Patrick J. McMahon (Lead Vocals)
Belinda Bach (Guitars, Vocals)
Jonathan (Stickman) Bach (Drums, Back-up Vocals)
Jeremy Wheeler (Keyboards and Pianos)
Sheldon (Lurch) Morley (Guitar and Bass)
Darkwave, Synth-Pop, and Ethereal Music
“Ockham’s Razor” began as many great ventures do,
in the smoky back room of a
The goal of Ockham’s Razor is to create a commercially viable sound, while still catering to the more discriminating music listener. The band possesses an uncanny ability to create a perfect marriage between the hard-hitting sounds of the latest electronic technologies with the smooth and elegant tones of live acoustic instruments. The lyrics resonate with a haunting but true to life ring which has regained so much popularity in recent years. Some of the songs tell stories, while others simply convey an emotional state of mind. In the tradition of many other great bands, Ockham’s Razor produces well crafted songs with memorable lyrics, and melodic hooks.
to his mother, Patrick J. McMahon
has been singing since before he could walk.
Classically trained in voice from the age of eight, Patrick is equally adept
at belting out Broadway favorites, the latest pop hits, or even Italian arias. His first professional singing gig was
performing Handel’s “Messiah” for a San Francisco Bay
Area ecclesiastical gathering. He has
also been a featured performer in the Junior Bach Festival of Berkeley, CA, and
took first place in vocal competitions throughout the state. While attending
Also involved in performances from a young age, Belinda & Jonathan Bach were raised in a “show-biz” family. The children of a retired rock-n-roll celebrity and professional opera singer, the two were used to music being a part of every day life. From a very young age both were taught the fundamentals of singing and performance in front of large groups. Both loved every thrilling minute they spent performing live on stage.
Belinda first took the stage at the age
of four when she played the youngest “Snow child”, in the Papermill Playhouse
production of “Carousel”. As a result,
she spent most of her grammar school years in some of the most prestigious
Magnet Arts Schools in
Jonathan, like his sister grew up with
the language of music, and has always been able to perform extremely difficult
vocal harmonies when he sang alone and in groups. It wasn’t until 1994, when he began learning
to play the standard drum set and other percussive instruments that his musical
talents really began to take form.
Although he had begun playing much later when compared to other drummers
in his age group, he was marching snare with his high school band soon thereafter. Among his many honors and achievements he was
invited to participate in the “Spirit of America” marching band ensemble tour of
Jeremy Wheeler was the fourth addition to the band, and his talent was beyond belief. He was able to pick up, duplicate and elaborate on both piano and synthesizer parts after only a few moments of listening to a piece of music. The band was amazed at how swiftly he picked up on the music and how fluidly he played. Jeremy not only plays the piano, but turned out to be a software and hardware wizard who understood not only the instruments, but the electronic devices that power them. Jeremy is also a classically trained trumpeter who had played in both small bands and large ensembles. His raw talent and ability to quickly pick up several new instruments made him an invaluable member of the band.
Watch this space for Sheldon's bio (coming soon!)
Razor is building a loyal following throughout the