The Long Holidays play story songs about, for, and by, adventurers. Led by daytime scientist, night time songwriter, guitarist, and uke slinger, Jim Man o' War, the band covers both fictional and factual accounts of astronauts, sailors, submarines, and spies, while howling like coyotes, waxing poetic about a fall day, and breaking into romantic tunes for food channel chef Paula Deen.
With grade-A lyrics, The Long Holidays cook up a stir-fry of Johnny Cash Americana, Driving Indie-Rock, Haunting Surf Melodies, and Jangly ukulele rhythms. To top it all off, they fill their live sets with stories, unexpected covers, and audience led percussion sections.
Completing the lineup and arrangements are Andy Worshill (Bass, Trombone), Kevin Engelking (Piano/Drums) and Sean Garnreiter (Trumpet).
Jim and his crew are based in Los Angeles, and take small tours in a retired police cruiser. In February of 2010 they self-released 'The Adventure Through Liquid Space’, an 11 song album. They are currently working on their followup EP 'Through Two Lenses'. In addition, they have contributed music to two independent films (It's Hard To Talk To Girls, Masked), and won Check Your Focus's first theme contest for their VideoSong 'Lazy Day'.
The Long Holidays are an independent gem, a funny and high energy act with thoughtful songs, great stories, and many great adventures ahead of them.
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