Chris Mariotti from South Africa. His family traveled and part of his major locations included Algeria, Italy and, eventually, Burbank, California. It was during his life in Italy that the artist began taking his music seriously, playing guitar and composing.
The Shadow is The Poets' other major member. From the Northern Lands, the drummer coincidentally lived in Italy before landing in Burbank. He was studying music, getting a degree in piano. He'd actually met Chris Mariotti in Italy.
With comparisons to the music of Alice in Chains, Nirvana, the Poets have produced well received tunes like Cryptic Code and Crow Girl. It is a strong sound with a voice as unique as it gets. With many influences that include grunge, classic rock and Goth, the artists are constantly in search of sounds and elements that will keep their style in a class by itself. Noir rock is intriguing and obsessive, filled with imagery of naked fetuses, black feathers and merciless winds. Every track deserves more than one listen, and each one reveals something new. Critics and fans do agree that if you enjoy Hitchcock movies and Edgar Allan Poe, the music of the Edgar Allan Poets and the world they want to share is more than worth a listen. It might even be worth two, and forever more.