Description: THE METERS experience feat. Guitarist LEO NOCENTELLI (THE METERS)
w/bassist BILL "THE BUDDHA" DICKENS (Stevie Wonder) - drummer RONNIE CIAGO (Yes / Black Sabbath) and keyboardist ALBERT "DeMille" MARGOLIS (Randy Bachman)D
DANCE FLOOR WILL BE CLEARED. STANDING ROOM ONLY. DINNER/DRINKS AT BAR.
Leo Nocentelli - guitarist, composer, founding member of the internationally known group THE METERS! In their 41-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been the rhythm for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Patti Labelle. Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. After working with Allen Toussaint on some Lee Dorsey tracks, The Meters were told to lay down some tracks of their own. Between 1967 and 1969, they recorded four consecutive hit singles: "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut," "Ease Back," and "Look a Py Py," which all reached the Top 10 on the R&B charts. Neville created a band that would rule the New Orleans music community for decades to come. From 1971 to 1978 The Meters recorded five albums on the Warner/Reprise label. Cyril Neville, Art Neville's brother, joined the band in 1975 as a percussionist. The band was widely heard playing on albums by Dr. John, Robert Palmer, King Biscuit Boy, Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint and a Mardi Gras single released by Paul McCartney and Wings. In 1975, the Meters performed at a party for Paul and Linda McCartney aboard the Queen Mary in California. Shortly thereafter, The Rolling Stones requested that The Meters join them as an opening act on their (1975) American Tour and (1976) European tours-over 75 dates were played between both tours. From 1978 to 1993 THE METERS continued to perform live all over the world. In 1993 THE METERS separated and went on their own way for a few years. In 2000 THE METERS got together and did a very successful reunion at The Warfield in San Francisco and toured up until 2006 performing again, with the world renowned group THE ROLLING STONES. Since then, THE METERS went on hiatus. NOW, Leo Nocentelli guitarist and founding member of THE ORIGINAL METERS has decided to continue to carry on THE METERS music with such classic hits, such as, CISSY STRUT, FIRE ON THE BAYOU, HEY POCKY WAY and LOOK A PY PY and the list goes on and on. THE MUSIC musical sound is now known as THE METERS EXPERIENCE.
The Barrel House Kings:
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The Barrelhouse Kings is the mutant spawn of singer/ songwriter/harmonicist, Chris Wilson, and long time Collaborator, guitarist/impresario Jed Ojeda.
Their sound rises like a swamp creature from the LA music scene to envelope unsuspecting listeners in a mind blowing haze of tone and feeling ,leaving their happy victims drained dazed and deeply satisfied .
the Kings took third at the 2010 Southern California Blues Society IBC battle of the bands ... that being their first official performance. Since then they have wowed crowds with their regular gigs at the Mint LA, and completed the recordings for their Demo EP "Designated Driver"
The Bonedaddys: The Bonedaddys, are L.A.'s original "Worldbeatniks" (since 1985) and one of the very first American bands to be described as Worldbeat. The Bonedaddys still take a "wide stance" stylistically, and claim influences ranging from Charles Ives to Burl Ives and much in-between; with the common musical denominator being a fun, dancable party ambience.
The Bonedaddys were formed in Los Angeles by
percussionist Michael Tempo and the group's sprawling, ever-changing roster would variously include singers Kevin Williams, King Cotton, Billy Sheets, Gregg Sutton and now Kaspar Abbo.
Their album debut was in 1988 with A-Koo-De-A!, (although they had earlier written and recorded a song about Bo Diddley with Bo Diddley on vocals and guitar; which was not released until a shortened version of it appeared on their CD)