AmpleAngst, Jacksonville, Florida,
Genres: Indie, Folk, Country, Introspective, Lyrical
Recently released Thunder and Rain, a 10-song record featuring legendary cellist, Dave Eggar, is on Spotify, Pandora, and Itunes. It's songs have been performed songs on 89.9 WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida, and 93.1 WLNR, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale as well as rotations on CMR Europe and WWOZ.They will appear on the Knoxville's popular WDVX's Blue Plate Special November 8.
Ample Angst is the most recent musical project of songwriter, Mike Bernos, who after the successful creation of the blues-rock driven, Spice and the Po Boys, reconnects with his introspective folk roots. To best express his lyrically influenced songs, he brought together the velvet-voiced vocalist of Jacksonville's musical theater scene, Olivia Chernyshe; young violinist Joseph Henderson; multi-instrumentalist and co-collaborator of several years, Cyrus Quaranta; and slide guitarist Josh Cobb. The chemistry has produced rich musical textures and compelling harmonies between the crystal-clear mezzo-soprano of Chernyshev and the John-legend tinged voice of Quaranta. Bernos displays a broad musical range and a lithe lyrical touch with the eight songs he penned for the CD, Thunder and Rain. Between the elegiac ballad, "Let Her Go" and bluesy shuffle, "Neon Love," there is some New Orleans honky-tonk, country, and folk-gospel, which go straight to Bernos's indulgent roots curated in that great musical city. The band caught the attention of legendary studio and performing cellist, Dave Eggar, who is featured on the EP.