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STRANGE MACHINES


BIO: Strange Machines is Ricardo Barraza and Mike MacDonald on guitars and vocals, Bill Noonan on drums and Kris Hanson on bass. Mike and Ricardo have been playing in bands together since 2006, yet 2010 marks the beginning of their songwriting venture. Blending genres such as reggae, rock, jam and funk, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and harmonies with intricate instrumentation, they have created a unique sound that radiates with listeners. Catchy hooks & choruses met with high powered improv jamming makes this band a force to be reckoned with. Strange Machines has an impressive resume for such a new band, playing several sold out shows at popular Boston venues such as The Middle East Downstairs, Hard Rock Cafe and Davis Square Theatre, as well as packed venues throughout New England. In October of 2012, the band played to a full room at the famous Bitter End in New York City. With the release of their first studio EP "Space Cadet", Strange Machines plans to take the New England music scene and the country by storm. Their next big show will be at Brighton Music Hall on February 10th with national touring reggae/rock sensation Ballyhoo!

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by TV News Desk - November 19, 2020

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by TV News Desk - November 11, 2020

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by TV News Desk - June 03, 2020

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by TV News Desk - March 11, 2020

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by TV News Desk - March 05, 2020

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by TV News Desk - December 12, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

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by TV News Desk - April 19, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

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by TV News Desk - September 14, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2018

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by TV News Desk - June 13, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2018

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by TV News Desk - May 24, 2018

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by TV News Desk - May 14, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2018

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by TV News Desk - February 09, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2017

LA-based synth pop outfit A Million Machines have announced they will release their first full-length self-titled record in November 2017, preceded by the single 'Come Tonight'. Featuring 11 tracks, this album is a synth pop kaleidoscope, densely layered in clean, modular synthesizers and a heavy me...