John The Conqueror's self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and- BLACK vinyl! - new) mined from both the North and the South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly _ where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail. Moore and Gardner have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, and Moore learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop. "The trio from Mississippi, now based in Philly, have the smoothness of classic 50Ís soul mixed with a southern twang." _ Knuckle Rumbler "It's all smokestacks, greasy ball bearings, mudslides, and corn liquor swilled from mason jars; raggedly scorching guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythm section, and howled vocals. "Say What You Want" rockets me off my rear every time." _ Brian Greene / Happening Magazine
"Leader Pierre Moore has a matter-of-fact singing voice, tasteful six-string skills and a tuneful writing style that balances licks and melody and avoids classic rock overload." _ Michael Toland / The Big Takeover.
"They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes." _ Mad Chicago
"John The Conqueror's new LP is downright street smart funky." _ Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout.
"Pierre Moore is a charismatic frontman, strutting the stage, ripping away at guitar licks and belting out dynamic vocals. Joining Moore are his cousin Michael Gardner, a force of nature on drums, and local guy Ryan Lynn, who brings a rumbling low end to the mix." _ The Key WXPN