The Sinclair Express is a Chicago-based alternative rock trio that proudly holds its roots in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Formerly known as Fox–-wild stage antics and rippin' guitar work were to be expected. The band released one full-length album, titled "Souvenirs, Novelties, Party Tricks". Recorded over the course of two years and released along with two music videos, it laid the foundation for what was to come.
In the summer of 2018, Chris and John decided to rename the project and hit up an entirely new and different scene--Chicago. Picking up our old friend, Mark Knapp, along the way helped to fill out the sound.
The Sinclair Express is heavily influenced by classic rock acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as newer artists like Jack White, The Black Keys, and Gary Clark Jr.
Chris Sinclair began playing the violin at the age of 9, participating in several orchestras, camps, and lessons. Unfortunately, there was no serious interest in the violin. That changed when he got his first guitar at the age of 18. Unable to put it down, Chris has been playing and writing music on it ever since.
John Lawrence was born into a family steeped in southern musical tradition. After acquiring an early love for music from family-jams and his parents' old vinyl collection, he first dabbled in piano before eventually learning drums and guitar. Folk, blues, country, rock, and bluegrass have always been in heavy rotation, but nowadays he's interested in essentially any sound that's authentic and moves one's soul.
Mark Knapp also started on the violin, but made the transition to classical/jazz guitar. He was already living in Chicago for a few years so when Chris asked Mark to fill in on the bass, he picked it up and has been holding it down like a boss ever since.