ing creates timeless original music across many borders, from Americana to 80s Britrock to vintage 60s lysergic garage psychedelia. From intimate coffeehouses to top clubs and festival stages, ing dances gleefully around and in the rock, pop and jam communities. ing got its first "big break" in 2003 when they opened for guitar great Jonny Lang at the 1600 seat Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. ing's set won over the crowd. The group has continued to stick to its guns of impassioned delivery and song craftsmanship, gaining new fans along the way. The band's last CD Stagger & Belligerence on Heyday Records received strong reviews:
"... brilliant.-- proving the relevance and resilience
of good ol' rock and roll."
San Francisco Bay Guardian January 21, 2004
Included on the disc are: the Britpop Better Don't Do (which has been used on the national TV programs Smallville and Men in Trees), passionate pile-driver Brotherhood Way, southern-stomping Connect In Grey the tormented country-western soul of Miracle Song and the heartfelt wonderment of Big Beautiful Dipper (featuring Doug Hilsinger on pedal steel).
ing was born as a duo in December 1995 with Mark Smotroff and Sean Mylett who remain the core of the group to this day. In the summer of '98, ing transformed into a four-piece rock ensemble and soon released, to strong reviews, their EP Liberty in 1999. Liberty showcased ing's rock and power pop sensibilities while capturing the group's dynamic live energy. Billboard called it "stellar" and "fresh and original". This reputation is underscored by the band being voted "Best Local Rock Band" in the "Best of the Bay" Reader's Polls for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (2002), SF Weekly (2003) and San Francisco Magazine (2003).
ing's music is available online at CD Baby, iTunes and many other online music stores.
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