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Outside Pedestrian

Combining an eclectic mix of influences from jazz to modern metal, chamber music to rock, Outside Pedestrian takes on the spirit of fusion while creating their own genre defying voice in the twenty-first century. With each musician being accomplished in a wide range of styles, Outside Pedestrian’s voice emerges as a fresh new sound in contemporary instrumental music.

Guitarist, Anthony Fesmire, and bassist, David Lockeretz began their musical relationship in the early 1990s as students at Berklee College of Music. Through playing on each other’s respective projects, in college ensembles, and recording sessions the two developed a musical kinship that led to the formation of Outside Pedestrian as the two reunited in Los Angeles in 1999. At the time, Fesmire was producing an album with inmates at California Rehabilitation Center. Having the opportunity to record at the institution, Fesmire and Lockeretz were inspired by the intensive security at the prison that required passage through two heavily armed gates, the inside pedestrian and outside pedestrian gates, and the ensemble had found its name. The name Outside Pedestrian aptly describes a musical style that is eclectic and outside the norm.

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