Victor Bravo is a band on a mission. Influenced by such bands as Sugar, Superchunk and L7, the trio combines elements of punk, lo-fi garage, grunge, pop and hard rock into a distinctive, heavy sound. Their one goal: to play their guts out and give every person listening one hell of a good time. Frontman Collin Frendz lays his heart-stopping electric guitar work and gut-twisting, but cunningly catchy vocals over Dan Collins' thunderous, back-breaking beats. The band burns to play live and this passion blasts through in their atomic stage performances. Collin and Dan were born in a one-two punch in the same hospital, two days apart. Growing up together in Maine, they’ve been playing and arguing with each other ever since. After beginning in Boston and rehearsing across the hall from goth friends Plumerai, eventually Collin moved to Brooklyn and Dan followed, and the two began playing and writing songs together in by-the-hour rehearsal studios on Staten Island and the Lower East Side. They joined forces with their old friend Scott Mason, who mixed, co-produced and played bass on their debut EP. Later on, they met Dani Read, who checked out the band's initial tracks on MySpace and contacted them. Dani played bass with the band during their early live shows. Most recently, they've been joined on bass by Suzanne Sterne from prog/metal powerhouse Ruby Bullet, and Mark Wheeler, a recent punk/metal transplant originally from Nashville. Their self-released EP, Shut Out the Sky, a 4-song CD recorded in the classic punk do-it-yourself style, is receiving rave reviews on the Web, and listeners from as far away as Europe and Australia are ordering it on-line. The EP is currently available direct from the band's website victorbravo.com, CDBaby, Apple's iTunes and other digital online music retailers. Word of their high-energy, machine gun live sets is quickly spreading around New York City, where their fiercely-dedicated following is growing with each show. Having made one foray into Boston, the band plans to soon play more shows there and in other East Coast cities as well.
Iggy Pop, Dead Kennedys, Dinosaur Jr., Mission of Burma, Hüsker Dü, Gang of Four
Hüsker Dü/Sugar/Bob Mould, Juliana Hatfield, Hole, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, L7, Superchunk, Band of Susans