(...)It was 1992 at the Berklee School of Music, and a few high school summer session kids exploded onto the Boston jazz scene with killer chops and bottomless energy. Drawn together at the altar of funky soul, Eric Krasno, Sam Kininger, Adam Deitch, Erick Coomes, Jeff Bhasker, and Ryan Zoidis began taking over local clubs and jam nights on borrowed sound equipment. Brash and precocious, the guys always got what they needed: "Let us borrow your gear." "Let us play one more tune." "Let us crash on your couch." Thus Lettuce ("Let us...") was born, and the funky gospel found another apostle.
Pledging to never play a venue with a stage, singer/guitarist John Reis formed San Diego's Rocket from the Crypt in the summer of 1990 after becoming disillusioned with the hardcore punk band he was in called Pitchfork. Joining with then-current Rocketeers bassist Petey X and guitarist N.D, in addition to departed drummer Sean and backing vocalist Elaina, Reis and company released Paint As A Fragrance in 1991.
The Brilliant Corners
List of songs Bristol pop band consisting of Bob Morris (drums), Chris Calvin (bass) and David Woodward (vocals and guitars) plus various others during their ten years of existence. David is Experiemental Pop Group nowadays.
Many of the oldies on this list would probably tell you the band was often brilliant ("Somebody Up There Likes Me" is regarded by at least a few of us as one of the best indiepop albums ever made), but had their moments of poo-wallowing as well (1990's "Hooked" LP is surely one of the worst...
Sinister Flynn are a six-piece collective based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2001, they play a dynamic mix of rock, funk, ska and punk and headlined gigs in their home city's world-renowned King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Barfly, The Ferry and across the west of Scotland. The Flynn featured on two BURBS (British Underground Rock Bands) compilation albums, Straight on til Morning with I'm a Believer (If You Believe Me) and Suburban Legends Scotland, vol.2 with Carnival Man, before adding a full horn section in 2008.
Michael Joseph Keneally (Born December 20, 1961) is an American musician.
Born in Long Island, New York, he moved to San Diego, California at an early age and has been a fixture on the local music scene there since 1985 when he formed the local cult band, Drop Control.
Although a well established musician in his own right, Keneally is probably most well known as former Frank Zappa "stunt guitarist" and a Zappa 1988 tour band member.
Andre Williams (born Zephire Andre Williams in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 1, 1936) is an American R&B and punk blues musician who started his career in the 1950s at Fortune Records in Detroit. Some sources believe that Williams is the long-lost brother of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a blues musician whose song "I Put A Spell On You" landed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll charts.
Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups of the past 20 years. Notable for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.
"The Mingus Big Band is a jazz band, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of the late Charles Mingus. The band is managed by his widow, Sue Mingus. In addition to its weekly Monday night appearance at the Jazz Standard/Blue Smoke Barbecue in New York City, The Mingus Big Band also tours frequently in Europe and other parts of the world." The band are most notable for their very unique big band sound, which consists of many different parts all weaving around eack other to great effect.
Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises nineteen musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. The experience and creativity of these established musicians energises the group’s original compositions and the sound of the entire band is a force to be reckoned with.
The Jim Morey Band is a solo to 10+ piece, low down and dirty band of Gypsy vagabonds, huffin’ an a puffin’ original New Orleans flavored Jazz and beyond… When you listen closely, you may hear drums, trumpets, trombones, saxamaphones, pianjo (electric midi banjo), regular ol’ banjo, ukulele, mandolin, keyboard, upright bass, washboard, slide whistle, Theremin, penny whistle, kazoo, mouth harp, tambourine, afro picks, pocket lint and more. It all depends on the moon… and the bid.