The Refusers Free The Captives
It’s about setting the homeless free. Our winner-take-all economy has left many behind. Here in Seattle, there are tents everywhere, the homeless are ubiquitous. Many of them have alcohol, drug and behavioral problems. They’re stuck and can’t escape. Our song and video ‘Free The Captives’ is dedicated to those who are trapped on the street.
The Refusers perform songs of musical defiance, speaking today’s spirit of rage and simmering revolution against the establishment.
The band of accomplished musicians includes Michael Belkin (guitars/songs/lead vocals); keyboardists Eric Robert (who has performed with Keb’ Mo’), drummer Brendan Hill from Blues Traveler; and bassist/vocalist Steve Newton.
Michael Saulman from "Cashbox" in Canada proclaimed, “The Refusers are one of the best indie rock bands plying their trade today… this new album will further solidify the band’s position as one of the most individualistic rock acts working today.”
Belkin, the band’s founder, songwriter, producer, lead singer and guitarist, muses, “An album called Disobey by a group called The Refusers – you can’t get any more defiant than that, and that is exactly what rock and roll is supposed to be. We embody that classic spirit of defiance that defines rock in any era!”
The Refusers have performed at The Bottle Rock Festival in Napa opening for the Black Keys and Kings of Leon and at Seattle venues such as The Crocodile and Seattle Center.
Song: Free the Captives
Free the Captives video
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