Big Mean Sound Machine formed in 2009 in Ithaca, NY with one goal: to create music that stimulates both body AND mind. Today, BMSM’s collective of high caliber musicians spread out over the East Coast US bring together musical languages of West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and North American grooves to create a lush bed of rhythm and harmony that embraces even the most hardcore fans of both funk and avant-garde jazz – and everyone in between! Anyone who has witnessed Big Mean Sound Machine live knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. Those familiar with BMSM studio releases also knows that they can refine the complex sonic force of over a dozen individuals with style and clarity. The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the United States. For those like us who are tired of the status quo, there is good news: THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED.
The Band is: Angelo Peters: Bass/Synths/Organs/Guitars/Percussion Andrew Klein: Drums, Cymbals, Percussion, Effects Dan Barker: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Moog Synth, Effects Ray McNamara: Lead and Rhythm Guitars Dana Billings: Moog Synth, Organs, Percussion Lucas Ashby: Congas, Percussion Bobby Spellman: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Melodica Alicia Aubin: Trombone Jamie Yaman: Baritone and Tenor Saxophone Tyler Burchfield: Baritone Saxophone