"Having a special quality that allows for one's music to stand out from the crowd can really help make a band shine. Such diversity is one of the strong points behind The Absolute Zeros. Not only does their music cross many styles, but their members cross many generations and walks of life. When put together, they all make incredible music." Bill McThrill, The Compendium Vol 3, Issue
Formed from an unlikely union of beachtown British singer/songwriter Kelvin Cochrane and North Philly percussionist extraordinaire Sabu Rex, The Absolute Zeros performed a few low key gigs in 2006 while concentrating mostly on recording and finding the essential parts of a full live band
Enter Steve La Monica and Bill Rose in January 2007. Steve nonchalantly strolled in and managed to fill the all important shoes of the bass player after a year long search.
Bill isn't just a drummer he plays guitar bass, keyboards and saxophone!!! The down side of this is that you can't hit him with all the usual drummer jokes, ("What do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians? etc etc) the plus side speaks for itself.
The line-up was completed with the addition of Austin Madert on lead guitar in March 2007. Wah Wah stomping, mouth open bending, blues lick riffing Austin brings a very cool vibe to the band and has added some much needed melodic interjections to compliment Kelvin's chunky rhythm playing
With a full line up, The Absolute Zeros hit the Philadelphia scene in March of 2007, quickly gaining a loyal local following through their dynamic performances at Philly venues including World Cafe Live, Grape Street Pub, and The Khyber to name a few.
Career highlights so far include
March 2007 - Standout Performer at World Cafe's weekly Philly Rising series (earning them a spot in the "Cream:Best of Philly Rising" monthly showcas
June 2007 - Selected to perform in an industry showcase sponsored by Thorpe Productions/Origivation Magazine (earning them a spot in the 6th annual Dewey Beach Music Festival
September 2007 - Headlined the Northern Liberties Music Festival w/Downtown Harves
September 2007 - Performed at the Dewey Beach Music Conference (named a "must see act" by Spark! Weekly http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070925/SPARK0101/709260313/1129/rss0
October 2007 - Filmed by Comcast cable to be featured on Comcast on Demand in Philadelphia in their "Get Local" highlight section (Air dates 12/7-12/28/2007
December 2007 - Selected as "Standout Performers" for a second time in 2007 at World Cafe Live's weekly Philly Rising series. Invited to participate in "Cream:Best of Philly Rising" on 1/6/2008
January 2008 - Selected as Standout Performer of Dec 07 at World Cafe Live's monthly "Cream: Best of Philly Rising" series! Invited to perform in the annual Best of Philly Rising showcase on 1/18/2007 on the main stage at World Cafe Live with 11 other monthly winners
With the release of their debut EP in November 2007, The Absolute Zeros are prepared to promote the disc heavily in 2008 and expand their fanbase throughout the PA, NJ, DE and NY region and beyond
FUNKY as you wanna be, more ROCK than Gibraltar, SOUL to the ninth power, COOLER than ice-cold.....The Absolute Zeros blow your mind