Prepare for a lively performance in OKC from the three brothers and two best friends that make up Ceramic Animal — a band that will have you jamming along to sounds from ’70s rock while reflecting on an emotional and reflective lyrical journey. Originating from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Chris, Erik and Elliott Regan lead the band alongside childhood friends Anthony Marchione and Dallas Hosey. As an individually funded and self-produced group, Ceramic Animal reached such success on their own terms that they were able to release three stellar albums while building a vast fan base. The band hits the stage June 23 at Beer City Music Hall in Oklahoma City, opening for The Nude Party.
For their latest album, Ceramic Animal has partnered with Dan Auerbach, vocalist and guitarist of The Black Keys and producer at his label imprint, Easy Eye Sound. With a vivacious sound combined with imaginative performances, Ceramic Animal brings to light the creation of free-flowing music following the loss of the Regan brothers’ father, who served as the band’s number one supporter and greatest influence. The band’s album Sweet Unknown represents the complexities of human emotion through alienation and past memories while incorporating a powerhouse of energy into their music.
“The band was formulated from a heavy diet of four-hour cover sets multiple nights a week in our hometown,” said Chris Regan. “From there, the natural progression was to start incorporating the originals we had been working on. We got a mad organic chemistry that just reverberates through the speakers. The freedom that comes with writing and performing music is inspiring, and we do our best not to waste that freedom by staying true to what we like. We aren’t afraid to bend genres or try new things if it feels right.”
Despite Ceramic Animal’s dedication to creating original music while blowing audiences away with their chemistry, the group of five young men are also filled with charisma. “The most interesting part of the group is that we are all extremely funny and very handsome,” Chris said. “We stand out because we wear high-heeled boots so that we create a presence that is both intimidating while making you feel safe and loved. Sort of like a quiet, hardworking father.”
You can see the band in action at Beer City Music Hall on June 23.