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the Night Watchmen

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    Rise Up
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    Lost In California
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the Night Watchmen were a San Francisco-based band formed by songwriter, singer & pianist Gentry Bronson & bassist John Hudy in 2001.
Their debut EP 'llumination' was released in November '01 with Ryan Low on drums, who was soon replaced by Corey Losee.
Northern California audiences didn't know how to place the band or how to respond to their on-stage antics, audiences dressed in giant bunny costumes, old TVs playing circus videos or Bronson's bizarre rants as they performed in local venues.
Bronson changed up the group's attitude for the band's full-length album 'Lost In California', bringing in Jeff Hobbs on violin, trumpet & saxophone. The album was featured heavily on the site MP3.com where the band stayed in the Alternative Top 10 for a full year & their single 'When I Dream of You' reached the Top 20 out of over 100,000 songs on Garageband.com. An international cult fanbase developed & one critic called Bronson "Tori Amos with testicles".
Looking for a more solid sound, Bronson replaced Losee with jazz drummer Alex Aspinall. As the band began to get momentum, Hudy committed suicide in March 2004. Bronson & Aspinall decided to finish the album they were recording at the time and brought in upright bassist Adam Thompson. Their 3rd & final recording 'Rain Come Down' was released in April 2005.
The group disbanded the next year, but Aspinall & Thompson played on Bronson's 3rd solo album 'No War'. Bronson & Aspinall still collaborate & have numerous projects.

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