Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Gary B and the Notions

November 09, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Kristofor Heath, bass and vocals; Gary Barrett Jr., guitar and lead vocals; Tim Sullivan, guitar; Paul Turowski, drums

Founded in --2004

Style --indie rock and pop

Influenced by --XTC, Thin Lizzy, Television

Notable --The band plans to release its first album, Get Those Crazy Notions, next month. The title comes from lyrics to a Queen song, and the band's music has the same rollicking attitude as some Queen tunes.

Quotable --"We're not like heavy or political," Heath said. "It's pretty much fun music. I'd say lyrically it's kind of playful and nostalgic."

Hear Gary B and the Notions on Sunday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com. The band: myspace.com/garybandthenotions.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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