Sleight Of Hand

Sleight Of Hand

Sleight Of Hand are the alternative metal band of the nineties, a refreshing mix of rock, funk, thrash and alternative, which pushes back the boundaries of rock as we know it.

The seeds of Sleight Of Hand were sown when Greg Ansin and Dana Robertson began playing together at the age of ten, By the time they were fourteen, Tom Hoadley had joined them as singer, and the band – then known as Lloose – played a mix of original material and covers at parties and school dances. Aaron Lacharite joined in 1989 and the band became known as Sleight Of Hand. The following year, the band began gigging around Boston’s many bars and nightclubs, despite the fact that they were all still Sophomores at High School.

After graduation in 1991, the band started work in the studio, with producer Anthony J. Resta and engineer Bob St. John. One of these tracks eventually made it to the bands debut album. 

Following this, in 1993, Brad Miller joined the band and he now five piece, Sleight Of Hand began gigging heavily around Boston, supporting the likes of David Lee Roth and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. 

In 1994, the band signed to Revolver Music, and their debut album appeared on Revolver’s Heavy Metal Records label in late 1995. The album, entitle Secede, was produced by Anthony J. Resta, whose credits include Extreme, Nuno Bettencourt, and Duran Duran.