Big Metal Rooster

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2000.

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Sound description: Formed in the fall of 2000, Big Metal Rooster has been a part of the Midwest Jam scene in an enormous way. Playing Bars and Clubs for the past few years has given the band a chance to shape and define their sound, as well as provide an environment of musical imagination and appreciation for audiences of all ages. The music is a combination of deep entrancing rhythm, Latin inspired grooves, melodic expressions, layered harmonies, and innovative lyrics. BMR brings you high energy psychedelic electric rock.

Influences: Phish, Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, Allman Brothers Band, Frank Zappa

Similar to: Steve Kimock Band, Yes, Frank Zappa, Billy Goat




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Album cover Big Metal Rooster 2004


Big Metal Rooster's music is laid on a solid foundation built by Matt Miner's unique and powerful drumming and Andy Kroeker's ever-steady innovative bass playing. Guitarists Tom Fleming and Billy Wassung add to that their search and destroy interplay that is a force to be reckoned with. Dipping in and out of the musical fabric is keyboardist Grant Haun, who adds the necessary layers to tie it all together.

As a group they explore the light and dark realms of music as we know it. Their songs take on traditional elements borrowed from nearly every corner of the musical world. Combining their technicality, imaginative lyrics, and brilliant harmonies, Big Metal Rooster is sure to captivate any audience.