I love the feeling of truth & simplicity one can find into the percussive dimension… Simple moves, pure sounds, and a limitless field of possibilities…
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
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.
Ricky Fitts had this attitude we all wanted to emulate. This idea of quitting a job on the spot to go pursue the passion of art was really important to us.