Formed in 2011 with Mathew Spivack and Chris Childness, the band had several line-up changes with Kody Little departure and Calvin Merseal joining the band in 2013. At that period, the band went into a productive writing period. Kody came back to solidify things even further. The band has to rely on many musicians to play the keyboards because they don't have a permanent keyboard player. They had a lot of songs to record (more than 3 hours). The first album "Time of Departure" was the first of a trilogy around the story of Alan Quill struggling artist in this modern society. They played at the Progtoberfest III in Chicago, the second album "As We Were" was just ready for that festival. The music of Amalgam Effect shows some nice interplay between guitar and flute with a solid rhythm section. The influences of Jethro Tull and Rush can be heard but in the distinctive own style of the band.