Formed in Los Angeles, The Starters was created by three Motown obsessed indie rockers. The question they were always asking themselves was "Where is the soul in today's music?" It's one that is answered on their self-titled debut album, a collection of songs combining the dirtiness of home-cooked rock and roll with the stylish melodies of the 60's Motown sound. The Starters is comprised of two brothers from the East Coast: John Ferrigno, the smooth and commanding singer, strums his vintage guitars with abandon while crooning about loves lost and yet to be. Paul Ferrigno, the dramatic basher of old-school Ludwig drums, rolls through Benny Benjamin pickups with a volume that might skip the needle on your parents' 45s. Then there's Blakely from the Midwest: The shaven-headed Fender bassist pumps lines straight out of James Jamerson's school of funk. This noisy rock trio is stirred together with a rhythm and blues horn section, some main ingredients like saxophone, trumpet and trombone. 'I was born in California, somewhere in the sun, in love with you.' The honesty of this lyric permeates every aspect of the debut CD. Music Connection Magazine writes, 'With more great songs The Starters could be unstoppable.' In addition to regular performances at L.A.'s Viper Room, you can hear the music of The Starters in the award winning film, 'Rattle Basket'.