Emerging from several northwest bands, four friends from Seattle decided to devote all their time and energy into forming a successful group. In the spring of 2003, they combined their musical talents, past experiences and strong work ethic to form an organization known as International Businessmen. After two years of touring and recording, the Businessmen are ready to come forth as one of Seattle’s hottest sounds. Due to the success of their first two studio EP’s Classified and Confidential, International Businessmen will be releasing a new full-length album The Formula in early February 2005 on Rumble Gulley Records. Maturing as artists, their sound combines the hardcore edge of early IB with catchy hooks and harmonies for a new school, power-pop feel.
The International Businessmen break the stereotype of the Seattle scene by showing diversity in the development of their style. They have shared the stage with international touring acts such as NOFX, Bad Religion, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Hot Hot Heat and The Briefs. Bringing professionalism and enthusiasm to every show, International Businessmen are sure to leave a lasting impression.