ANR (Awesome New Republic) is a music-making duo based out of Miami, Florida. The group consists of Brian Robertson (Keyboards, Vocals) and Michael-John Hancock (Guitars, Vocals). The sonic influence of childhood heroes Brian Wilson, Prince, and Keith Emerson as well as the music of the psychedelic warriors of today are very evident in their most recent efforts and continue to inspire the band.
Onstage, the pair add a rawer dimension to their songs as a 3-piece featuring drummer Luke Moellman, pummeling through sets with a louder, more virtuosic style than one might expect from simply listening to the records, revealing their love of American punk rock and the British and German progressive acts of the 1970‘s. The group is also actively involved in the South Florida music and arts community, organizing shows and aiding the efforts of local peers with production, engineering and scoring film and video art.