mcpherson

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Rock - New Wave | Burlington, Vermont, United States
Total Song Plays: 58   
Member Since: 2004
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Bio

Hailing from Burlington, VT - a town slated to be the next big indie scene in the 1980's,
Mcpherson was first introduced to the variety of music styles abound. Back when the scene was
vibrant and filled with bands of varied styles and backgrounds, Burlington was starting to be
the new 'get signed' town in music. "Like Athens, GA or Seattle, we were getting record labels
here to find new acts.", Mcpherson explains. The local scene was growing , until the drinking age
was nationally raised. "It killed off lots of bars and venues I guess,... I was a kid at the time."
Breaking out in the post punk influenced town, he formed and headed up the local act negative vibe
merchants (named for the British TV show The Young Ones). NVM lasted for several years, causing
some buzz in the local area due to their excessive and drunken stunts. "We were just little pricks, having fun..."
he reminisces. That continued until forming Army of the Twelve monkeys (who had a successful underground
hit "Light turns on"), Mcpherson's songwriting and playing got more edgy and musically refined.


Mcpherson has now revised the surf, punk reggae rock sound that clearly reflects his eighties
influences. He's now gone beyond standard band songwriting by playing all the instruments on his
solo debut CD single, Jones'. The song has proven to be an internet favorite so far, gaining
Some industry attention.

Mcpherson is currently working on an EP, as the single was originally intende