Attacking the over-saturated Rock ‘n’ Roll sound, LOWER LEVEL has introduced their very own fresh style of music. Blending acoustic with electric, alternative with pop, and folk with funk and rap, LOWER LEVEL has created a unique, “in your face” style that is overwhelming. On January 3, 2003, LOWER LEVEL will be unleashing a new album and ensuing tour that will take them across 22 states and over 75 venues.
Meet the band: JJ Usher – The lyrical journeyman and acoustic tickler grew up in Katy, TX and moved to NASHVILLE, attending Belmont University. He played solo acoustic gigs all over Nashville before returning to Texas to form the band, LOWER LEVEL. Ryan “G-Vine” Sirna – This cool Italian, dropping beats with the most intricate of original styles comes from San Marcos, TX. He graduated from Southwest Texas where he now teaches Drum Line and private lessons. He has won several national competitions for his talent with the sticks and skins, most recently leading his team to 4th place in the national PASIC indoor drum line competition. Chris York – The “Soul Brotha,” bringing a Bootsy Collins kind of funk to LOWER LEVEL, has been pounding on the bass for longer than anyone can remember. Growing up in Austin, TX, he has been a part of the music scene on Sixth Street his entire life.
A few critics have been quoted as follows: “Sounding like the love child of Blues Traveler and Wu Tang Clan……Frontman JJ Usher has a voice that sounds like the perfect blend of Kurt Cobain and John Popper……reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ finer moments” - Locker Gnome Audio
“…they have easily captured the college market and created a base for a building of endless success that none can tear down. - Study Breaks Magazine “….I was in a crowded room. People talking. People laughing. There were rich people, poor people, white people, black people, men and women, and in the midst of all the confusing irrelevant BS, I heard an interesting sound. I heard the chords of a common message rise from the floor…..I was truly on the LOWER LEVEL.” - Dante Moyer (Neuvox), Murfreesboro, TN