Recently named “Discovery of the Week” by Last.fm (March 2014) native rock power trio AMA is made up of childhood friends Rob Suchecki and Patrick Raimondi and RJ Dowhan. Rob and Pat started playing in bands together in rural Connecticut. Rob’s uncle had been giving him guitar lessons on a miniature acoustic since he was 8 and Patrick had discovered his dad’s 50’s Epiphone guitar. Patrick gravitated towards the bass and with a mutual love of punk blues and native rock borne from the likes Oasis Smashing Pumpkins Green Day and Nirvana he and Rob spent the next ten years performing countless shows in grimy bars they were far too young to be in.
After writing and recording their first EP as AM Aesthetic in 2009 “(AM)bivalence” they began to scour the internet looking for a drummer. Fellow Connecticut native RJ Dowhan perfectly filled the bill. RJ caught the music bug from his two older brothers one of whom played the drums. Being that the drum kit was set up lefty RJ learned to play it as such despite being right-handed. AM Aesthetic came to NYC and 2012 saw them recording their second EP “Waiting in the Wings.” Their top-flight musicianship (Rob’s credits include guitars on Beyonce’s latest “Best Thing I Never Had”) and their energetic and fun live shows drew the attention of BHiMG.
Signed to a development deal in late 2013 by BHiMG the band co-produced with its label their first full-length “Future//Tense” due in fall 2014. Two singles and video pre-releases were announced to local press (“We Caught Fire” November 2013 and “The End” March 2014) and garnered fan and industry attention. Under BHiMG and distributed through Caroline the singles will be re-released and a focus single will arrive with the LP in the fall. Rob (a pro independent engineer hired by Sony Universal Interscope RCA et.al. for their premiere artists) tracked the record drums were recorded at Mission Sounds (Oliver Strauss) and mixed/mastered by fellow engineer Jeremy Cimino (Pharrell Williams Mariah Carey et.al.).
AMA are finishing up the summer by playing out in the NYC-area preparing a four-state northeast US tour for their debut LP and joining in local live-performance promotions to support a compilation “From The Rabbit Hole” that features two of their songs as focus singles.