The Fondas are soul revival by way of lighthearted pop and a tinge of messier garage. The dynamic and foxy frontwoman Julie Benjamin carries the momentum of the band with her forceful vocals and eye-catching presence on the stage. Also the drummer for the band Slumber Party, Benjamin is supported by a more than capable crew of Detroit rockers. Chip Sercombe was formerly in the Hysteric Narcotics and the Sillies, Mark Niemenski was also in the Hysteric Narcotics and Joe Burdick rocked with the Buzzards and the Dirtys. Steve Shaw is an ex-guitarist of the Detroit Cobras. In fact, the Fondas sound has a some similarity to that of the Cobras – playing soul and Motown covers, the bands draw from a similar pool of repertoire. The Cobras, however, have a stronger soul influence while the Fondas have more of a pop flavor.
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