When the people are the patrons, the gallery slaves are free! No more sentinels of deathly artifacts. No more hurling rocks only carving stones. Absolved of their crimes of love and music, Kathy and Drew, the alchemists, have brought forth gold nuggets from the murk. The gallery is now open… doorways appear across the country and around the world. They...we... are on display, on every street and in every showroom window. Life is art, a process, something waiting to be recorded for the ages, so people can look back and say, “This person, these people have lived… things happened... to them!... they whimpered and they roared.”
From the gallery, a gaggle of co-conspirators emerges, bringing a diverse palette of sounds -- a post-everything blend of punk guitar, lo-fi sound loops, cello, mandolin, banjo, sitar, and voice-overs drifting like ephemeral skywriting, all shaken and stirred with dance beats, Brazilian hand percussion, and drums flailing and sputtering with the spirit of jazz. This ain’t Rock-n-Roll, this is genome-side… something holistic and hereditary… après le déluge. Maybe the people would be the times or between Lexington and Fort Tryon.
From our successful Kickstarter campaign:
"The New Gallery Band of York has been collecting samples, recorded performances and artwork from around the world for a debut album. Members and contributors have generously offered their talents to the project for the love of music, art and the concept of TNGBoY. Now the music is mixed, the mastered tracks are rolling in and it's time for a proper CD release!
Our members include folk musicians, Grammy award winners, touring musicians, mastering engineers, dilettantes, DJs, dancers, percussionists, painters, circuit benders and too many to list. The songs range from atmospheric to pop, rock, dance, psychedelic, acoustic and beyond. The CD is packed with member's photographs, sketches and paintings that we're eager and excited to reveal.
The album was recorded on a budget of $0 in professional and home studios, living rooms, basements and even over the telephone!"
RECENT SHOWS at Webster Hall, Make Music New York, Interactive Music New York, 4heads Governors Island Art Fair, Mercury Lounge, Funkadelic Studios...
"The music that blows your mankind!" -David Peel Mercury Lounge Tsunami Benefit, New York. See also "The cherry bomb of the Lower East Side" -David Peel, Apple Records Recording Artist
The New Gallery Band of York is a collaborative music and art project based in New York, NY featuring musical performances and voice-overs from around the musical world...dance beats, Henry Kissinger, banjo, Brazilian hand percussion, punk guitar, lofi loops, Jazz drums..live dancers, painters, illustrators, invitations to interact...
Michael Lunapiena (Edensong) - cello
Phil Ballman (Antibalas) drums & percussion
Patrick McKinney (Langtry, Iron and Wine) - sitar, banjo
Jaon Das - (Glass Bees) cello, live visual artist
Tobias Gebb - (Trio West) drums & percussion
Leslie Day - (Prissteens, Purple Wizard) guitar
Errol Kolosine - (Scuba, Star City) voiceovers, drums & percussion
J. Brian Bryson - cover art
Monotron - loops & programming
Tom Lewis - mastering
Steve Borgerding (Meices, Dwarves, Grand Mal, Scuba) loops, keyboard, etc.
Nugraha Adi Pratama - Javanese flute
Eena Ballard Taylor (Eugene Chadbourne, NoahJohn) - viola
Brent McNeal (Universal Luxury, Bacon Ray, Frankenfinger) - drums & loops
Yordan Kecapiano Nasman - kecapiano
Mike Coleman (Singing Spoons, Ultraboy, Spring Break 82) drums
Hearty White - voiceovers, the Wild Wolf
Glass Bees - sounds & noise
Andrew Ure (Muckafurgason, Scuba) - voiceovers
The Coconut Monkeyrocket - special mixing duties
Peary Parakeet - voiceovers
Katherine Denton-Watson - (The Full Sign, SCUBA, FF) bass, vocals
Drew Watson (The Full Sign, Frankenfinger, Scuba) - guitars, vocals
All Songs by Denton & Watson
and many more!
you will be encouraged to dance and participate in live events...
The New Gallery Band of York is a collaborative music and art project based in New York, NY featuring musical performances
and voice-overs from around the musical world...dance beats, Henry Kissinger, banjo, Brazilian hand percussion, punk guitar, lofi loops, Jazz drums..live dancers, painters, illustrators, invitations to interact... Performing Live @ Mercury Lounge, Wesbster Hall, IAMNY, MMNY!...more