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Audiobender is an all-original hard rock band from San Jose, California. Formed in 2012 by guitarist/singer-songwriter Jared Richard, he brought in longtime friends and former Soulorgy bandmates Paul Cingolani and Jeff Lemas on bass and drums, respectively. Since then they have garnered national praise, been compared to Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters, played some of the most prestigious venues in the country, shared stages with legendary national acts, and have amassed a fiercely devoted fan base.
From: San Jose, California
Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Power Pop
Members: Jared Richard, Jeff Lemas, Paul Cingolani
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"Their inaugural release, Reverb, pits singer/guitarist Jared Richard, bassist Paul Cingolani and drummer Jeff Lemas against a world of tepid alt-rock with a solution that draws a line in the sand between the mediocre and the great. One listen places Audiobender on the righteous side of the struggle. [Audiobender] invites you to come along for the ride, pitching out increasingly addictive riffs, hard-hitting solos, and a guide to some of rock's greatest musical moments."

"Live at the Whisky captures the rarefied air of a band at the height of their powers, dripping with passion and bristling with chops, at Hollywood's legendary Whiskey A Go Go night club."

"Their music style is essentially alternative rock, with a healthy dose of blues thrown in, somewhere between Jet and The White Stripes, with Jared Richard's expressive lead vocals sometimes bringing to mind Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant."

"There's a ton of skill here in this band and for a three-piece they're absolutely lighting up this album with all the audio-bending dynamics your ears could possibly want to hear. This amped up ending is the perfect punched-up performance to end off this album in the most memorable way they could."

"Audiobender has a bright and energetic sound" ".songs that run the gambit of styles and form a voice to be heard. Reverb is a definitive collection of high energy riffs and tight rhythm and percussion, every song from “Alright With Me” to “Say Goodnight” are pulsing with the good stuff."

"It is details like this that make you revisit Reverb over and over -- they snare you, and keep you. Some people shout in your face, and demand your attention, which you never want to give. Others invite. Audiobender are like a warm campfire on a dark night. Or a warm garage, complete with friends and refreshments, to get out of the cold. So don't believe the hype. Go looking for quality for yourself, and applaud it when you find it."

"All in all, Audiobender displays a live proficiency suited for the occasion. The new material points to an evolution of the San Jose act's sound, conjuring a hard[er] edge."

"The talent is showed off early on 'Alright With Me' with impressive drumming and guitar fills getting the crowd pumped. The pure rock and roll groove is strong on "MFH (Here Comes That Girl)" with its pumping beat and soaring vocals."

All songs written by Jared Richard, arranged Audiobender

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