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Here's what they're saying about The Complication:
"Raw, energetic...The Complication is definitely a force to be reckoned with!!!" - Anthony Streeter, Modern Rock Music Group, Dallas
"Powerful & energetic - The Complication is a rare breed with a dynamic female lead guitarist/vocalist. They should be opening for Halestorm!" - Gary McDowell, Tootsie's Nashville
"You want to see one high energy, super intensive band, check out The Complication. Fronted by the super impressive Annie B., they will keep you out of your seats and keep you rocking!!" -Derek Capron, Divided Reality Promotions and Entertainment, Nashville, TN
The Complication encompasses an array of emotion and movement, creating earworms with undeniable groove hooks while at the same time, making you want to start up the mosh pit, with driving drum & bass/guitar power-rhythms and in-your-face vocal power. Offerings from the Milwaukee-based rock act reflect on relationships and heartache, personal struggles, lessons learned, and tongue-in-cheek commentaries about life in the 21st century. The band is often found touring all over the U.S., making waves in small and large markets. Recommended if you like Joan Jett, Nirvana, Pat Benatar, Halestorm, and Heart, but the band has a sound all their own that doesn't sound like any of these artists.
"Sanitary Hell", The Complication's 2017 effort, is the 9th CD release for the prolific, award-winning singer/songwriter and founding member Annie B. Annie was inspired at a young age the year John Lennon was shot, when she heard on a special radio show about Lennon's life & music, an old recording of The Beatles performing "All My Loving" live - and you could hardly hear The Beatles.... you could mostly hear the screaming girls. It was then that she decided she needed to play rock 'n' roll when she grew up. She started on the West Coast and headlined Sunset Strip Clubs from 1999-2006 and garnered widespread U.S. airplay with her then punk-metal band, landing on commercial rock charts alongside Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographers, and Coheed & Cambria.
The Complication rocks with similar momentum. Notable appearances include various summer concert series & festivals as well as tours all over the U.S., supporting rock acts such as Bobaflex, Another Lost Year, and Smile Empty Soul, numerous television, radio, and press highlights for the band including Annie’s cover/feature in HERLIFE Magazine, and airplay all over the state.
Chicago bassist "Flip" has played with various groups in his career including Rubberhead, Bone Sugar, Catalano (CD “Into The Darkness”), Metamorphis, and The Travis Bickle All-Stars, co-founded with Bob Left. In 2001, he recorded a solo CD “Mike Filipek – Come On In” (Los Fish Records) that received airplay on 95WIIL Rock, US College Radio, and received some interest in Italy. Mike listens to all types of music from jazz, Cajun folk/Zydeco, Paris Café, Metal, Rap /Hip hop (mostly Dr. Dre Productions), and he has as much fun being a fan as he does performing. When he’s not playing music, he enjoys photography, travel, hanging with friends, and exploring new restaurants.
Hard-pounding drummer from the Midwest, Dave “Roaddog” Bishop has played with numerous bands throughout his career, from the West Coast to Chicago, to Texas and in between, playing in hard rock and metal bands for some time, including well-known Serve The Shame. His former bands have opened for Warrant, Slaughter, & Saliva, just to name a few! As The Dog says: Drums are his life, and he’s very thankful that he has the opportunity to do what he loves, and share this passion with the world!
The Complication is technically a trio, but the band works with the best guitarists from Southeast Wisconsin shredding on lead guitar for many of their live shows. Award-winning guitarist Peter Mac sits in with the band often, bringing his undeniable passion and skill.
FUN FACT: Annie B’s vocals are featured on Metallica tribute CD “Puppet Masters”. She sang lead vocals on "Blackened", also featuring Tony Franklin on bass (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, The FIRM), Chris Poland on lead guitar (formerly of Megadeth), and Gene McEwen on drums (Armed Forces, Steel Prophet, Takara). According to Franklin, she "Nailed it!"
"The Complication EXPLODES in front of a crowd! ‘Fancies of a Random Heart’ is also a great showcase for Annie B’s powerful, edgy and yet endearing vocal style.” - Dan Laske, Southeast Wisconsin Arts Guild
"Back Alley Gallery was thrilled to host the Complication. A surprise, last minute booking lead to an evening with a serious band of road warriors that delivered an engaging set of original rock music fronted by powerhouse vocalist and guitarist Annie B." - The Back Alley Gallery, Oklahoma City
"Annie B is a top-notch vocalist with massive stage energy and smart original rock songs.” - Hannah Frank, Chicago Acoustic Underground
"One of the most passionate musicians I have ever worked with, Annie B is a fiery asset to our Wisconsin music scene." - Zoy Begos, WAMI President
“Annie’s got some serious songwriting chops!” – Willy Porter
“If Nirvana & Heart had a baby, it would be The Complication!” – fan of The Complication