Dancy crazy ethnic funky cool Monday November 14, 2005, 1 comments

That’s how my gig on Saturday night needs to be described, if it can be described at all. With A on guitar, J on keyboard, beat-box and hand drum, and myself on bass, we ended up having one of the most unusual cover gigs I’ve ever played.

I’m hoping there’s a recording from the bar, because it was something to hear. Three-part vocal harmonies, J’s driving, loop-based hand drum and beat-box rhythm and acoustic guitar/electric bass funkiness combined to create a sound that turned run-of-the-mill covers into unique sonic events that almost defy classification. Ethnic-organic-gospel-funk-rock-fusion. Or something.

They loved it. To the point that the huge line-up out the door to get into the place never abated. The bar actually asked us to cut our second set short to encourage some turnover in patronage, but that didn’t seem to work very well. It was just as busy when we came back for our last set.

If only every cover gig could be that great.


Comments

Brandy Tuesday November 15, 2005


Wish I would have stayed longer, sounds great.

Commenting has ended for this post, but I'd still love to hear from you.

The website of Adrian Lebar

A Rain of Frogs is written, designed and built by Adrian Lebar, a twenty(!) year veteran of web design and development. He is currently managing web and mobile development teams at Canada’s largest and most beloved classifieds site, Kijiji!

He is a father, sailor, snowboarder, skier, cyclist, writer, artist, graphic designer, classically trained musician and afraid of heights.

Adrian is not currently available for freelance and contract work. Learn more.

There is little elegance in complexity.”
- Adrian Lebar

Twitter

  • Emojis are not innovation. I don’t think this is what he meant when he said make a dent in the universe. Friday August 4, 2017
  • It's kinda surreal when the power is out in one's office. Thursday August 3, 2017
  • “This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit” by @TobiasRose t.co/USlBc2bup8 Tuesday July 25, 2017
  • t.co/kFOlRCeusb isn't about the subject, but the photographers relationship to the subject. t.co/1ixyhdniux via @YouTube Tuesday July 25, 2017
  • Thriller, Dragon's Lair, Ghostbusters, Vincent Price.Peak 80s or just a flashback to my childhood? t.co/1AgPFOb8Xc via @YouTube Monday July 24, 2017
  • “…entrepreneurship seems like a sport. And the score depends on scale. How big can you get? How fast?” — @jasonfried t.co/hgcUyO87yL Monday July 24, 2017
  • “…20-somethings on the Upper West Side in enormous apartments who almost never seem to actually work?”  — @AmyAndSir t.co/nYjnsLvCkz Monday July 24, 2017
  • I didn't know they were making a movie. Great book. Looking forward to seeing how it translates. t.co/uzysPeR1PW via @YouTube Monday July 17, 2017
  • An F-18 just flew over our house. Sunday July 16, 2017
  • From a wookie's perspective, Chewbacca is the handsome rogue and Han is the dumb sidekick communicating in animal noises. Friday July 14, 2017