The Misconceptions formed in 2002. They've been together for 4 years. They are good at math.
David Rossmer (vocals, keyboards, ringleader) and Nathan A. Roberts (guitar, vocals, pony rides) started writing music together in Syracuse, New York in early 2002. They both had diverse musical backgrounds including classical training in various instruments, musical theater performance and production, and run-of-the-mill rock 'n roll...rocking. In addition to cowriting many of the first album, they took an extensive portfolio of David's existing songs and arranged them with a certain sound in mind. That sound has come to be known as "Carnival Rock".
If the music is the carnival, the members of the band are the showmen. The Misconceptions is made up of five unique, talented, and enthusiastic musicians.
The project that Rossmer and Roberts started recording in Syracuse would become the band's first album: My Name is Rossmer. They were able to contribute most of the vocals and instrumentation themselves, but of the myriad instruments that Rossmer and Roberts both have mastered, drums are not included. So before the album could be completed, it needed a good beating. That beating came courtesy of Kevin Adams (drums, vocals, house of mirrors). Roberts and Adams grew up together in Southeastern Pennsylvania and had been in bands together since high school. It seemed only natural for Roberts to ask Adams to join in on the fun.
Rossmer recruited friend George Konidaris (saxophone, guitar, vocals, bouncy castle), whom he had known since they were both kids in North Jersey. Originally, he was just going to play a few sax parts on My Name is Rossmer, but he was asked to join the band and help fill out the live sound. In addition to the aforementioned sax and guitar, Konidaris has also played the recorder, slide whistle, talking cow, keyboard, jaw harp, and cowbell on-stage with the band. He is the band's utility man, always filling in where needed.
The final attraction on the midway known as the Misconceptions is the bottom end. Brian Crotty (bass, vocals, tunnel of love) came to the band via his wife (yes ladies: he's taken), who was a coworker at one time or another of both Roberts and Adams. Though he originally signed on to play the bass and the bass alone, it was quickly discovered that his baritone was irresistible to the ladies, and his voice became featured in the band's live show.
After spending 2003-2004 playing in support of My Name is Rossmer, an automobile accident forced the band to take a two-year hiatus from performing. However, in this time the band did not stop writing and recording. While in the studio, the Misconceptions took what started as four new songs (most of which had become live favorites) and added to them an additional ten songs, creating the long-awaited Super Orange Happy Sauce, released July 2006. The band has now begun performing their first set of live dates in two years.
The Misconceptions are back, baby, and they are bringing Carnival Rock to your town!
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