This Los Angeles pop rock quartet serves up nothing but THE REALS thing. An addictive sonic cocktail of hook heavy melodies & Infectious retro riffs that packed a wallop on the bands independent 1999 release, "Three for the Road ". The Reals, founded by lead singer/guitarist Matt Ferguson, joined by drummer Jay Morgan, bassist Tony Hebert & Rob Ahlers on keys, guitars & vocals are ordering another round for 2002 with their new Album, "Thank You Card."

While playing at a local L.A. nightspot, THE REALS garnered the attention of the The Rembrandts' Danny Wilde who subsequently sang back up,co-produced & mixed many new cuts with the band. Wilde helped to hone their studio sound on tracks including " Thank you Card ", "She's the One ", " Settle for less" & " Around " among others. The Guitar driven " Settle For Less" visits the lyrical theme of lovesick infatuation in the refrain" I know I should settle for less / But I want you & more ", While " She's the One" offers a related lament: (you) Start me off slow, then finish with me fast/ Thought my heart was tough/But yours was built to last/ a Lifetime." Musically, THE REALS offer a distinctive classic modern hybrid which echo the influence of such bands as Crowded House, Cheap Trick & the Cars, and is exemplified on the McCartneyesque "Thank you Card" which features tone infused guitars textured with layers of harmony & percussion.

THE REALS are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest recordings with plans to tour the west coast the coming months. Having their song " Thank you Card " placed in the WB's hit T.V. series " Jack & Jill " it's clear the Reals are destined for Success!








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