Bryan Quintard: Lead Guitar/Vocals/MGMT
Hunter Parker: Saxophone
George Thornton: Bass/Vocals
Tom Barrington: Drums
Mike Zeigler: Spirit Friend
Coming from Greenville,NC the psychedelic textures of Psylo Joe began back in Spring of 2014. Meeting at a local music venue called Peasant's Pub during open mic sessions, the band formed a relationship and started playing music together. Bryan and Matt formed the idea back in college playing with friends and had a barn that was called the "Silo" in the backyard of Bryan's college house where they held parties. The first part of the name "Psylo" comes from the barn they started in, but they spell it with a "P-s-y" to relate to the Psyches of the mind ("Music moves our mind"). "Joe" resembles that each person is just like you and I, average Joe's.
Psylo Joe is an improvisational band who explores divergent areas of music such as funk, rock, acid jazz, blues, and traditional. The band consists of Bryan (guitar, vox), George (Bass), Hunter (saxophone), and Tom (drums). The band has taken their artistry all across North Carolina, and have developed a loyal and congenial following. Psylo Joe provides an elevation of the mind and soul, and is surely one of the most welcoming bands around.
- Charlie ("Mr. Charlie") Powers
"Their debut EP, A Peasant's Life, released in January, is a high energy celebration of their love of jammy grooves and dance-party funk. "We all have many different influences throughout each member," says lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan Quintard. "That's really what gives us a lot of room to fill many different genres. I wouldn't say we are one particular genre and that's why we can be considered a 'jam band' because we love to improvise and play many different styles. The most striking quality of A Peasant's Life is the band's ability to capture the energy of a live show on the album. They're all very in sync with each other when it comes to both energy and rhythm. Each member is comfortable pushing and pulling on the beat in various places and they all seem to know where the other players will be. It's this type of intuitive playing that defines their own sound and makes them such a great live show to see. " (Brian Swenk, Homegrown Music Netowork)
~With a stance towards patience and versatility, dynamic drum/bass work and bursts of psychedelic funk riffs supported by an incredible saxophone player, Psylo Joe is a band you do not want to miss~