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ANTHONY GERACI AND THE HIPNOTICS

Anthony Geraci is the award winning keyboard master from Sugar Ray and The Bluetones most of the time...in his spare time he's assembled a quintet of quite a different stripe but more formidable than even the mighty Bluetones. The HipNotics boast all the badass guitar, blistering rhythm section, killer keys you can imagine but then add in the unmistakable roots edge of Boston with one of it's stalwart founders Dennis Brennan. Willie J. Laws, Michael 'Mudcat' Ward, Anthony Geraci, Osi Brathwaite and Brennan have all taken a giant leap forward together as a band...all of them noted performers in their own right. This is different, contemporary, traditional in value but fresh, vibrant and pieced together really well. 

Willie J. Laws is a bad ass guitar player with a classic soulful voice. He's the de-facto frontman for Anthony Geraci and The HipNotics on the swampy, smoke stained song "The Smuggler." He's flanked by Geraci on piano and Dennis Brennan on harp while Michael "Mudcat" Ward on upright bass and Osi Brathwaite on drums tie down the rhythm. Killer band of seasoned pros with great songs, great texture and a truckload of power. From The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter studios.

Anthony Geraci and The Hipnotics

Anthony Geraci - piano, vocals

Willie J. Laws - guitar, vocals

Dennis Brennan - guitar, vocals, harmonica

Michael 'Mudcat' Ward - bass

Osi Braithwaite - drums

The Session Crew

Produced and edited by:
Bill Hurley

Cameras:
Maribeth Arena

Bill Hurley
H. Nat Stevens
Gerry Earabino
Ryan Nordstrom
Alex Kitay

Audio:
Eric Nordstrom
Connor Quigley

Mixed by:
Connor Quigley

Lighting/Special Effects:
Rick Smith