The Speedbumps showcase a mix of songs ranging from slow and acoustic, to plugged-in and experimental. All members are from the Akron/Kent area in Ohio brought together through various musical interests and avenues. The evolution of the band members and their musical style have been influenced by a variety of singer/songwriters and groups including Damien Rice, Radiohead, Iron and Wine, and Nick Drake in addition to a wide collection of orchestral pieces. The Speedbumps give an impressive show, whether slowing it down for an up close and personal feel or for simply rocking out. New York City, Boston, Washington DC, as well as other cities along the East Coast and Midwest are not strangers to The Speedbumps' sound. The debut album released in the summer of 2005, "Back to Burlington," includes Erik Urycki, guitar and vocals, and Sam Kristoff, cello, among other sit-ins with different instruments. Stephanie Huffman, cello, was introduced to the band shortly thereafter. Meeting the band about a year later, Patrick "Hawk" Hawkins, on the skins, and Evan Lewis, bass, add a solid rhythm. The music presents an enchanting dynamic that can persuade any mood. Urycki's calming voice paired with haunting cellos and an energetic beat will catch the attention of any audience.