As we enter a new decade, it is no wonder Bearquarium's progressive sound is considered a "scene cornerstone for years to come" (Seven Days VT). With their unique blend of afro-percussive rhythms, fiery horn lines, funky dance grooves and soulful vocals, this eight-piece ensemble puts on a live performance unlike any other. Nominated as a top finalist for Magic Hat's Sponsor Your Tour Contest (2009) and recognized as releasing a Most Notable VT Album of 2009, Bearquarium stands out as a breath of fresh air amongst your run-of-the-mill funk bands. The group released their debut self-titled album in July 2009, and is currently touring the northeast banging on drums in a town near you.
Here's what people are saying about Bearquarium:
"Rather than picking a genre and working within it, BQ pulls from the most soulful of styles, combines them through trial and error, and what comes out of the speakers is 100% pure, uncut, untainted good time music" (Lectric Pulp, 2010)
"Scene cornerstone for years to come... bursting with potential... professional polish" (Seven Days VT, 2009)
"Bearquarium live is tighter than tight... the sounds produced send a collective jolt of positive vibes into the crowd" (Lectric Pulp, 2010)