About The Project
The Project is an innovative blend of contemporary songwriting, groove-based improvisation, and classic rock energy.
This is "Junk Rock" (Jazz/Funk).
This is The Project.
The band was founded in the winter of 2006, when established singer-songwriter Andrew Furth met up with progressive lead guitarist Shane Becerra (Turnpike - Albany, NY) to work on some new original material. The combination of Becerra's Progressive-Rock infused lead and Furth's old-school Funk/Jazz rhythm creates a dynamic interplay which serves as the backbone of the band's songwriting style. Bassist Phil Logan, trained in Jazz and Hip-Hop, round out the songwriting core of The Project.
In 2008, the band's current lineup was finalized. Berklee keyboards man Sham Kim, with his Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, and R&B flourishes, add a bit more soul as well as jazz-sensibility to the band's groove. Berklee drum whiz Jake Cohen jumped behind the kit, and his laid-back Funk groove makes everyone want to "Get Up!" and dance.
Though young performers, their sound reflects a mature blend of classic and contemporary influences ranging from the Allman Brothers Band to Led Zeppelin, Phish, Radiohead, and Bob Marley. The band's live show is most definitely their strong point. Their improvisational talents, fun-loving personalities, and love for "the game" combined with their deep understanding of the emotion of rock and roll make it a pants-off dance party every time these guys take the stage.