NJProghouse Presents: An Evening with BRAND X
The original seeds were sown many years ago in London as players in a studio band for many of Brian Enos infamous solo albums. Drummer Phil Collins and Bassist Percy Jones got to know each other through those sessions. Later Jones and John Goodsall officially formed Brand X. Bill Bruford even played a few shows in Brand X -- but was complicated by commitments with King Crimson and his own band Bruford, so it wasnt long before Collins was locked in behind the Brand X kit.
Brand X would sign with Genesis management company and they were off and running. They played several festivals dates along with Genesis like the infamous Knebworth Fest in England. With their first three albums Unorthodox Behaviour, Moroccan Roll and Livestock many critics hailed Brand X as a new path for the future. In a 1978 poll in Englands NME, Brand X were ranked first, above The Sex Pistols as new band of the year. In a sense they truly were at the forefront of the Jam-Band/Fusion sound. Today the band carries with it more Funk and Rock, but the improvised Jazz sections are still pure heaven.
Phil Collins balanced playing simultaneously in Genesis and Brand X for the early years an act he handled well and some claim some of Collins best work appears on those Brand X albums. Collins once explained his love for the energy and freedom created by Brand X thusly: Genesis was like my wife, but Brand X was like this hot mistress -- with big bazongas!
PRESS: Brand X has been heralded in articles by The Huffington Post, Progression Magazine, English columnist Sid Smith, Music Journalist Anil Prassad, The Mid-Atlantic Music Journal, and many more for their consistently red hot and diverse shows. Aside from their world-class musicianship, youll find a dry English wit popping up reminiscent of Monty Python, Benny Hill and others. With song titles like: Why Should I Lend You Mine, When Youve Broken Off Yours Already? or Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria weve come to learn to expect the unexpected. They deliver some of the most diverse music youve possibly heard in years, including fan favorites from their best known albums: "Unorthodox Behaviour", "Moroccan Roll", "Livestock", "Masques", "Do They Hurt?", "Product" Is There Anything About? and now of course 2018s Locked & Loaded/Live!
Brand X are often mentioned in the same circles as Weather Report, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny Group, Jaco Pastorius etc But have influenced modern day bands like Dream Theatre and Phish. On the recent tour, members of Metallica, The Dixie Dregs, Dream Theatre, King Crimson, Renaissance, and others came out to catch the BX in action. 2018s new album was recorded by YES Engineer Dave Wilkerson and is mixed by legendary Producer Stephen W. Tayler at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios in England. Tayler is known for his work with Gabriel, Kate Bush, Underworld, Stevie Nicks, Suzanne Vega, Rush, Bill Bruford, and Brand X to name a few. The new album is produced by Brand Xs own Scott Weinberger and Norman Bedford.
Brand X Live 2018 Promo from Weinberger Media on Vimeo.
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