The McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members' disparate and eclectic musical influences. The current lineup (Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly) was set after the departure of the band's former guitarist (Jeff Howard) sent Jake and Jason searching for a player or two who could take his place. University of Hartford classmates Jason and Justin knew they had something going the first time they sat down and played. And Atticus--also a sophomore at the University of Hartford--having played with Jake in Jazz Band at the Hartford Academy of the Arts, was an obvious candidate for the new keyboard/guitar position. Far from the prog/funk precedent set by Howard, The Mclovins embrace simultaneous and dynamic improvisation and a more versatile front line, in which all members are singing in four-part harmony, writing lyrics and music, as well as expounding on one another's musical ideas. Set list segues and firey improvisation are a staple of the band's performances. As the band has proven before, the audience never knows what's coming next!