I Get Wild
Plays the music of Talking Heads
I Get Wild played its first show in 2016, forming as all cool bands do – without any thought of the future.
It was supposed to be a one-off – a night of Talking Heads music for the recurring Three Ring Bender cover series at Threes Brewing curated by drummer/vocalist Ray Rizzo and bassist/vocalist Annie Nero.
But it was so much fun – and so well-received – we had to do it some more.
Since then, I Get Wild has performed seasonally in and around NYC, playing shows at Joe’s Pub, the FM Bar in Jersey City (R.I.P.), Littlefield in Brooklyn, and Sultan Room in Bushwick.
I Get Wild is:
Annie Nero – bass, vocals
Ray Rizzo – drums, vocals, guitar
Jeremy Haines – vocals
Stephanie Sanders – keys, vocals
Michael Phillips – guitar
Conrad Doucette – percussion, drums
Michael Arthur – live drawing, vocals
WHO IS MONK IS KING?
…AND WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
Soaring through the colors and textures of jazz, fusion, funk, and rock, the Fayetteville AR based Monk is King are an explosive ride. Serene and tranquil plateaus rise seamlessly to incendiary peaks, woven together by ever-present grooves and instantly singable melodies. Shining brightly through, amidst so many styles, is a sound that is unquestionably their own. Soulful, playful, energetic, and intelligent, it is a sound that you simply must see live.
Formed in the Summer of 2017 in Fayetteville, AR, and having established a dedicated following in North Texas, through Arkansas, and up into Missouri, the four-piece has spent the past 6 months as live music makes it’s comeback busting out the jams on the road and spreading the good word of the Monk!
Monk is King have shared the stage with Groovement, Arkansauce, Deep Sequence, The 1oz. Jig, Rachel Ammons (Tyrannosaurus Chicken) and have become staples at the legendary George’s Majestic Lounge, they have also performed at such noteworthy events as Spaceberry at the Farm, Fossil Cove’s Frost Fest, and “The Unexpected Festival” in Fort Smith, AR.
McCormick Carlson: Guitar/Vocals
Bill Smylie: Bass
Ashton McCquayle: Keyboard
Julius Kwanzaa: Drums/Vocals
Waiting on Mongo is an award-winning funk band from Asbury Park, NJ. Since the the band’s 2014 debut, They’ve been featured at events such as Jams on the Sand, Convention Hell, and other local events. They have also been on several tours spanning New Orleans, Charleston, SC, and Burlington, VT.
The band features seven devoted musicians on guitar, bass, keys, drums, and horns, bringing funk and jams inspired by Phish, James Brown, Chicago, The Grateful Dead, and more.
Waiting on Mongo released an EP titled “Just A Taste” in 2017 and celebrated it’s release at a sold-out show at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. The band also has three singles out, and is releasing live tracks very soon!
Singer-songwriter. Guitarist. Hamilton, NJ. Music is good for the broken soul.