A brief history of 27
27 is Ayal Naor (bass, sampler), sisters Terri Christopher (drums) and Maria Christopher (vocals, guitar), with Adam McGrath (guitar).
If you flip throaugh any of the band members’ vinyl collections, you’ll find everything from Italian love songs, to art rock, to noise punk, to hip hop, to old school funk, to 60's and 70's easy listening, to savage Viking metal. Not afraid of marrying the force of heavy guitars and striking drums with electronic loops and hooky vocal melodies, the band has been able to meld their wide range of influences into a style of their own.
Because of 27’s eclectic sound, they have been fortunate enough to have shared the stage with a variety of notable bands such as Portugal. The Man, Explosions in the Sky, Minus the Bear, Pelican, Earth, the band Isis, and Mastodon.
Based in Boston Massachusetts, 27 has toured internationally numerous times, visiting the UK, Japan, Iceland, Austria, Portugal, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, The Czech Republic, Canada, and within the US itself.
27 has released four albums, eight 7” records, three EPs, and a compilation record, working with labels in the US, the UK, Austria, Japan, Spain and Belgium.
The band has landed a number of music placements in indie films, as well as in several primetime TV shows including Apple TV's "The Morning Show", Showtime’s “Shameless”, MTV’s “Awkward”, SyFy’s “The Magicians”, and ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”.
When not busy with 27, Adam can be heard fronting his high voltage power trio Nomad Stones, touring with his seminal rock band Cave In, or recording with Jacob Bannon’s Wear Your Wounds.
Terri has recorded and performed with Boston metal band Phantom Glue, and has released music with Dusty Skull, as well as Vardlokk featuring Grutle Kjellson from the extreme metal band Enslaved.
Maria and Ayal have contributed to works by other artists, most notably to the band Isis’s critically acclaimed record “Oceanic”.
27 is just completing a new full length record. Stay tuned for its release in spring 2020!