There are multiple artists by this name: 1) Growing up in the outskirts of the Motor City, it has become Bump's mission to resurrect the sounds that made Detroit a musical Mecca. After the recent years of Detroit's association with garage rock, hip-hop and rap rock, Bump is stepping up to fuse all the famous sounds the city was once known for. Yorg Kerasiotis combines the hooks and harmonies of the Stevie Wonder with the stage presence of James Brown, while Chris Sterr echoes the guitar tones of Mick Taylor, David Gilmour and classic Detroit rock. Holding the rhythm section all together is Eric Novak, who drops tasty bass-lines reminiscent of James Jamerson, and Clint Carpenter on drums laying down the groove like the great Stewart Copeland.
Bump has taken all of their Motown roots and has managed to create an unusual and unique sound to call their own. Formed in late 2002 in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, Bump spent the next couple of years hammering out smoked filled gigs in the dank bars of the Midwest while finishing up college. In late 2004 Bump returned to their original four piece line-up more focused on their goals and recorded their first studio EP, "The Heart of Cadillac Square", which was incidentally nominated for a Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording." In addition, 2005 marked Bump's first year as a full time band by throwing caution to the wind and living the dream. After being named by Jambase.com as one of the top "Bands to See in 2005" , Bump completed a successful tour of Colorado in February of 2005 followed by a sold out show in Detroit at the historical Magic Bag on March 4th, 2005.
Just when 2005 appeared to be the perfect year in the making, disaster strikes (doesn't it always?). The day before Bump's March/April East Coast tour, guitarist Chris Sterr ruptured his spleen leaving him bedridden for two months. Having never cancelled a show to date Bump pushed forward with the tour. While playing some shows with sit in guitarists (Gabe Johnson, Evan Perri) and some as just a three piece, Bump managed to get through the disaster in tact.Make Bump Playlist