Voice of Reason
Original members Adam and Britt Powell, and Blake Bosarge have been together over 8 years. John Schraeder was added in 2003. BPM's music is a hybrid mix of reggae, ska, and rock, combining an energetic rock style with a rhythmic sound characteristic of ska and reggae. Drum and bass driven, the guitar and keyboard add rhythmic accents. April 2, 2005 marked the release of the band's fourth full length CD.A Voice of Reason not only contains the band's best material to date, but also was engineered and produced by Cope Till who earned a platinum album for his work on Orgy's debut CD Candyass. 'Nevermind II' from BPM's second CD, Dubbin in da Gump, was included on Shuteye Records' compilation A Low Watt Document: Melodic Marvels and distributed to college and independent radio throughout The U.S. and Canada. 'Deviance' and 'Own Way' from their third CD, Tube Checker, were included on the soundtrack of the independent feature film Delivery Boy Chronicles starring Shawn Mullins. The band has played several large festivals including Jubilee CityFest, RiverJam, BayFest, Tallapalooza, Tigerstock, and The Watermelon Festival in Alabama, Camp Reggae in Tennessee, and the Rock 'n' Ride Music Festival in Kentucky. They've also played at colleges throughout Alabama such as Auburn Univ., Troy Univ., Huntingdon College, and Samford Univ. They have performed at clubs and other venues throughout Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida. The band was named Montgomery's 'Most Promising Act' by a panel assembled by the Montgomery Advertiser, won the Jubilee CityFest 'Battle of the Bands' in '03 and '04,'The Metro Battle of the Bands' in '03, and was voted the 'Readers Choice Award' for favorite local band by the readers of The Montgomery Advertiser. They were named 'High Times' magazine's unsigned band of the week in Sept. '04.