Waterstrider, Joey Dosik
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA, made up of 4 musicians who each impart a unique and vibrant essence. Blending heavy percussion, soulful vocal harmonies, and thoughtful arrangements, this dynamic group has arrived at a sound that is uniquely their own, calling it Afro Indie Soul. They capture the spirit of an eclectic range of influences including Highlife, Hip-Hop, Samba, R&B and aspects of Indie Pop. Drawing a wide audience with diverse tastes, they are releasing their first full-length album, intent on providing their listeners with an experience that incessantly grabs the ear and evokes relentless body movement.
Ranging from melancholic and dreamy to foot-‐stomping revelry, Waterstrider fills their songs with sincerity, sadness, and joy. Sweeping three part vocal harmonies and addicting African guitar licks abound. This is music you hear while exploring a windy beach or stumbling out of a tangled forest into a fire dance of magical creatures. Waterstrider is rhythmic nature pop played with soul.
When asked about the people that played on the recently released EP "Where Do They Come From?", Joey describes his comrades as "top notch musicians and people." The core of the group is made up of some of Dosik's best friends and greatest collaborators. Josh Lopez (www.facebook.com/joshua.lopez.140) is a force to be reckoned with on the guitar in any group he plays in, JP Maramba (www.facebook.com/jpmaramba) provides the most solid foundation in the low frequency spectrum, and Mike G (www.facebook.com/cymbalguy) brings an immediate signature sound to all his endeavors. Together the group has created a cohesive sound that is both fresh and timeless. Some of the guest artists to grace the recording are Gabe Noel aka Janitor (www.mp3d0wnl0ad.com) playing bass on one track as well as cello on two tracks. Joey says about Janitor, "he's one of my favorite artists that I've ever met in my life." Gabe's new project Thelma and Janitor is something special to keep an eye out for. Another great addition to the EP is Miguel Atwood-Ferguson who plays a string arrangement on one of Joey's tracks. Dosik describes Miguel as "a total beacon of light in this city and definitely the most inspiring artist I have ever met in my life." His presence on the album has brought together years of a developing musical relationship as well as an everlasting friendship. Finally, not on the record itself, but a long time comrade and constant source of inspiration to Dosik is Theo Katzman (www.facebook.com/theokatzmanmusic). Joey describes Theo as his brother in arms, and says that Theo has been his greatest inspiration to get this music out. Both as a friends as well as a collaborators, Katzman and Dosik have a long and fruitful future together. With this kind of talent and support behind this incredible artist the sky is truly the limit.