View Full Version : Steampunk anyone?
11-14-2011, 12:54 AM
On the encouragement of a wise man and fellow DW member Andy (Keep it Simple) I've decided to finally overcome my shyness and throw up a few videos of my band, Jellied Brainz!. The videos are from a local venue that was a bit unfortunately lit that night so you really can't see my face very well.
Kind of a vintage jazzey, punk, ragtime feel to it. Just Piano, drums and horns. Check it out!
Tom Collins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YehTOxCleU&feature=feedu) with yours truly dishing out my best shot at an Old timey drum solo.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYs7bjvhLA&feature=related) (Thus fades the glory of the world) Gotta love that trumpet part.
And finally our unofficial theme song...
Mechanical Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WgW218Lhk4&feature=feedu_more)
keep it simple
11-14-2011, 09:55 AM
Way to go Luis!!!! :) :) :)
I really like the whole vibe. Very original combo, & difficult to place, but that makes it interesting. Just very cool stuff that puts a smile on your face. How did the band concept come about?
Man, got to do something about that lighting. You're the centre of the band, & a key vocalist. You need some face time!!!
11-14-2011, 11:58 AM
... Kind of a vintage jazzey, punk, ragtime feel to it. Just Piano, drums and horns. Check it out!
Andy and I are again on the same page here. Agree with all he said. That has to be one of the kookier, more original things I've seen here.
If the stage is wide enough, ideally you three would be lined up straight across; you have a demanding job, definitely not a back liner! You have a decent pair of tonsils on you - were you coached at any stage?
11-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Just very cool stuff that puts a smile on your face. How did the band concept come about?
Thanks for the kind words Andy and Polly. The concept came about when the keyboard player and I were in a generic rock band together and decided to bail and start our own group. One night we were hanging out drinking and I had the crazy idea to try and tackle Steampunk as a musical concept (clickHERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk) for the WIKI article on Steampunk). I said we should call this band "Jellied Brainz", more or less as a joke. She loved the name and it stuck.
I was originally thinking electronica-rock or something in that vein, wasn't sure if I wanted to play guitar or drums in this new band, but when we first jammed together she started playing "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin and I threw a 2/4 punk beat over it. We had found our sound. Eventually we added the horn player/girlfriend/spotlight hog to the mix and we've been gigging since then as a 3 piece.
Polly, I have had limited vocal coaching from the girls but I'd really like to find a good teacher as soon as I can afford it.
11-15-2011, 06:48 AM
You and your band have a really unique sound, I think it's a good thing that you stayed away from the electronic rock idea. I don't have anything against it, I think Abney Park are a pretty awesome band, but I think your style and mix of instruments makes you sound unique.
keep it simple
11-15-2011, 05:41 PM
Polly, I have had limited vocal coaching from the girls but I'd really like to find a good teacher as soon as I can afford it.I wouldn't go too generic with your vocals. I love the way your 19th century "circus ringmaster" style vocal juxtapositions the sweet clean vocal of your keys player. The whole vibe is old school music hall "roll up, roll up",& I like that USP!
11-15-2011, 06:25 PM
Man I loved that! Reminds me of a band called Viva le Vox that rolled through town here a few months ago. It's great to see something different. Good work!
11-15-2011, 07:41 PM
A perfect cover might be "When I'm 64" by the Beatles. Nice job I always enjoy a pre-burlesquapade show. A baritone might offer a nice bottom end also, think about it! Doc
11-16-2011, 06:21 AM
...The whole vibe is old school music hall "roll up, roll up",& I like that USP!
USP? Andy that seems like a very astute observation of my band's style but it seems to 'ave gone above me bleedin' 'ead. I apologize for that....
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
Doc, do you mean a Baritone singer, a Baritone brass horn or a Baritone Sax? I'm assuming you mean Baritone singer as our horn player plays a Baritone Euphonium and I don't think she'd allow us to get a sax player.
Devil's, Just checked out that band, kind of a Gogol Bordello/Rockabilly vibe. Pretty fun stuff!
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