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Our goal is to create recordings, perform live for open-minded audiences and blow your minds!

Combined the members of Serious Fun have over 100 years of professional musical experience.  Under the management of Viral Furman Productions, they plan to rule the world (or at least one small sector) with creative musicality.  Serious Fun - A Spoken Word, Creative Improvised Music Project featuring Peter Bierdermann - guitars & electronics; Anthony LaMort - keyboards, laptop & electronics; John Hammel - poetry, vocals & harmonica.
 

"Peter - thanx for the cd!  Wau! - your singer is even more crazy than Phil Minton :-)" -  Christy DoranOne of the world’s great guitarist/composers 

 
 
"You guys were INVENTING, and OFFENDING, and MOVING the goalpost.  I was watching what BRAVERY looks like….. it FELT like FEARLESSNESS. That’s what got me. These guys are FEARLESS!!  And I saw how frightened I am!" - Daniel De Riancho - singer - actor

 

"Hey John - I've listened to An American Anthem... wow!  I am really impressed.  You have such an incredible voice - you are going back and forth into zones that just amaze me.  The interplay between you and the musicians is very sensitive and feels orchestral...they create this wonderful palette that envelopes and moves each piece along...makes me really listen and ask where is this going?  And then I'm pleasantly surprised!  Diane Moser – composer/pianist/band leader 

 

"I simply enjoyed listening to these cds!.  "......it's totally unique... of a high quality and I feel a better person to have heard it"  Kevin Norton - composer/percussionist.  

 

"I was never so offended by anything in my entire life.  I still have nightmares.  The vocalist is the most angrily demented performer I have ever encountered." - Anonymous – Princeton N.J. 

 

"It’s Un-Imaginable to think of a world without Serious Fun!” John Lenin 

 

"What the world needs now is fun.  Serious Fun!" Bert Babybackrack

 

"Serious Fun are my kind of hipsters!  I guarantee a helluva good time" Satan  

 

"Serious Fun?  Well-a, well-a, well-a, they are uh huh, uh huh, a hunka, hunka buring desire!" Elvis Pezley                                  

 

"I now understand the full manifestation of one of the basic postulates of Existentialism, nothingness. Serious Fun fully embody it." Jean Paul Sartre  

                                          

 "L'amusement serieux m'incite a souhaiter se toucher!" Anais Nin 

 
 
 
 



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Peter Biedermann has been playing guitar, composing and performing live since 1977. Peter is a master at creating electro-acoustic sound scapes with his guitar playing and electronic looping techniques. A former student of renowned classical virtuoso, Manuel Barrueco, Peter combines fingerstyle acoustic playing via six and twelve string guitars with electronic ambient sound scapes and looping in real time. Peter has recorded and released a plethora of cds on his own PBMann Productions label and they are available both on his own website,www.peterbiedermann.com, or via any of the various intenet warehouses, i.e., Amazon, I Tunes, CD Baby etc. Beginning in the fall of 2008 Peter began his own solo version of Bob Dylan's Never-ending tour with a string of performances in libraries, house concerts, churches and various arts centers along the mid-Atlantic and New England states that continues on into the foreseeable future. Peter has also been featured numerous times, playing live, on legendary WFMU (91.1 F.M.) D.J. Irene Trudell's radio program. Visit Peter at http://www.peterbiedermann.com and his Internet radio show 'Sound In The Head' at http://www.homegrownradionj.com.

Keyboardist Anthony LaMort, a native of Queens, N.Y., is the pastor of Reconciliation Church in Orange, N.J. as well as serving as Minister of Music at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maywood, N.J. Anthony has been a professional organist and music minister since his early teens. LaMort has attended programs at the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the music schools of the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. He counts among his musical mentors such luminaries of the organ world as Leonard Raver, Paul Martin Maki, and McNeil Robinson, among others. Active in chamber music, choral direction, composition and in Jazz, Mr. LaMort also plays the harpsichord, the xylophone, vibraphone, and a variety of early string and wind instruments. Mr. LaMort has performed recitals at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church at the Citicorp Center, and other NYC venues, as well as in New England, the southeast and Mid-western United States. Anthony, as composer, has several cds of his own works available as well as cds of organ works of the masters from the baroque era through the 20th century. More information about Anthony can be found at his website http://www.amlamortpipeorgan.com/ and http://www.dropbyrecitals.com/.

John Hammel has been singing his whole life and was always surrounded by music. His mother, Caroline Renner, sang and performed popular and classical songs in USO shows during World War II, but put her own career on permanent hiatus to raise her family, beginning in the late 1940's. John has been carrying on the family torch since the mid 1970's. He has performed in NYC at the St. Peters and John Houseman Theatres, The Westbeth Theatre Complex and The Producers Showcase. He has also appeared in numerous operatic and musical productions throughout N. J., Pennsylvania and New York as well as Pittsburgh and Baltimore, most notably with the Northeast Lyric Opera, Nevada State Opera and Scranton Opera IV. He has appeared both in recital and with the New Jersey Pops Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall in N.Y.C., the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, The Cape May Arts Center, The Tropicana in Atlantic City, The Watchung Arts Center, Reese Auditorium in Sparta, Cipriani’s, Danny’s Skylight Room, the Plaza Hotel in N.Y.C. and the Community Theatre in Morristown. Most recently John has recorded the lead role of Laius in composer Sam Belich's opera Laius and Chrysippus. John was the host of the Mozart To Motorhead radio program heard for over sixteen and a half years on NPR affiliate WNTI, 91.9 FM and may currently be heard at http://www.homegrownradionj.com/ and http://www.chestnutradio.com.  Also visit John at http://www.triobellacantare.com/.

Together these three performers coalesce their individual talents and expertise into a new musical experience they like to call Serious Fun!"