Thru The Haze
Thru the Haze was formed after A Thousand Valleys disbanded. John, Mike, and Alex decided to regroup and focus on an edgier style. The 3 started writing songs and finding a direction. The resulting sound was a modern take on the riff-oriented blues rock from the 60’s & 70's while maintaining pop sensibilities. All they needed was a strong frontman, that’s when Alex called Ben. Ben and Alex played together in the 90’s with the local band Fargone. As a foursome, they found a co-writing partnership that was exactly what Thru the Haze needed. Riffs and jams turned into songs! The result is an eclectic style spanning multiple genres and generations of rock. Thru the Haze is recently released their demo EP "Friday Night / Another Lie", is currently performing throughout the “SF North Bay Area”, and working on their debut full length album.
Drums and Precussion
John Fisher starting playing the drums when he was 7 after discovering The Beatles. John has previously played with Ted Turner from Wishbone Ash, and Sam Andrew from big Brother and the Holding Company. John lays the backbeat drawing inspiration from the blues and classic rock.
Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
A man of few words, but great lyrical prowess, Ben Hillyer draws upon his introspective nature to write from the heart. Sometimes driving the song, sometimes acting as a counter balance to the music, but always reaching his audience.
From an early age Mike was always drawn to 'the groove'. His musical career stared on piano, but that was quicky replaced with the bass. Drawing inspiration from 70's funk, heavy metal, and everything in between, Mike's fluid and driving approach to bass is the backbone of Thru The Haze's sound.
All his life, Alex has been passionate about music and had a special love of guitar. His first guitar was a $20 Silvertone he bought at a consignment shop and the rest is history. Alex has spent a lifetime studying music, and has played in a variety of groups spanning multiple styles.
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