Paul Briscoe , born in Las Vegas Nevada, raised in Brooklyn, New York, began his journey on Bass Guitar at the
age of 15. His first attraction to the instrument was the driving sound and fluid style that the bass provided in 70's and
80's dance music. His musical progression was natural and developed quickly, and he soon began performing in clubs playing
in various musical situations. During his mid to late 20's, he began studying privately at the Bass Collective in New York
City with Greg Jones and John Patitucci, as well as furthering his musical education with Long Island bass player George Panos.
Due to his easy going nature, Paul finds himself equally as comfortable in the studio as well as performing live. Learning
to separate and respect both of these aspects of playing, made him an "in demand" bass player on many studio sessions as well
as live shows. Some notable musicians that Paul feels very fortunate and privileged to have worked with are, Vocalist extraordinaire
Gia Piro, Broadway drummer and Studio Session ace Ray Grappone, Rock Fusion guitarist Joe X & the NY Express, Jazz guitarist
Jimmy Ponzi, Jazz Fusion guitarist Frank Romeo, Keyboard Virtuoso Frank Antico, and Las Vegas' "First Call" Fender Bass Player
... his Father, Gene Briscoe. Paul currently holds the Bass guitar chair in Comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay's band "The Brooklyn
Bad Boys," as well as being the Musical Director and CO-leader along side of Gia Piro in their NYC Corporate/Club band "Spoiled
Rotten." He considers himself very fortunate to have grown musically into many styles and attributes this to keeping his mind
and ears open to all genres' of music regardless of it's medium or complexity. Being a huge Jazz/Fusion fan, Paul found the
perfect outlet for his expression with Meridian Voice. He loves a challenge and feels that this ensemble is his musical meditation,
always pushing him to new heights of creativity. His place in Meridian Voice is one he holds close to his heart, creating
a style of music he loves with four musicians he looks up to as well as learns from.
Born in Belgrade (former Yugoslavia) in 1981, Igor moved
to Barcelona Spain at the age of 11. He started playing guitar at the age of 14. Igor subsequently played the Barcelona and
north mediterranian Spain circuit in various pop, rock, soul/R&B bands. He moved to the US in 2003 to study jazz. While
in Springfield Missouri, Igor played with delta bluesman King Klarentz, local country star Candy Coburn, Drury jazz band and
the Drury Big Band. He then moved to New York in 2005 and received a degree in jazz performance from The City College of New
York in June, 2007. While in New York, Igor has played everything from metal band Twilight Odyssey, soul band Cauldron, reggae
with Brown Rice Family, to jazz with Odilia Rivera and Sophia Bastian. In addition to his contribution with MeridianVoice,
Igor is currently playing with the funk band Blue Number Nine, and teaches musiic at the Mike Risko Music School.
Adrian McCloskey was born in Ohio in 1965. His first introduction to music was at the age of 4 when his parents
enrolled him in the Suzuki Violin Method where he learned the basics of music and music theory. At the age of 11 his family moved to Brooklyn N.Y. and he began playing trumpet in his
junior high school jazz band. Soon after, his stepfather, Sonny Payne was introduced into his life. Sonny
Payne was a famous jazz drummer who played with the likes of... Count Basie, Harry James and Frank Sinatra to name a few.
One summer, Sonny took Adrian on the road as a guest with the Harry James Band. Needless to say, after that trip he
was sold on playing drums. He began his love affair with the instrument and has never looked
back. He began learning the drums with Sonny and has since studied privately with among others : Joe Morello, Gary Chester,
Charlie Persip, Sam Ulano, Lorenzo Boston, James Preiss, Jim Payne and Kim Plainfield. His formal
music education includes the Edward R. Murrow High School Jazz program, 5 years of university studies at the Local 802 Musicians
Union Education Program at Lehman and Kingsborough colleges, and the Drummers Collective in NYC. He
has played professionally since the age of 14 with various artists, going on the road at 16. He has played on national
television and has performed around the globe at world famous locations including the Apollo Theater, the NAMM show in Anaheim,
California and Madison Square Garden in New York city. He has offered private drum instruction for over 20 years. He is currently performing and recording with various artists in the NYC area
including "Meridian Voice".
Lloyd played his first pro gig at the age of thirteen. Forty-two years later, he’s
still going strong. Shortly after graduating High School, Lloyd’s band, Haystacks Balboa was signed to Polydor Records.
In 1970, their self-titled LP produced by the legendary Shadow Morton ( Vanilla Fudge, New York Dolls) was released. A tour
followed opening for acts like Rod Stewart and the Faces, Black Sabbath, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull. The seventies
was a fruitful decade. Lloyd played with many local acts and did several record dates. The decade culminated with a group
called “Nightwatch” featuring Rod Price from Foghat. After a short tour, Lloyd moved to Manhattan in 1982 where
he began working as a sideman and session player touring and recording with acts like Edgar Winter, Clarence Clemons and the
Red Bank Rockers, Ellen Foley, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) and many more. In 1984, Lloyd began working as an
advertising music composer. In the last twenty-three years he has written, recorded and produced thousands of tracks including
work for Nestle, Budweiser, Chevy, Cheerios, Subway, Kay Jewelers and many, many more. In addition, he got to work with artists
like Squeeze, Carl Perkins, Lonnie Mack, Joe Ely, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) and musicians like Steve Khan, Will Lee, Marcus
Miller, Steve Gadd, Ron Carter, Anton Fig, Jim Keltner, Paul Shafer, and many many more. Now Lloyd has joined forces with
Meridian Voice, coming full circle in his career. This will prove to be the most exciting experience of all.