Kirkpatrick is an introspective writer artfully grounded with his wordcraft. “The songs are earnest without being cheesy, and poetic without being overly wordy or cerebral,” explains Jordan Cassidy, the band’s bassist. The poignant “Someday” juxtaposes a Motown-esque groove with weighty subject matter. “That song stems from finding out three people I went to high school with passed away," says Kirkpatrick. “When you’re in high school, you feel invincible and that song is about the frailty of life. The lyrics are mourning their loss, but the music celebrates their lives.” Here, his lyrics are graceful and vulnerable, he sings: We’ll...
Born December 8, 1954 in Seattle, Washington Randy is a U.S. guitarist, best known for his emulation of Jimi Hendrix. He clearly has a bit of physical resemblance to Hendrix in his facial features, and carries that resemblance further by emulating such signatures of Hendrix's style as playing a guitar with his teeth or behind his back.
Fans abroad had been waiting to embrace these long time ska legends of the 1980’s. Their reformation in 2003 turned heads and people took notice. The result was a sold out show at the Royal Festival Hall in the UK. That reception convinced the band to keep doing what they do – make great music.
“Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. How could he not? Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.” – Louis ‘Sir Lou’ Kahn
The English Beat is that fun and spirited band that never gets old. From playing sold out shows, recording multi-platinum records, donating to reputable causes, and simply making fans happy, it’s not a surprise that they keep coming back for more. Grab your best threads and lace up your two-tone shoes friends. The beat is back.
Drop a double-shot of blues into a tall, frosty mug of good ol' American rock n roll and you'll be intoxicated with the sultry vocals and driving, riff-heavy instrumental sounds of Devil on a Leash. Spawned from the muddy depths of the Puget Sound, DoaL has entertained the masses at some of the top venues in the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area. After entertaining fans with the unique blues/garage/psychedelic sound of their debut album "Puppet Shadows", bassist Jake Nist, drummer Jeremy Kuntz, and guitarist Ben Stephan were joined by the vocal talents of one of Tacoma's most well-known singers, Voxxy (of Voxxy V...
One Drop based in San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police. One Drop's music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love, growing up in a dysfunction...
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