The late 1970s early 1980s was an electric era pregnant with possibility. ‘1980 REDUX’ is my way to return in spirit, in memory, to that excitement.
Amanda Palmer “I would say it took me a good ten years to shed every last ounce of stage fright I grew up with.”
I love the feeling of truth & simplicity one can find into the percussive dimension… Simple moves, pure sounds, and a limitless field of possibilities…
I’m not afraid to voice my opinions on politics, religion or sex. I believe nationalism to be one of the biggest barriers to a peaceful planet.
Let it be stated for the record that no other band should dare entertain the notion of competing with us; on stage we’re going to be very hard to touch.
It’s a song about my life growing up & it mostly reflects on a motivational point of view. Getting out of that hole. Grinding towards something better.
It’s a dedicatory album for people that are important to me. I composed it & will release it this year because you never know when it’s your last day.
“There is a concept, it’s about bad decisions people make, it’s about lies, secrets, the cold silence & the comforting noise that surrounds us.”
Opportunities for independent artists have never been greater. I have full control over my career. My global reach is unprecedented.
The thing about being a musician is that there’s a unique way to communicate my mood to my band mates through colors & chords, like a special language.
My earlier albums each had a story or theme. A river, a planet, a person, someone who inspired me. Four was total improvisation, a stream of consciousness.
The world has little to do with matters of the heart. It’s nothing but circumstance, and circumstance is a catalyst for choice. We always have a choice.
The Jazz genre encompasses a wide array of music. Our’s is a mixture of weird soul, jazz & funk. We like to introduce ourselves as a gangster funk band.