Cas Haley, That 1 Guy, Syahi
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 18 and over
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From his early days with his musician parents, surrounded by the sounds of blues, '60s-'70s rock, and Bob Marley, through his immersion in ska/punk/skateboard culture and the classic reggae-pop of bands like UB40 and Sublime, Cas went on to a second-place finish on America's Got Talent and some hard-knock lessons about the music business. Through it all –his years of touring, and now in the fourth year of his fruitful collaboration with Easy Star Records – Cas has never lost sight of music's core message of communication among people and nations.
Musical branching out has been a part of Cas's spirit all along. "My musical tastes have always been very wide, I love all kinds," he says, "but what evolved is the way I feel about it, what it means to me, and the value that we all put on the moment of playing the music versus the outcome." Lyrically Cas's songs feel as authentic as ever but with the added depth of maturity and reflection: "I feel like I've definitely gotten to a place where I've accepted who I am."
That 1 Guy
With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman aka That1Guy has supplanted himself as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good, Bella, High Sierra, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more. He was also the 'Tap Water Award' winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act. His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead as The Frankenstein Brothers has further cemented his virtuoso story as a creative visionary as well.
His innovation continues to soar with the announcement of a new tour, That1Guy & The Magic Pipe Present: An Evening of Musical Magical Wonder... The Likes of Which Ye Haven't Yet Seen, kicking off in the early spring of 2013. Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can conjure, expect to see magic as well now integrated into the already clever performance. With this addition of incorporating magic seamlessly into his live shows, he has legitimately achieved an all inclusive audio/ visual performance unlike anything experienced before. "So much of my music has miraculous qualities to it because it's hard to tell what's going on. There are lots of slights of hand and sonic misdirection. It feels like I was meant to do magic".
Silverman's back story is very similar to many musicians that have come before him. He grew up a self proclaimed music geek, soaked in the influence of his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the local jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist. This is where the similarities end, though, and where That1Guy truly began. "In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself," he says. "I've always wanted to sound different and have my own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way". His influential and innovative double bass style eventually evolved into what we see today as That1Guy and 'The Magic Pipe'.
As his story continues to develop, Billboard has famously noted, "In the case of Mike Silverman's slamming, futuristic funk act... the normal rules of biology just don't apply." In addition, Silverman also has promised new music and videos for the early part of 2013 that will only further validate his status as an industry trailblazer. "I like being my own person", he says. "I didn't set out to be a weirdo but I'm starting to embrace it".
Ultimately, his motivation can be encapsulated as this: "Human beings do our best work when we're challenged and pushed up against the wall". He further explains, "By nature, we're hunters and gathers, spending each day looking for their next meal. It's easy to be lazy when you don't have to come up with something creative right away."