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Musical and Performance Style
BJ is known as a passionate and lusty performer who hurls himself with reckless abandon into his music. His self-deprecating humor, tendency to go off on fanciful tangents, and positive messages of self-worth and living free of shame tend to endear him to his audience.
Comprised of BJ and his long time friend and collaborator Boston McReady. Highly influenced by the epic imagery and performance ethic of legendary songwriter Jim Steinman, the brains behind Meat Loaf's seminal Bat Out Of Hell.
This is a sort of supergroup created by BJ to bring his persona and songs into a full-blown rock setting.
BJ has only officially released music recorded as a solo act, though he has made recordings by Acoustic Animals and The Bucknaked Badasses available via his MySpace profile. Plans are afoot for an anthology of all of his recordings to date, and he has expressed interest in taking advantage of the singles-based career model gaining more relevance as CDs are increasingly rendered obsolete by new technology.
- Songs For the 11th Floor Vending Machine EP (2004)
- Emotion (2006)
BJ has been living a rambling life on the road for the better part of two years, claiming to have been employed by the Green Bay Packers as a special locker room assistant during their past two NFL seasons. Electronic dispatches made via his MySpace blog included disturbing accounts of run-ins with a mysterious man known as "Reverend Brute."
He recently returned to Bloomington, announcing his return with the release of a new single recorded with musician and recording engineer Mike Adams, Husky Boy Bounce.