Over the last few years, the SCHIZOPHONICS have built up a formidable reputation in San Diego as an Explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination
of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled THE MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, they're also heavily influenced by artists like JAMES BROWN, IGGY POP,
JIMI HENDRIX, LITTLE RICHARD, and THE SONICS. Singer/Guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers started playing together in late 2008 and have worked tirelessly since then, winning 4 San Diego music awards, and playing hundreds of live shows up and down the West Coast, and further afield. In 2013 they were recruited as the backing band/Opening band for EL VEZ, touring Spain and Italy. They returned to Europe in 2015 with THE LITTLE RICHARDS, and toured the U.K. for the first time in late 2016 with LITTLE BARRIE. Shindig magazine gave glowing reviews of their London show, describing it "Like watching some insane hybrid of WAYNE KRAMER, JAMES BROWN, and the Tazmanian Devil". After releasing singles and EPs over the last few years on Munster, Ugly Things, and Pig Baby Records, they'll be releasing their first full length album in July 2017 titled Land Of The Living on the Sympathy For The Record Industry label, with tours planned on the East Coast, the UK and Spain.
The Magnificent are eight Hollywood rock-scene veterans who have previously hidden their secret love for powerhouse rhythm and blues, but now reveal it to the world in a savage show. The band’s songbook is loaded with deep-in-the-crates soul gems from the mid-sixties to the early seventies. Playing choice selections from the likes of Solomon Burke, Rex Garvin and Big Mama Thornton, the band rearranges the songs to showcase their individual specialties, while keeping the essentials of the material in place, particularly the non-stop danceable rhythms.
The Magnificent have recently recorded an EP including original material alongside covers from the likes of Eddie Floyd, Janis Joplin, and the Knight Brothers. Recorded at Kitten Robot studio in Historic Filipinotown with Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots), the tracks were mastered by soul veteran Rodney Mills at his Masterhouse lab in Atlanta. Rodney’s track record includes sessions with soul godfathers such as the Meters, James Brown and George Clinton.
With two frenetic front men backed by a six-man wrecking crew and two torso-twisting go-go dancers, the Magnificent are a revue to be reckoned with, a red-hot retro blast of shotgun soul.
Mighty Manfred of the Woggles – Lead Vocals (The Professer of Rock ‘n’ Soul)
Nathan Long of MI6 - Lead Vocals (The Deacon of Kokomo)
Kent Holmes of the Brutalists – Lead Guitar
SL “Duck” Duff of the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs – Bass Guitar
Erik Szabo of Park Bench Prophets – Organ and Piano
Todd Westover of the BellRays – Drums
Joe Jennings of JJ & the Real Jerks/ Legendary Swagger – Tenor Sax
Geoff Yeaton of the Legendary Swagger/Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – Baritone and Alto Sax
Moana Santana of Lucha va Voom – Go-Go Dancer
Diane Christensen of Lucha va Voom – Go-Go Dancer
Vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Veronica Bianqui integrates the raw energy of garage rock with the passion of classic soul and R&B, and the pop sensibilities of 60s girl groups while maintaining an intense yet playful edge. Perhaps it’s her background in musical theatre, jazz, classical, and even Indian classical music, or her mother’s propensity for blasting The Beatles and Joe Cocker around the house, but Bianqui’s tastes and influences cross a wide spectrum of sounds. In her live show, Bianqui and her band consisting of up to 10 members—reminiscent sometimes of a revue– combine classic showmanship with a heartfelt directness that keeps the music intimate.
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