According to the buzz, the next band poised to go to the top of the pops is a little quartet hailing from a small town that is located somewhere between Los Angeles and Baltimore. A band that has been acclaimed as the next Pearl Jam, David Byrne and Yanni all rolled into one.

But this isn’t just any band. With songs reminiscent of Dolly Parton’s 80s era mixed with the musical virtuosity of pre-Genesis Phil Collins combined with a stage presentation reflecting GWAR’s early years, Lloyd’s Bridges has emerged as THE band most picked to click by every major music magazine, including Rolling Stone, Blender and Barely Legal.

But all critical praise aside, can a band featuring songs that sound as if they were written by Clint Black after experiencing a three-day bender with Jimmy Buffett and Marilyn Manson capture the fickle minds of today’s youth? Apparently so, for already music critics are treating Lloyd’s Bridges as the “Fab Four” of the new millennium, saying that the individual members, John, Paul, George and Herman, have what it takes to bring a new sound to today’s music scene.

And what a sound! At times reminding audiences of Bette Midler’s “Clams On The Half Shelf” period, while at other times sounding as if the Indigo Girls have given birth to the Beastie Boys’ children, the sonic assault that is Lloyd’s Bridges comes across as if Tom Waits had married Amy Grant only to have the marriage annulled in order to wed Tracy Chapman. In other words, unbelievable!

But deep emotional songs indicating a breadth and width not heard of since Julio Iglesias dueted with Willie Nelson is only half of the story, for Lloyd’s Bridges’ first music video has been praised as being a direct descendant of Steven Spielberg’s 1979 classic, 1941, with visual imagery that combines the best of Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now and Sea Hunt. Clearly, this is a band to watch out for.

So, if you’re looking for the next overnight sensation, a band that embodies Avril Lavigne’s youthful innocence with the streetwise charm of the Backstreet Boys and Norah Jones, Lloyd’s Bridges is the band for you. Or as one music scribe so elegantly described the band; “When it comes to the crunching power chords of Van Halen, the smooth-as-silk harmonies of Yes and the poignant songwriting of Insane Clown Posse all wrapped up in one incredible, breathtaking sound, I have seen the future of rock ‘n roll. I have seen the future of TRL. But more importantly, I have seen the future of originality, and its name is Lloyd’s Bridges!”