SEA MONSTER RADIO EPISODE #16
The sun has been poking out from behind the clouds this month, inspiring a show full of upbeat fun and funky original music featuring bands and musicians that perform at the SEA MONSTER LOUNGE.
The infinite awareness that currently embodies the flesh known as Alexander Wayne Anderson arrived in Oceanside, California October 4th, 1993. Born to Jamaican parents who immigrated to New York in the mid 1980’s, Jamaican music and culture was the foundation of his musical development. Alexander came to Sea Monster on tour several years ago and I loved his CD THE ETERNITY OF BEING! You can find him here
Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction.
Comprised of soulful vocalist, Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action J, this duo opened for our PRINCE tribute several years ago at the FREMONT FAIR. Check out their song BACK TO YOU off their debut album. https://www.facebook.com/FlyMoonRoyalty
FUNKY 2 DEATH is a super fun party every FRIDAY night at SEA MONSTER LOUNGE featuring WOOGIE, ROCPHIZZLE, SISTA MELISSA, MARK MATTREY, and more! This song is from a few years back featuring MYCLE WASTMAN on vocals, JIMMY JAMES on guitar and it's one of their finest on F2D in STEREO!
check them out here:https://funky2death.bandcamp.com
FREUDIAN SLURP are weavers of intricate groove funk/jazz original compositions. Led by the brothers DYLAN and IAN HUGHES, their song PROBABLE PAWS is an example of their musical prowess.
check them out here:https://freudianslurp.bandcamp.com
the GEORGETOWN ORBITS Since the band’s conception in late 2004, The Georgetown Orbits have risen to international notoriety for their soulful, modern-vintage, style of Jamaican ska, reggae, and rocksteady music. Multiple releases from the critically-acclaimed group have earned ample airplay on radio stations and podcasts all over the world. The band is well-known for their dynamic musicianship. The authentic feel they bring to their music has attracted audiences all over the western US and Canada. https://georgetownorbits.com
Some of Seattle's finest musicians are in HAPPY ORCHESTRA, melding jazz and funk genres into a space where heads can bob and live instruments can shine. Produced by drummer Tarik Abouzied, HO is an award-winning band that puts smiles on faces and brings nourishment to ears and minds. Its participants are drawn from the top shelf of Northwest musicians, capturing the talent of the area’s most highly regarded players. The band, voted Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by readers of Earshot Jazz, combines instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience.http://www.happyorchestra.com
HannaH*s Field brings love, spirit, and organic fresh flavor to the people with their "modern hippie Rasta folk". In a time where connections are made with clicks and tweets, their songs encourage people to lead with their hearts and love their brothers. For the past decade HannaH & Chef Bliss have been writing and touring the country as a duo. Their last release, “Music Magic Medicine”, wove 15 musical tracks with a vegetarian/wheat free cookbook written by Chef Bliss.
Seattle-based musician Heather Thomas has music in her bones. It's as if in the same way leaves take in light and turn it to sustenance, Thomas takes in the world and generates song. The golden-voiced singer and head-banging drummer distills the day into choruses, transforms emotions into melodies. Check out her song Lullaby off her album People in Places.
Featuring keyboardist Josh Rawlings, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, and and percussionist Jeremy Jones, The Teaching creates immersive and infectious improvised music as no one else in Seattle is making it. The trio formed in 2006, growing exclusively from the chemistry the band discovered on stage. Check out their music on MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS' CD the HEIST.
One of the pillars of the Seattle music community is the band MCTUFF. Their residency at the SEA MONSTER is where many of us met once a week for years to drink, dance and enjoy life. Their song A MENDACIOUS ONE if featured here off their album ROOT. Check out their music here: http://www.mctuffmusic.com
Dan is a friend of mine from way back in the day. We both come from the San Francisco Bay Area. From the moment I met him he already had all the tools to perform anything that was in his head. We both went through the process of learning gear, drum machines, then software for recording. I'm sorry I don't know more about the song I included here. This girl April met Dan and they produced an EP. They took the name April and mixed it with Dan's last name and came up with the name MYLIRPA as the album/project title. It's super funky/chunky.
contact Dan here
The NEGATIVE PRESS PROJECT contacted me a while back trying to establish an outpost here in Seattle for their music. It's art. They are having fun and taking it seriously. They're an eight-piece jazz/indie-art rock–inspired original music collective from Oakland, California. Check out what they are up to here http://www.negativepressproject.com/welcome
THE NEW TRIUMPH is the brainchild of bassist/composer CAMILO ESTRADA. Their original afro/jazz/funk/latin music is hot and their albums are a breath of funky fresh air. Featuring ROBBIE BEASLEY on trumpet, DANNY GODINEZ on guitar, MACK GROUT on keys, and RICARDO GUITY BLANCY on percussion.
check out their music here:https://thenewtriumph.bandcamp.com
Enjoy this episode of SEA MONSTER RADIO here: https://www.seamonsterlounge.com/sea-monster-radio