"SICMaN is the punk rock version of the Grateful Dead" --J. Slutman, GWAR / ManIsDoomed
A genre bending rock band from Virginia Beach, VA. The name is weird, the sound is weirder. Heavy mellow music for the common man. With their ability to improvise and stretch out jams and mix it up with heavier rock tunes and spaced out folk, they can be summed up as a "punk rock version of the Grateful Dead".
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Joe Welch and Matt Holloman have been writing, playing, and recording music together since childhood. With the addition of bass player and long time friend, Scott Griffin, SICMAN has been performing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The band is currently recording their fourth album featuring an appearance by Dave Dreiwitz (of WEEN). In the last two years they have received nominations in numerous categories for VEER magazine's local music awards including "Album of The Year" for their 2012 release titled "Stale As It Ever Was" which aslo had a track featured on the RELIX Magazine CD compilation last summer. The band just finished an East Coast tour in spring 2013, stopping through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, NYC, and Massachusetts including a performance with members of WEEN at John & Peter's Place and a taping for Music Closet TV. The band is also making appearances at Poor Farm Fest (WVA) and The Cosmic Campout (VA) this summer. They have shared the stage with Instant Death featuring 4/5 of WEEN, The Whigs, and Company of Thieves, among others.
With their musical roots ranging from blues to prog-rock, the band produces a surprisingly smooth mixture of progressive Post-punk/Psyche-folk/Rock tunes.