Let's Check the Fridge
It all started nine years ago when the parents of Vin and Justin forced them to get together and play classical music one night at a social gathering. Although this genre of music didn't really stick for the duo, they began to experiment with different sounds when left to themselves. From this was born a group known as VJ grooves, which can most easily be described as an instrumental fusion between smooth jazz and blues. Years went by, and VJ grooves prevailed as small, yet somewhat popular underground band. As the two musicians went off to different schools, they both participated in a number of other bands, experimenting with even more diverse sounds and releasing over 6 albums between them. In January of 2005, Vin decided to explore another area of music, focusing more on a piano song in which lyrics could be written for. After showing it to Justin, the two decided to start a new chapter in their musical careers. After putting down a flowing melody with slick vocal harmonies, a new group was born, combining the energy of rock and VJ grooves in the traditional singer/songwriter style. In short, a new group, 4am, was born. Aren't you glad it was? Their first song, Framework of a Moment, was both written and performed on January 8th, 2005 for a friend's surprise party. The song was a hit and the guests demanded that more songs be written. Well, 4am could not let their fans down... They set about writing 3 more songs before recording them over spring break at Third Story Recording studios. Their first CD, 'Let's Check the Fridge,' was released in early June. 4am then began touring the Northern New Jersey area, playing every coffee house they could. They have had great responses from their shows and have been asked to come back to every venue they have played so far. Since then, they've booked more gigs (around Boston and New York), written more songs, and have even begun to plan their full length album. 4am has taken off. Don't you want to be part of it?