Technicolor Tone Factory
Missouri Homegrown, Born In Babylon
Kansas City, MO, 64111
This event is 21 and over
Technicolor Tone Factory
Technicolor Tone Factory is a musical enigma. Boulder based, this collaboration draws its roots from a monstrous palette of styles ranging from Rock to Jazz while touching on everything in between.
Fondly referred to as TTF by their avid fans, the group heralds a virtuosic excellence that is rivaled by few. Together, the two rhythm specialists effortlessly blend technical precision with a creative prowess that is sure to keep hips moving and heads nodding well into the night. Bassist Zach Jackson holds down the grooves with his intricately composed bass lines and penetrating vocals, accompanied by Bryan LaFever, whose marching-band history with the Blue Knights has crafted his drumsticks into high-energy rhythm weapons.
Guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama is the last of a dying breed. Where many have tried and failed, Guaderrama successfully blends old school riffs with a new age touch resulting in melodies that are filled with passion, managing to remain both familiar yet unique simultaneously.
Only fellow guitarist Brian Boster rivals Guaderrama's prowess on the fret board. Boster's loose but intentional riffs are the perfect punctuation to the TTF sound. His soulful additions to the musical experience that is Technicolor Tone Factory pay tribute to classic rock and roll heroes like Derek Trucks and Jimi Hendrix, while maintaining a level of originality that is rare in a world saturated in the homogeneity of mass media.
The final cog in this musical machine is keyboardist, Greg Kalfa. Armed with an arsenal of influences from Chick Corea to Joey Porter, Kalfa's agile fingers masterfully lace texture, melody, and rhythm into a musical net sure to entrap any self-proclaimed music fan, especially when he and Jackson combine their words to create TTF's profound vocal harmonies.
Together these five musical forces combine to create the TTF experience, one that is sure to leave your feet sore, your smile muscles searing, and your ears screaming for more. As Guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama says: "Music is a fundamental aspect of humanity. Every culture around the world has music in its midst; it is a remarkable tool for bringing people together. As musicians, we understand its power, and as fellow members of humanity we aim to disseminate our passion for music to our fans. A TTF concert is more than just a show, it's an experience where everyone involved finds a common ground in their love of music."
So next time you hear that Technicolor Tone Factory is coming to town, be sure not to miss an opportunity to be part of a community focused on sharing their passion for music by embarking on the musical adventure that is Technicolor Tone Factory.
Outlaw Honky Tonk / Country Sleaze
Members: shay fadden vox, corey clark B, steve hurley LG, justin early RG, josh brown D
Sounds Like: Mott the Hoople, Steve Earle, The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons.
Born In Babylon
Sexiest Reggae Group in KC. See it to believe it
Born In Babylon is a group of up and coming Midwest reggae hard-hitters making a name for themselves in the 2013 year. Composed of members from all over the country (California, Kansas, Missouri, Texas Louisiana), this Kansas City based reggae band pushes the limitations of reggae music and made its debut on the Midwest Reggae scene in early 2012. Since then the group has released their first single, "Farmer," and shared a stage with many great reggae acts including Josh Heinrichs, Skillinjah, Natural Vibrations, 77 Jefferson, Arm The Poor, The Jah Kings, The Jah Lion band, and many more. Coming strong with a "rough and tough" "roots" reggae sound, BIB created powerful music with messages to inspire political awareness and positive forms of social interaction. Born In Babylon uses their music in an effort to create a peaceful, healthy, and free world for audiences today and generations to follow. See KC's sexiest reggae band for yourself, and witness beats that will bump for thousands of years.