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THE BIG PROVIDER WHO: Two hard working, hard playing brothers from Northern California and a rock solid Philadelphia drummer. The three hooked up through a near catastrophic finger laceration and almost immediately formed what has become one of San Diego's most consistent draws, rocking club after club with an energy that would suggest the boys are playing for the Queen herself. SOUND: With shockingly tight Police-esque grooves pounding forth from drummer Brendan Concannon and bassist Joey California, it is nearly impossible not to join the seething swarm of bodies immediately in front of the stage. But sit back and bask in the vocals and you will understand that it is singer-guitarist Jackson Price's pitch-perfect sultry swoon and Joey California's Bee Gees meet Journey falsettos that set The Big Provider apart from their peers. Price explains, "We're all nostalgic for the vocals of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Van Morrison, even The Crash Test Dummies; vocalists with style, grace, depth. We're just trying to add our own stamp, to sing what we feel, in a way that makes people stop and say 'shit, those guys are for real.'" Add Price's ear-candy clean guitar rhythms and ear-splitting rock solos and you have The Big Provider; a sound built of rock, soul, ska, reggae, and a desire to make a mark on the world. PROVIDING WHAT? The trio fields endless questions regarding their name. So, what does it mean? "Whatever you want it to," explains Concannon. "If you're out for dancing & partying, we're providing that. Music that you can listen to over and over and find something new and exciting each time, we're providing that too. Straight up great rock, yep. And if you're looking for the soundtrack to your day, the music that makes life better, sex music, well, you get the point." BROTHERLY LOVE: Coming to California from The City of Brotherly Love, Brendan Concannon was not surprised to find himself on the road and in the studio with two loving, bickering brothers. "Joey and Jackson have this ridiculous give/take relationship in all aspects of our music; give an idea take some criticism, there is really no restraint, our songs are borne through pushing, pulling, cutting, pasting, bitching, and laughing. And it works!" explains the backbone of the trio. Conversely, the brothers are thrilled to have a solid third "brother" that they never got from their parents. Adds California, "Brendan is such a steady foundation, when Jay [Jackson] and I get rolling, he just steps in like, 'knock that shit off,' and we pretty much function like a well oiled machine in that sense." Whatever the dynamics, it's agreed: IT WORKS! HAIR WE GO AGAIN: One look at the trio will tell you that they're not interested in fitting into the cookie cutter pop style machine. "We're pretty much not interested in eyeliner and image," states California. But the hair? Price interjects, "Hair is power!" While the freshly shorn Concannon sums it up in his own words, "Skin is in.'