The Its are Maciej (vocals, guitar), Nicko (bass), Pat (drums) and Eric (keyboard, guitar). They weren't always The Its, but the twenty-somethings were always drawn to each other through their addiction for music. Maciej (pronounced "ma-chie") was born in Poland. At the age of 4, his family relocated to the US. Even then, he knew that his aspirations lay in music. He recalls his ambitious attempt to write songs without knowing how to play his first instrument.
It was in high school that Maciej met Pat. Pat had been playing drums since the age of 10. He worked his way through garage punk bands to pub groups. Tired of playing in dead-end bands, the two joined forces. Nicko, simply known in their musical circle as "Bassist Nick," was initially recruited as a temporary bass player for a gig. Since then, he's never looked back. Eric, after months of searching for a band, was eager to join the band. He proved his worthiness after learning the demo songs in just one night. It was with the addition of Eric in early 2004, that The Its were complete.
Just a few months later, the band was selected by Billboard Magazine out of thousands to compete in Disc Makerís Independent Music World Series showcase at the famed Elbo Room. The Its played to a packed house of their growing fan base. The band continued their success when they performed at the MOBfest music conference. In addition to the showcases, they have received radio airplay from such stations as 93.1 XRT and 94.7 FM in Chicago.
Initially, the Chicago quartet produced a demo consisting of three songs ("In Your Pocket", "Take A Number", "Pay No Mind"). They recorded the tracks in their basement that had been reformed into a studio. Using the same studio, the band has recorded and released their self-titled album, which includes the demo songs. It is currently available through the bandís official website.
Channeling retrofitted rock Ďn roll, catchy riffs, and pop beats, their sound captures the familiarity of timeless rock, but remains eminently fresh and original. The Its blend together irresistible hooks, dynamic changes, and raw energy to create an addictive sound forged by an eclectic array of musical influences.
The Its will drag you into their wall of sound, surrounding you with music for the mind and body. They will make you dance and sing along. This is music for all the music-lovers. For those who want more than listening pleasure, but those who actually want to feel it, to breathe it, to live, and to experience it.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.theits.com/
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