So what's LIQUOR BOX all about ???
What happens when a group of musically trained Southern
California, self confessed brats, get together to blast out big guitar driven
rock? Hmmm… fun? Yes. Volume? Yes. Energy?
real answer is: You get… LIQUOR BOX
LIQUOR BOX is a bunch of school friends, all in different
bands, who got together “just for fun” to play loud and hard on Sunday
afternoon’s at the local middle school gym (Ty’s mom is a teacher there). They found that they liked the same kinds of
music and that they all had a like minded attitude toward rock music, that it
should be brash, loud, witty, fun, and most of all to rock the house.
They sounded great and started playing
parties to make extra money. A girl
named Mary saw many shows and it turned out she was a classically trained
pianist and sometime singer. She was
invited to play and has participated on and off ever since.
The band really had something and got paying gigs to the
point where they were playing clubs nearly every weekend throughout all of
2007. Liquor Box always drew a crowd and
a good time was had by all. The band was
invited to play shows and festivals and played out every chance they got.
In 2008 they decided to make a record, scraped up the money
themselves, and went into Electropolis Studios in North Hollywood California to
knock it out. The result is : Guilty
accurately captures the whole point of the band and the record, that is: great songs, pure fun to play and listen to,
with style, wit, and power, by musicians who can really play.
Producer Michael Albarian put it all together and made it
happen for them. Albarian says, “these
guys, and lady, are great. They take the
music and playing very seriously, but it’s all in the name of fun. They are a blast to be around”. He adds, “I basically just recorded their
live set and tried to capture the power and strength of it without losing the
wit and charm and comedy. You’ll see
what I mean”. And, “The record is packed
with 16 great songs and it rocks from beginning to
end. It’s great party music, it’s great
driving music, and it puts a smile on your face and stomp in your foot with
every track. The personality of the band
really comes through.”
They’re still playing clubs and shows whenever possible,
still in various bands, and who knows what will happen with “Guilty Treasures”, but for now, they’re just playing hard and
Lead singer Ty Webb says, “You gotta hear this CD, I
guarantee you haven’t heard anything like it, but it will feel like you have”.
The band is:
Ty Webb: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Morgan Stanley: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mary Lynch: Keyboards, Vocals
Guy Gadois: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Dick Standen: Bass Guitar