Ben Kenney (of Incubus)
Bullet Made Statues, Second Hand Start
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
This event is all ages
Ben Kenney (of Incubus)
Ben Kenney, (born on March 12, 1977), is an American musician, and the bassist for the band Incubus. Ben Kenney played guitar for the hip-hop group The Roots before he joined Incubus in 2003 after the departure of bassist and founding member Alex Katunich aka Dirk Lance. He had previously played with Incubus members Mike Einziger and Jose Pasillas in Time Lapse Consortium. The introduction of Kenney into the group marked a shift in the band's sound. His groove-oriented sound replaced previous bassist Dirk Lance's funky bass lines. He also plays in his own band, The Division Group, (formerly known as Supergrub) with Neal Evans of Soulive and Ashley Mendel. They are releasing their new CD Saturnize in 2006. Ben is known to play 6 different instruments and sometimes plays drum solos with Incubus' drummer Jose Pasillas live on-stage. He has also done studio work for artists including Ben has two solo albums, 26 released in 2004, and Maduro released on March 1, 2006. Both were released by the independent record company, Ghetto Crush Industries. Ben plays guitar, bass, and drums while singing and writing every part on the solo records. His on-stage equipment includes Lakland Joe Osborn and Bob Glaub signature basses (based on Fender Jazz and Precision basses respectively), Line 6 effects and Mesa Boogie amplifiers.
Bullet Made Statues
With a psychedelic blend of indie rock grit, r&b grooves and punk rock energy, Bullet Made Statues makes music that is fresh, inspiring and heartfelt. While the band's sound evokes comparisons to artists such as Flaming Lips, Whitest Boy Alive, The Grateful Dead and Jamiroquai, their music stands strongly on it's own.
Frontman Wes Pagano's engaging lyricism floats atop Tristan Hendy's lush piano textures, the funky rhythms of bassist Paul FitzGerald and drummer Mike Brown and the searing guitar work of Jon Monter. Together the Southern California locals create a genuinely refreshing sound.
Bullet Made Statues was together less than six months when they released their first EP "Autumn" in January of 2013. One of four seasonal EPs being released this year (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer), the recordings serve as stepping stones to the full-length studio album. GRAMMY Award-winning producer, Ron Saint Germain and multi-GRAMMY winning mastering legend, Joe Gastwirt are working on the record due out in early 2014.