Locked in a Basement | Cat No: SSC 4604 | Release Date: 6th June 2006

Press Release


HEERNT [hear’nt]

noun, verb, adjective (pl. Heernt) An Adventurous New Band Featuring Mark Guiliana (drums, electronics), Neal Persiani (electric bass) and Zac Colwell (saxophones, juno-60). 2. the first signing to Avishai Cohen’s Razdaz Recordz.

Heernt [hear’nt]

noun, verb, adjective (pl. Heernt) a term that can be liberally applied when one finds themselves speechless, and/or at a loss for the grammatically correct, or proper word to describe an object, thing, person or situation. 2. a suitable substitution for the plethora of expletives commonly used by young, creative, rambunctious human beings.

HEERNT debut album, Locked in a Basement, is an adventurous statement from three creative, young, musically-footloose musicians, drummer/composer Mark Guiliana, electric bassist Neal Persiani, and saxophonist/keyboardist Zac Colwell, that is built of equal parts jazz, indie rock, and electronic. Drummer Mark Guiliana, of Avishai Cohen’s trio, founded HEERNT with intention of reaching audiences far and wide with un-classifiable music, and having a blast doing so. The band’s debut album, Locked In a Basement tells eleven stories in varied settings, including a garage jazz ruckus, an analog funk anthem, an outer space big band, and an epic chamber piece, all in HEERNT’S unique voice.

‘Mark is a gifted young voice in the drum world in addition to being a visionary band leader, in his own right. I am constantly inspired by him.’ – Avishai Cohen