Bone Poets Orchestra Concert
Bone Poets Orchestra is the brainchild of Christopher Bingham. Psychedelic rock in the tradition of Jethro Tull, Moody Blues and other hallucinogenic masters.
Bone Poets is a rock band with a string trio. For 11 years they called themselves Gaia Consort, but they've grown out of the name. They're about half way through recoding their first official release, "Belladonna Smiles" but really the last Gaia Consort record, "Vitus Dance" should be called the first BPO cd. (In fact Bingham plans to re-release Vitus under the Bone Poets moniker when Belladonna Smiles comes out this fall.)
What do they sound like? Bingham, singing lead and playing lead guitar has a clear tenor that gets compared to David Crosby, Dave Mathews, and Bare Naked Ladies. Sue Tinney on co-lead and harmony vocals has is a breathy alto reminiscent of Norah Jones. The string arrangements often sound like War Child era Jethro Tull. The rhythm section nods to Peter Gabriel's drum sensibilities, with a Jaco-esque moments in the bass-lines . There is Hammond throughout the keyboards think Deep Purple more than The Doors - and also plenty of mellotron. The groove fits the lyric content which inspires allegiance if you celebrate the natural world, polyamory or have ever dipped your toes into psychedelic and alternative culture.
Bone Poets Orchestra is a concert band. Live, Bingham leads with stories - sometimes embodied by his alter ego, St Cripsy, Patron Saint of Flashbacks and Household Clutter - and there is a fair amount of singing along and dancing too. While Bingham does all the writing, he's gathered an impressive group of world class players to bring the music to life. Sue Tinney sings co-lead, Dan Mohler on frettless bass, Grammy nominee TJ Morris on drums, Jay Kenney, is co-producer and keyboardist, Larry Golding on violin, Sunny Larsen on viola and Danah Olivetree on cello.
Bone Poets Orchestra is an experience not to be missed...
Little Red Studio
400 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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