The WizBangs, the multi-genre rock/pop band father-and-sons trio out of southeastern Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce their debut album, Life, Love and Other Mishaps, is out today. The father-and-sons trio consist of Jim Feenstra (vocals) and his two sons, Charles Feenstra (vocals, guitar, keys) and J.P. Feenstra (drums). Written as a collaboration among the threesome, their music is a combination of rock, rock-a-billy, jazz, and indie singer-songwriter. Life, Love and Other Mishaps is now available on iTunes and other major digital sites.
The Feenstra clan has music in their genes. Jim grew up in Los Angeles honing his love for music by seeing Elton John, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Linda Ronstadt among other music icons in concert throughout his youth. His boys, Charles and JP, grew up playing music and performing in various bands in Philadelphia and Reading, including Charles performing with the Reading Youth Orchestra. While Charles wrote songs for years, it wasn’t until Charles was in rehab that he and his father started writing songs together. Collaborating on lyrics and melodies became part of the healing process and reconnected the two.
The father and sons aspect came to fruition when Charles lived with Jim while caring for his ill girlfriend. J.P. added his strong musical talents to fine-tune the songs and recruit friends to join in on creating the album. By the time Jim retired as head of marketing for Penske Corporation’s Reading, PA based transportation business, he and Charles had a large repertoire of original songs. Jim focused his full attention on music and invited his sons to bring the songs to life in the studio. The trio were joined by their musician friends on bass, keys, fiddle, accordion and sax. Grammy Award-winning producer, Will Russell, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the album. Thus their debut album, Life, Love and Other Mishaps, was born.
AudioFuzz calls The WizBangs “One of the great new bands this year!” Be sure to check out their debut album, Life, Love and Other Mishaps, now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby and other digital sites. Stay tuned for more live shows and videos coming soon!