The Refusers Michael Belkin Seattle The Refusers are a high-energy rock band that performs rousing protest songs tinged with humor, satire and biting lyrics. Their music is powered by growling guitar, pounding drums, slapping bass and catchy hooks that blend elements of rock, funk and reggae into a sound that is hard-driving, accessible, informative, and addictive. “This ain’t no corporate weasel-rock” says the Refusers' guitarist and lead singer Michael Belkin, Refusers’ music is about something - issues that affect you. The Refusers' album, “First Do No Harm”, directly challenges the medical system status quo by denouncing the drug adverse reactions and medical errors that have become the third largest cause of death in the United States. In a barbed lyric from the band's recent single “Do You Want A Flu Shot”, Belkin answers emphatically “N.O.” and warns of “Big harm from Big Pharma.” The Refusers are rocking the natural health movement by raising consumer awareness about the industry-sponsored chemical assault on our bodies, and are inspiring fans to seize control back from the autopilot thought control system promoted by the mainstream media's puppet masters. In their song “Robot Factory” the band proclaims: “I found out later it was only routine, that’s how they make a human machine - those at the bottom who are way way down, get made into sprockets that go round and round.” Don’t be a sprocket - rock it with The Refusers! The Refusers are: Michael Belkin: Songwriter, lead vocals, guitars, pedal steel. Sebastian Belkin: Our 10 year old groovester funk-rock-reggae drummer. Steve Newton: Funk/slap bassist extraordinaire, background vocals and movie star (Dr. Strangelove in our Mad Hatter Blues youtube video). Joey Walbaum: Keyboardist with the goods to groove.