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Bio

Blu Monsoon – the freshest, most original band in Ohio - is a group of talented, award-winning, young professional musicians who have come together to create original music that has broad appeal without being cliché. They tailor their sound for any situation from an outdoor concert using multiple keyboards, bass, drum kit and guitar to an intimate club, winery or restaurant featuring just piano, bass and cajon (drum box). They also bring a unique flair to private events. Their following continues to grow with over 650 Facebook fans and an email list of over 100.

Blu Monsoon was formed in early 2012 at the end of a local cover band that included Mike Schirch (keys, composer, producer) and Jeff Jeric (bass). They immediately sought out Adam Hradisky (drums) who played with them in the Brecksville High School jazz band where both Adam and Mike won the Louis Armstrong award in consecutive years.

Much of 2012 was spent writing, practicing, and making their first recording, At 21 and Daisy. In 2013 they released their second album, Hot Tub Maintenance, which is available on I-Tunes and CD Baby. Their most recent release, an EP titled Three, came out in September 2015.

 
 
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Mike Schirch

Band Leader / Keys – With a degree in Music Production and Audio engineering, Mike fills many roles within the band including writer, producer, arranger, and recording engineer. Mike is a graduate of Brecksville Broadview - Hts High School and was a member of the Jazz Ensemble and recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award in 2012.  As a pianist of nearly 20 years, Mike has played with many other groups, and musician's in the Cleveland area. In addition to Blu Monsoon, he is a member of the St. Basil LifeTeen band in Brecksville and runs his own freelance production company,  Pineapple Production Co.

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ADAM Hradisky

Drums –  Adam is an exceptionally well-rounded drummer with experience in a variety of genres. Adam is graduate of Brecksville Broadview-Hts High School and was a member of the Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band. He is also a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award (2013) and was a member of the Ohio All-State Jazz Band in 2012. In addition to blu monsoon, Adam has played with a variety of groups and artists including Broken English and Daniel Rylander. On a national level, Adam has done a residency with touring musicals in Cleveland's Playhouse Square and Nantucket, MA.

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Jeff Jeric

Bass - Jeff is a talented bass player, coming from an entire family of musicians. His dad, also named Jeff Jeric, has been playing guitar in the Cleveland area for over 40 years. While Jeff spends a lot of time playing with blu monsoon, he is also attending the University of Akron and studying accounting. Naturally, Jeff has also performed with a variety of local groups. Like the rest of the band, Jeff is also a graduate of BBHHS and was a member of the Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble. When he's not performing shows, Jeff enjoys attending a variety of concerts both local and national.