A dialog between a voice, a fretless bass, and a church organ made in 1791. In a handful of countries, two churches, and two continents.
Soulful and intimate, Drea’s voice invites the listener on an expressive emotional journey. With a combination of rich gritty lines dotted with scat and smoky melismas, and a spunky interactive persona, Drea delivers a fabulously immersive listening experience.
Tony grew up in the suburb of Brookline, starting playing upright bass at 10 years old. In high school he picked up tuba, soloing with the concert band, and started a barbershop quartet. But he primarily played Classical music, attending Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he had the chance to play under Igor Stravinsky and in the Rochester Philharmonic. Also at the school was drummer Steve Gadd, who introduced Tony to jazz and rock, leading to his trading in his upright for a Fender bass, later moving to New York, joining the short-lived band Aha, the Attack of the Green Slime Beast, and becoming a studio musician.
Arlan Oscar Schierbaum started dabbling with the keyboards at the tender age of three. His parents quickly signed him up for piano lessons the very next year, and soon he was playing organ at the local church in his South East Los Angeles neighborhood.
Danny says he lives music. Performing, composing, arranging, producing, teaching, engineering, songwriting, singing, playing, clapping, stomping, and more. With a have a degree in music composition from UCLA, he’s recorded with Iggy Pop, Snoop Dog, English Beat, Glen Campbell, Rilo, Kiley, Lenka and many others. He’s performed on Austin City Limits, Conan, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, George Lopez and The Tonight Show twice.
Rocket was born in Temple, Texas and grew up in Attleboro, a small town in Massachusetts. His father, a country guitarist going by the name Rick Rayle, had young Rocket appear with him on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry. Rayle played with many greats from Johnny Cash to Minnie Pearl. Rocket traded in his Mickey Mouse guitar (literally) and started guitar lessons with his father at age 11. Five years later, he was playing clubs all over Boston and Providence (they were a little more lax on ID’s back then).