The boa began at 25 West Patrick Street when Jason Varnadore offered Jon-Mikel Bailey a place to put his new drum kit. They jammed what eventually became 900 and some other songs for a while. Then, Jonathan Sander joined and the songs started flowing.
Eventually Jason moved to 5th Street and the boa was in full effect. With Tim Fortin on bass and Will Saxton behind the board, the band wrote the 5th Street Sessions and what became Domination.
Then came Imposition. Since this album the band has become more of a loose collective spawning multiple side projects like Imbisonic, Rod’s Garden Party, Curse the Bastard and Lady Bug. The story always comes back to the music. The rest is window dressing. See them live and you will see what we mean.
We formed the boa in 2001 and there have been many musicians who have shared in the experience that the boa has to offer. Original, diverse, and bone felt, the boa appeals to most people who like their music a little different.
Passionate, loud, and always on time, the boa delivers what people want from a live act. Yet a sense of unpredictability and danger envelopes the boa and all of it’s endeavors. Many keep coming back just to see what’s going to happen next or to take note of what has changed. One thing is for sure, the boa is a force all of it’s own and anyone involved with it is touched by it.