Jake Knight-Lyrics, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Katherine Harville- Vocals, Piano, Organ
Sean Warpenburg- Bass
Spencer Apple- Drums
Progressive pop from Cincinnati, Ohio, featuring singer-songwriter Robert Cherry, bassist-producer John Curley, drummer-singer Joe Klug, guitarist-singer Robbie Reider and keyboardist-singer Guy Vanasse. In a world carved out by Plastic Ants you’re only as tall as the height of your hopes. And things? Well, they’re looking up.
It all started sometime between 2001 and 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio with a Sad Bastards Night at the Beachland Tavern and songs from Bliss & Its Consequences. Low Sun Fire and Brave New Strange followed.
In 2016, A.K. Strange, Carla Cherry (who directs the Night Divided) and Jon Toerner (ex of Cowgirl) congregated in Cincinnati to make music in a warehouse. In late-2017, work began on a new record. Expected release: November 2018.
The Big Takeover magazine said this about the Amprays: “It’s what Wilco might sound like covering Guided By Voices… The Amprays paint their pop gems with rock’s primary colors — big open chords through small, dirty amps.”
Absolute Powerpop listed Brave New Strange among its favorite releases of 2013. We’re not entirely sure what power pop is/was, but we accept the challenge.