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Ian Bamberger Trio @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage1"

The Ian Bamberger Trio evolved from Ian Bamberger’s debut EP Those Girls back in 2013. Upon completing his first solo project Ian had a realization - music was something he had to do. It was Ian’s vision to create something modern and new that was reminiscent of the hard hitting rock n' roll bands of the 70’s and 80’s. Ian’s first CD, Those Girls, was a five song EP full of catchy solos, memorable riffs, and melodic choruses. It was around this time that good fortune knocked (thank you Jon Leidersdorff) on the door of Ian’s basement rehearsal studio. Dr. Bill Grillo figured he’d spend an hour or so going over a few songs; instead, Bill and Ian jammed all night. It was an instant connection! That same instant connection was to be repeated in early 2014 when Adam Gerver joined the band on bass. This is when the Ian Bamberger Trio sound started coming into its own. The group began playing shows throughout the tri-city area. The band has garnered a reputation for its fresh and compelling live performances. Bassist Adam Gerver combines the aggression of Flea with the virtuosity of bassists James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius. Bill Grillo, no less a talent, comes straight out of the school of Stewart Copeland. Ian Bamberger counts among his influences Duane Allmon, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, and John Mayer.