Don't miss the original tunes dished out in a fusion of folk acoustic rock and reggae. Abandon Theory creates a world of often times humorous lyrics complimented by an exciting groove and funky rhythm. You don't want be the last one to hear about this band!” - Rod Franklin, Radio DJ
Infectious songs created by taking unforgettable lyrics and an honest gritty voice, and placing them over addictive rhythmic grooves. Top it off with some unexpected instrumentation and tasty solos that will keep you wanting more!!” - CD Baby Review
Abandon Theory literally stopped me in my tracks with their charisma and originality.” - Dean Haakenson, Musician
They have tones of Primus, Cake, and Violent Femmes, and feels like what it might be if a banjo picker vacationed in Jamaica. You really need to hear it for yourself!” - Christina Marie, IndieBlush Magazine
It's like drugs with no nasty side affects!” - Erik Saulsbury, Musician
Why is it assumed we only listen to ONE type of music? Why does every radio station play the same music over and over? When I go to see a band I get bored after a couple songs because everything starts to sound the same! Then I heard Abandon Theory. Not only an amazing northern California band, but also a new concept in music creation! ” - Sam Hathely, Writer
Abandon Theory is impossible to label. Each song is played in a different musical style and is also performed in ever-evolving arrangements. Special guests have been known to make unannounced visits to the stage but the guys in Abandon Theory can easily hold their own. Rock, Reggae, Funk, Folk, they mix up an evening like a jukebox on LSD!” - Andrea Weatherspoon, Artist
I admire the energy and fun Abandon Theory brings to the table!” - Ryan Messler, Musician
It’s not often that I book an act and enjoy the entire night of music! Usually after just a few songs everything starts to sound the same, but that is not the case with Abandon Theory. Because they have such a variety of music, I was able to relax and listen to both sets with interest! I was not surprised that they were able to get patrons dancing about when others failed miserably to elicit any reaction whatsoever from listeners.” - Jay Sutton, Booking Agent
They remind me of a tumble-weed on fire!” - Adam Reynolds, Bar Patron
The lead singer, Jesse Burns, has that vibrant punchy presence, and the overall dynamics of Abandon Theory sounds like an 80’s eclectic band such as the Police. Nathan Bisig (electric guitar), Rudy Paiva (drums), and Zo Lewis (bass) are able to blend different sounds together with surprising and addicting synergy. Each one of them could ply whatever he wants, however he wants, and they collectively use that liberating freedom to toss away genres and make some crazy ear candy. And yet, for such an experimental amalgam of pieces/parts, it all comes together very polished and well-produced!” - Chan Zilla, Videographer