Blu Monsoon – the freshest, most original band in Ohio - is a group of talented, award-winning, college 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 intimate club, winery or restaurant featuring just piano, bass and cajon (drum box). Their following continues to grow with over 570 Facebook fans and an email list of over 100.
Blu Monsoon was formed in early 2012 after the end of a local cover band that included Mike Schirch (keys) and Jeff Jeric (bass). They immediately sought out Adam Hradisky(drums) who played with them in the Brecksville High School jazz band.
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 at gigs, by mail, iTunes and CD Baby. Their most recent release, an EP titled Three, came out in September 2015.
Mike Schirch – keys, lead writer, producer, arranger and recording engineer. Mike is a Recording Arts and Technology major at Cuyahoga County Community College. Mike took piano lessons for 12 years, played with the Brecksville High jazz band where he won the Louis Armstrong Award in 2012. He also played with several other local bands and “Commotion” which is the backing band for the school show choir. In addition to Blu Monsoon he is a member of the St. Basil LifeTeen band in Brecksville.
Jeff Jeric – bass. Jeff is studying accounting at the University of Akron. He was also a member of the Brecksville High jazz band. He played drums as a member of Brecksville High marching band and his church band.
Adam Hradisky – drums, percussion. Adam is a Jazz Studies major at Cuyahoga County Community College. Adam has taken drum lessons for many years and has an interest in different instruments. He played in the Brecksville High jazz and marching bands. Adam is also a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award (2013) and was a member of the Ohio All State Jazz Band in 2012.
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