Mike Gamble, Superhuman Happiness
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30PM / Show 7:30PM
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A veteran NYC saxophonist/composer now residing in Chicago, Tony Barba has leapt between improvised music, punk rock, jazz (or pretty much anything that can be honked out through a saxophone) and somehow landed on the sound for his new trio's album, Facetime. The record is an amped up romp, an aggressive tour through the stranger, more hostile spaces in an urban dreamscape. Brutally-effected-slash-highly-effective music for tomorrow's tomorrow.
Beyondo is a pop band led by Elvis reincarnation, vocalist/trumpetplayer/writer Eric Biondo from Buffalo, NY. Horn driven party love neo-soul music with elements of bebop and disco. 8:30pm set time.
Mike was born in the U.S. of A’s smallest state, Rhode Island, and has been on the road ever since. Mike and his family relocated to rural New Jersey, Atlanta GA, and finally Columbus Ohio, where Mike gave up sports and video games to pursue music full-time. After years of playing
sousaphone in Marching band, cello in youth-orchestras, and leading numerous rock projects, Mike decided to pursue a Jazz degree at the New England Conservatory. Gamble now teaches a rock band class at Leman Prep on Wall st. and is in and out of his apartment in Brooklyn, touring
the states and Europe. In NYC he performs monthly with indie rockers Seequill, his jazz trio The Inbetweens, his solo project, as well as other NYC fixtures like Pete Robbins, The Brooklyn Qawwali Party, and Todd Sickafoose. He also has begun to work on soundtracks, notably Manda Bala, an award winning critical look at the Brazilian kidnapping regime and Captured, a film about how photographer Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to the documenting the final era of raw creativity and
lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side. Gamble also curates a Monday night showcase of improvised music at South Slope’s Bar4. Mike just got back from a tour supporting legendary doom-rockers EARTH.
uperhuman Happiness was founded in 2008 to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. To pursue a happiness greater than that experienced by an individual mind. They have two CDs out: Fall Down Seven Time Stand Up Eight (2009), The Physical EP (2011) and 4 7"/45rpm records Human Happiness (split with CSC Funk Band), GMYL/Hounds, Needles and Pins/Oh, Tatiana, and Gravity/String Theory feat. Sahr Ngaujah. The band can also be heard on Red Hot and Rio 2, in a collaboration with Cults on the track Um Canto de Afoxe para o Bloco do Ile, as well as in the soundtrack to the documentary How To Survive a Plague. Five official videos have been completed Mr Mystery (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2009), GMYL, (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2010), Market (dir by Pamela Karp)HOUNDS (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011), Needles and Pins (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011).
The group is currently mixing their second full length record, collaboratively composed over the course of a year using various theater/music games to develop a potent and fresh style of performing music.
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