In 2001, the musical adventure of The Murmurs is completed to give way to GUSH. An all new project for Leisha and Heather which, accompanied by two other musicians already present with The Murmurs and by a new guitarist, decided to give a sound resolutely more rock'n'roll to their music:
From http://www.themurmurs.com/ - 02/2001 (the site does not exist any more... ) :
As most of you know, it has
been a year since we parted ways with MCA and over two years since we
have released anything publicly. We have spent much of this time
rediscovering ourselves as artists and musicians, free from the critical
hit-driven eye of the industry. During this period, we have felt free to
follow our creative instincts and to allow our music to take on a new
Gush debuted in May, 2001 with a month-long residency at Spaceland in Los Angeles, California. The band just completed a four-song demo under the guidance of producer R. Walt Vincent, and is now playing on-demand performances in local L.A. hot spots.
photos : Copyright © John Perry
Gush doesn't exist anymore since 2004, Heather and Leisha having decided to privilege their respective careers. Leisha is very seized with her role in ttelevision series The L Word, but she's still writing music and will eventualy start another band:
Leisha (showtime chat - 02/15/2004):"it was a very difficult decision when I took the show to know if I would have time to do both. Eventually it turned out that it's too difficult to straddle the two careers. But when I get home after shooting, like right now when I'm on hiatus, I have plenty of time to write and will eventually put my own band together."
Leisha (synthesis.net): "I feel open to so many possibilities musically right now. I'm starting a project in Texas where I'm opening a live music venue and also a small music label. Also, I want to start another band soon."
As to Heather, which change her name from Heather Grody to Heather Reid, she continues her musical career with a new group, Redcar, with Jon of GUSH, and is also the author of a successful musical, Dear Bernard in 2004.
No album of Gush is available in the trade.
These songs are included in a CD called GUSH sold on their shows.
Do it again
On my feet
In the dark
Half as good
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