Eric Lindell (Vocals/Guitar)
Ivan Neville (Vocals/Keyboards-Dumpstaphunk)
Stanton Moore (Drums-Galactic)
Robert Mercurio (Bass- Galactic)
Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Neville and Lindell, matched with the Galactic rhythm section, the band quickly realized, “We are on to something”and has played every Jazz Fest since it’s inception in 2003. This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band.
The music centers around Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strickly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever.
Dragon Smoke is looking towards the future, with plans to write and record an album and to do more touring outside of New Orleans and the Bay Area. So be on the lookout for the Smoke—IF YOU SEE SMOKE, YOU KNOW YOU WILL SEE FIRE!
Ideateam is a 9-piece ensemble driven to fuse together a variety of influences in a fresh way. Consisting of two guitars, bass, drums, percussion, brass section, and a cast of featured vocalists, the group explores the corridors of groove while flipping through styles like a deck of cards, flowing in and around various genres. Their live sound brings essences of old and new, blended with a few drops of extraterrestrial soundscapes - presented by a group of people who simply love to play music. Ideateam’s self produced debut album '&?!' (And What Now) was released in October 2014 and contains original instrumental groove fusion from the core members of the group, featuring guest musicians on several tracks. Ideateam has shared the stage with several festival / tour circuit favorites (Orgone, Polyrhythmics, Kyle Hollingsworth Band) and was honored to open for legends such as Bernard Purdie and The Headhunters. Ideateam's second full-length album 'Moving Still' was released October 2016, along with a fresh batch of new live material and video releases. The group seeks to continue evolving the live music experience they are quickly becoming known for, and further cultivating a positive connection with people through music.
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