You've found the modern, sophisticated style of Second Story. The band's unique brand of pop/rock blurs the line between commercial, 'radio-ready' rock and a more progressive, conceptual sound. You will discover unique, yet familiar songs, in which you can pinpoint dozens of influences - yet make no direct comparisons. As originally envisioned by the band's founders, Scott and Mark, the sound of Second Story would be primed for the Lilith Fair: warm female vocals, moving lyrics, and lush musical arrangements. Yet as the band developed - and the lineup evolved - that intended musical focus blurred. Reaching more and more deeply into their myriad of influences, Second Story eventually wound up with a swirling blend of pop, rock, progressive, AAA and electronic styles; a unique 'musical soufflé' which generally defies comparison to other established musical groups. 'Progressive rock fans of bands with stunning female vocals in the Northeastern corner of the United States that have discovered the up and coming sounds of Second Story are a very lucky breed. The band's self-titled and independently produced album is technically superb. Featuring twelve tracks that illustrate their collaborative breadth, it also demonstrates the members' individual versatility. With tremendous lead vocals, wonderful vocal harmonies and excellent instrumental work, Second Story's debut album is certain to attract many listeners and be selected as one of the finest recordings independently released by a new artist this year. A must listen!' ©1999 Russell W Elliot, from Musical Discoveries With four excellent singers in the band, the group's finely honed vocal blend is their most recognizable asset. But, they are also known for finely orchestrated arrangements, which often feature unusual playing styles and instruments. All of that aside, it is clear from the very first listen to the independently produced CD - songwriting came first for Second Story. The group's members come from a long and varied history in making music. Among the band members' past projects are the highly popular 'shock rock' group Inspector 12, progressive metal power trio Ransomed Soul, modern rock group Marcella's Dream (aka Under the Willow) and many more. Members of Second Story have also been involved in various audition-only ensembles, as well as done a number of freelance live and studio sessions. Since the group disbanded in 2004, members have gone on to successful projects Din Within (Mark), and FootFall (John), among others. Over the years that the band was playing, their unique 'sound' was found equally appealing by audiences at in-store appearances, outdoor festivals and rock clubs alike; they performed for appreciative audiences at popular venues all over the Delaware Valley region. In addition, the band has been a featured artist at many special events and concerts, including the Philadelphia AIDS walk, Medford Arts and Music Festival, and many other charity benefits and music festivals. Ultimately, the band members simply wrote music that satisfied themselves creatively. Infusing their songs with elements from progressive rock, pop, metal, jazz, trance... and the list goes on. The sound may not be the 'least common denominator' on commercial radio, but for the many people who 'get' it, it's a refreshing break from the norm. And Second Story's loyal fans thank them for it.