JAMES REYNE & THE MAGNIFICENT FEW E.P Jan 20, 2015 15:45:31 GMT 10
Post by Incrediboy on Jan 20, 2015 15:45:31 GMT 10
Since last century, every time I’ve made a record I’ve gone through a period during its unfolding process where I want to release it under a band moniker. It stems from wanting to differentiate any “new” music from any of the tried and true and established – y’know, the hits! – and perhaps create a collective persona that gives new songs a chance to be heard, and not lost or over-shadowed by what has gone before.
Having spent the last year or so playing and enjoying lots of shows with the band, I feel that, dang it all, now is the time. To that end, I wanted to give the band a name and therefore its, and consequently the songs, own identity away from “James Reyne” or, the great cosmos forgive, that group he was in.
I also wanted to further submerge “James Reyne” and just be the "un-defined” singer, but cooler, wiser and more entrepreneurial heads than mine prevailed; so here, the first endeavour by j.r. and The Magnificent Few.
And as I didn’t want us to get ahead of ourselves and we are dipping our collective toe in the water, I figured that it also might be more expedient to record just 6/7 songs and present it as an extended EP or a mini-album.
I had quite a few songs written, and lots of bits, so we rehearsed and whittled and blended them to the 7 to which we finally committed.
I’m also cock-a-hoop that the band have embraced this concept and rallied to the cause.
As ever, they are Brett Kingman on all sorts of guitars and singing, John Watson on drums and percussion, Andy McIvor on bass and some keyboards and singing, and Phil Ceberano playing guitars and other stuff and also singing.
Introducing – The Magnificent Few.