http://www.washmenandthefisher.bandcamp.com I am sure their catalog will increase as they get more songs recorded. Currently there are some originals out there such as the single “your love was mine” and “fish woman”.
The sound of Washmen and the Fisher is old school rock and roll all the way complete with bluesy influence Think 70’s rock, solid guitars, a few solos, a steady drum beat to hold it together. Perhaps compare it to a rough draft of early Bad Company, the building blocks are the same.
So keep an eye on these guys. They are young but don’t count that against them. Washmen and the Fisher have a sound that is mature and will only get better with age.