Whatever happened to the rock n' roll we used to love?
Rock n’ roll that would leave you in awe, blow your mind, and change EVERYTHING? Rock n’ roll that gave you goosebumps and scared your parents? Did the over-inflated old beast finally keel over and wheeze its last breath or will it rise again to take back its rightful place in the soundtrack of your life? For far too long, the otherworldly mystical larger-than-life heroes that used to be pinned to bedroom walls have been suppressed in favor of charming down to earth folks with their anti-style and anti-rock. But, as any historian knows, the winds of change blow both ways and The Antoine Poncelet Band has answered the call of the nightbird.
During the global pandemic in 2021, magnetic and introspective former frontman of post-punkers Precious Bones, Antoine Poncelet sought out the most talented rock n’ rollers from across New Jersey to form a supergroup under his own banner to breathe new life into the fading forms of music that he grew up listening to. This was music that was mystical and magical, dangerous and dark, and filled with the energy that brings thousands out of homes and into the halls, shouting back anthems of the heart, mind, body, and soul.
Joined by Santos Menendez on keyboards and synths, Mark McClemens (Goon Saloon/Porch Rockers) on the bass, Peter Quilla (Vigilante Cowboys) on the guitar, and Justin Wright (Meteor Police) on the drums, The Antoine Poncelet Band has come together to give you back the rock n’ roll dreams you’ve been missing.
With song topics ranging from spirituality, the occult, nature, and the human condition to life in this material world, coupled with the most exciting pounding thunderous hard rock since the 70s and 80s, and one of the most electrifying must see live shows on the scene, The Antoine Poncelet Band has come for you!
By recontextualizing and blending their myriad of influences like The Doors, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Stones, Bowie and the Spiders, Iggy and the Stooges, Lou and the Velvets, Roxy Music, Bauhaus, The Cure, The Cult, The Sisters, etc.., The AP Band has created their own gothic and glittery original sound as they stake a place in the great succession of rock n’ roll, joining the greats in the old Tower of Song.
With several singles and music videos being readied for release over the next year and tour dates filling up, The Antoine Poncelet Band is certainly the band to be on the lookout for.