a brief summary...

LOOSE BOLTS is the recording/live performance vessel of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and mix engineer Ian Brice. In a heuristic leap of faith, Brice has coined the term “Hybrid Rock ’N Roll” as a simple description for those uninterested in fumbling around with the vast amount of influence that the project incorporates. Loose Bolts’ first official record was released in 2015 to major streaming platforms, including Bandcamp. The record included Punk Rock, Folk Rock, Dreamy Blues Rock/Pop, and a Singer-Songwriter closing track drenched in washy slide guitar phrasing. Brice’s nuanced lyrics, dynamic drumming, impassioned vocal delivery, and melodic instincts are trademarks of the Loose Bolts sound. There was no marketing budget or any truly ambitious logistical attempt at establishing Loose Bolts worldwide with this record, but it was received with favor locally and established Brice regionally as a prolific acoustic/one-man-band act throughout multiple counties in the Florida panhandle. With this newfound momentum, Brice took to relentlessly refining the stylistic makeup and ethos of Loose Bolts, which meant a lot of soul searching and information collecting. Brice would continue to perform as Loose Bolts for the next few years anywhere from parking lots and living rooms to venues such as Sluggo’s (Pensacola) or Club LA (Destin) eventually branching out to Tallahassee, but was reluctant to make anymore official releases until early 2019. A slew of singles accompanied with visuals, along with a 4-song live record, has reintroduced Loose Bolts online and to the local scene with songs he wrote, produced, and mixed entirely on his own with the exception of mastering and even got Loose Bolts on terrestrial radio for the first time. Brice has a background in live sound engineering on top of being a graduate from a college level recording arts technology program in 2019.