First Case Scenario
Promoting the spirit of free mind and spurning conformity, the result of their union is an emotional, intense example of thought provoking rock. Rich, powerful vocal harmonies blend seamlessly into shifting rhythms and evocative guitar work. The strength of Native Fiction lies in their ability to convey myriad moods, heightening tension and releasing it in dynamic waves that portray their dedication to professional ability. Their lyrics embrace vivid consciousness and the joys and pains that come with it, all injected with a wry sense of humor and a genuine curiosity for the human condition. Native Fiction was originally the brain child of Graham Czach and Phil Sheaff who, after several successful collaborations over the past ten years, wanted to bring forth their grandest vision yet. As both Graham and Phil graduated from college with their respective music degrees, they sought out other musicians who shared the same high standards. They found these attributes in Brandon Dickert, Matt Nelson, and Matt Nischan, and immediately realized they shared a similar musical vision and thought outside the lines of conventional modern rock music. The progressive palette of Native Fiction does not paint them into a corner defined by conventional genre. Rather, it frees them to explore sounds both physical and cerebral, rocking furiously with one glance and soaring harmoniously with one another. The energy contained in their studio recordings and on stage has lured a variety of local audiences, who are further hooked by their unique melody and thoughtful compositions. Choosing to blaze their own path, Native Fiction sounds like no other rock band today. However, for some points of reference, their collective influences include (but are not limited to) Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mr. Bungle, Miles Davis, Bob Marley, Phish, the Beatles, Faith No More, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Neil Young, MMW, Hendrix, Primus, Bill Evans, Debussy, Ravel, and many others.