Anathematic melodies, memorable hooks, and introspective lyrics are the trademark foundation of Beautiful Criminal's radio-friendly debut CD, scheduled for release in Jan08.
The band's unmistakable original sound was born out of friendship by two artists looking to find the true roots of art in music. Singer/Songwriter Nathan Picard's songs have been featured in such TV shows as Criminal Minds, Road Rules, Kyle XY and Army Wives. He has shared a stage such acts as Jewel, 3 Doors Down, The Calling and Lenny Kravetz. His song-writing has been raved about by Music Connection Magazine with the "1 Demo of the Year" and "Hot 100 Unsigned Artist of Year." Producer/Guitarist Kip Haynes is a LA studio player who has produced and performed and toured with countless bands, singers, and artists in Los Angeles and internationally. Nate and Kip are also joined by Drummer Kelly King (Rihanna, Stevie Scott, George Lynch) and Brazilian Bassist Daniel Gomes (Carlinhos Felix, Claudio Saper and Aline Silva, Metal Nombre) "Almost every song has a huge, memorable hook, we strive for songs that take you up, then bring you back down"-nate "These are kinds of songs and arrangements that stick in your head for days. Layers of texture against simple melodies, this is the style of writing that I love to produce."-kip
Together these friends and musicians are busy in the studio and on the stage, working the Los Angeles music scene with a fresh sound and an optimism that is as unique as their music itself.