In 2012, Fin Records plans to release the back catalog of Sister Psychic. We'll be adding material here as we near the release dates. In the meantime, here is their bio from the release of their first album, "Fuel" in 1992:
Andy Davenhall – vocals, guitars, primary songwriter
Christian Fulghum – bass, co-songwriter
Ryan Vego – drums
Although the group hails from a certain northwestern city known for soaking up budgetfuls of A&R expense accounts, Sister Psychic really has little to do with grunge. While the influences are there, Sister Psychic veers off in its own direction and territory with strong hooks, and introspective lyrics.
"What brought us together as a band was each of us having the worst summer of our lives," says Christian. "We started hanging out together and playing music just for fun, but what I found was that Andy had written some of the most amazing songs I'd ever heard."
"The first time we got together it was, 'Bam!" remembers Andy. "It was like being a teenager playing music in a garage." Each of them had been in a variety of bands before, but this time they weren't playing for "chops." So, to make it especially challenging, they played musical chairs with their roles: Any, a classically trained musician with a well-established reputation as a drummer in Seattle, decided to come out from behind his kit to be lead singer and guitarist. Christian, a guitarist by choice, converted to bass, and Ryan, who had been fronting a band and hadn't touched his drum kit in months, picked up the sticks.
"We were playing by the seat of our pants and realized we were having fun and making good music," says Ryan. The band started getting gigs, not an easy thing to do in Seattle these days, and record labels began sniffing around. The trio decided to send a tape off to old friend, Restless A&R/business affairs man David Gerber, just to get some advice. Restless signed them on the spot.
Their debut release FUEL will show you why.