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The history of Phlux: It's a long and convoluted tale that began when brothers Clint and Cody Phipps started the three-piece rock band Phlux in 1993.
"We had a very musically diverse beginning; Mike (Murphy, the original drummer) liked jazz and rap, Clint liked heavy metal, and I liked blues and rock," says guitarist/vocalist Cody. "We'd all been playing [music] since we could barely stand up and when we first played together we just connected. We grew to respect all forms of music; the initial diversity of our musical influences was one reason we chose the name Phlux."
"There were several reasons we named our band Phlux," says bassist/vocalist Clint. "Probably the overriding factor was that the word 'flux', which means 'a continuous state of change.' That definition perfectly describes our constantly changing music. Even from one show to the next our songs change, no two performances are the same. We replaced the 'f' with 'ph' because we all had 'ph' in our last names."
In '94, Phlux traveled to Portland to compete against other high school rock in the Maine Musician's Association/Reindeer Records Rock-Off. After successfully ascending to the semi-finals Phlux was judged one of the top five young bands of Maine. They received awards for best songwriting for both lyrics and music, as well as an award for best musical marketing.
The current Phlux: December '97 was the inception of the current Phlux lineup when drummer Greg "Stu" Angus joined the group. He had jammed in several garage bands before, but none of them had ever been serious. Greg's addition heralded further changes in style and technique. His recruitment brought punk, pop, and grunge influences and many of the new songs that Clint and Cody brought to the band were tailored to capitalize on those upbeat influences.
Phlux has continued to change with Greg as the new addition by adding a wide variety of songs and experimenting with various new styles like funk, hardcore, and "new metal." These changes have added to Phlux's diversity in live performance, allowing them to appeal to a broader fan base.
So far, songwriters Clint and Cody, have introduced thirty songs that they regularly perform at shows. With a couple hundred songs waiting in the wings to be polished for public performance, Phlux has a depth that is almost unheard of in a young band. Their new songs meld rock, pop, punk, blues, rap, and metal influences into a unique, diverse style for a melodic, recognizable sound.
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