Travis Larson Band, Gus Campbell
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
“More Fun Than Fusion Has Any Right To Be” – Rhythm Magazine U.K.
Don’t call them a “supergroup”, because guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew/Necrophagist/Steven Wilson/Joe Satriani) aren’t just a high-powered muso one-off project. In just three years, they’ve put out three critically acclaimed albums, toured most of the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and just plain entertaining instrumental rock/fusion acts out there right now. And they’re here to stay.
Currently the multi-national Aristocrats (Govan is British; Minnemann is German; Beller is American) are touring in support of their second studio release, appropriately named Culture Clash. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts – in between John Scofield and The Yellowjackets, mind you – and while most wouldn’t classify their cheeky Zappa-meets-Mahavishnu-meets-Jeff Beck-meets-metal-meets-???? musical style as jazz, it is true that just about anything can happen onstage when The Aristocrats come to town.
“For all [their] frenetic virtuosity it’s always entertaining – thanks to a day-glo streak of surreal humor.” –Guitarist U.K.
Travis Larson Band
"The soulful fury of this talented three-piece, the Travis Larson Band, washes the stink of the recording industry's lame offerings out into the gutters while unleashing it's unique brand of instrumental rock fusion (think of a musical stew mixing a thick brown Rush gravy with big hearty chunks of Steve Morse and a dash of Jeff Beck)."
With six records and two full-length performance DVDs, the award winning Travis Larson Band is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music's premiere acts, having worked on record with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock) and having shared live billing with Ted Nugent, Los Lobos, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Kansas), Ronnie Montrose and Bill Bruford (King Crimson), to name a few. 2009 saw the band on tour with UFO and industry events such as Guitar Player Live and Bass Player Live.
Comprised of Travis Larson (guitar), Jennifer Young (bass), and Dale Moon (drums), TLB's complicated phrasing, impossible timing, and seamless flow cause some to suspect that the band must surely operate from only one, albeit enormous, brain.
Aided by endorsement relationships with Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Electro-Voice, Digitech, Markbass, DV Mark,Gretsch, and Sabian this tiny band with the big sound has found its way into the festivals, theaters, clubs and music stores across the nation, not to mention the traveling 53-foot tractor-trailer truck tours and music industry events. Well known for their live performances the Travis Larson Band delivers full throttle rock fusion that soars with originality and mercilessly hooks an audience like a freshly sharpened gaff through the unsuspecting brain of an Arctic Cod.
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