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Brand X

Infinity Norfolk


Sun, July 08, 2018
Norfolk, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $24 - $39

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Jazz Fusion / Progressive Rock
Brand X

Mind bending jazz fusion ensemble that has been bending musical minds since the mid-70s. Brand X brings out some incredible musicianship and true mastery to the stage for every performance. A project that is 40+ years in the making re-emerged recently and has been touring North America ever since. Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacle of jazz/rock speed demons shredding the Infinity Norfolk Stage!

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Artist Bio

Funk-Rock-Fusion legends Brand X are gathering rave reviews everywhere they play, and will hit MFP just after finishing off their tour with Al DiMeola.  With founders John Goodsall (guitar) and Percy Jones (bass)
still at the helm, Keyboardist Chris Clark, Percussionist Scott Weinberger and drummer Kenny Grohowski round out the band and each bring their own unique artistry to make Brand X a magical live act.

Brand X are often mentioned in the same circles as Weather Report, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Jaco Pastorius, but also have influenced modern-day bands like Dream Theater and Phish. On this last tour members of YES, Kansas,
The Dixie Dregs, King Crimson, Renaissance, Dream Theater and even Metallica came out to see them play..

Their 2017 double live CD  “But Wait … There's More!” quickly gained industry recognition, polling #20 in All About Jazz; #13 International Sales, Burning Shed; #11 Prog Charts in Prog Mag, and # 2 Radio in New-Ears Boston.

The original seeds were sown years ago in London as players in a studio band for many of Brian Eno’s solo albums. Drummer Phil Collins and bassist Percy Jones got to know each other through those sessions. Later Jones and
John Goodsall officially formed Brand X. Collins balanced playing simultaneously in Genesis and Brand X for the early years.

With their first three albums, “Unorthodox Behaviour,” “Moroccan Roll” and “Livestock,” many critics hailed Brand X as the future. In a 1978 poll in England’s NME, Brand X were ranked first, above The Sex Pistols as new band of the year.
In a sense they truly were at the forefront of the jam-band/fusion sound. Today the band carries with it more funk and rock and less jazz, but the improvised sections are still pure heaven.

Brand X has been heralded in articles by The Huffington Post, Progression Magazine, English columnist Sid Smith, music journalist Anil Prassad, The Mid-Atlantic Music Journal and many more for consistently red-hot and diverse shows.
Aside from their world-class musicianship, you’ll find a dry English wit popping up reminiscent of Monty Python, Benny Hill and others.

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