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Stanton Moore Trio - Every Wednesday in July! Show starts at 9PM- 2 sets each night! Featuring Robert Walter & Mike Andrews (Greyboy Allstars).
Drum Clinic: Learn from a true master. A different theme each week. Special discount for purchasing tix to the Drum Clinic and the show!
PLEASE NOTE: Drum Clinic at starts at 7pm. TABLES WILL BE REMOVED AFTER DRUM CLINIC.
PLEASE NOTE: Show starts at 9PM. STANDING ROOM ONLY. DINNER & DRINKS AVAILABLE AT THE BAR.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John and The Meters, Moore’s name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic. Their first album, 1996’s widely acclaimed Coolin’ Off, led to an intense tour schedule of nearly 200 gigs a year for the next ten years. Building on their fan base by adding an esteemed list of all-star collaborations to the six albums that followed, Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out! featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well. In the midst of these recording sessions yet another concept was taking shape. Outtakes turned into the first Garage a Trois release, Mysteryfunk (1999). In 2000 the trio, led by Moore behind the drum kit, was joined by percussionist Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco) and has since released three more albums – Emphasizer in 2003, Outre Mer in 2005 and Power Patriot in 2009.
Mike Andrews (aka Elgin Park): Originally from San Diego, Michael Andrews is a multi-faceted musician/producer/film composer. Mike’s work is always characterized by his distinctively personal touch. His gift for striking the delicate balance between humor and drama can be heard in his soundtracks for cult classics “Donnie Darko”, “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and the TV series “Freaks and Geeks”, as well as mainstream movies like Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” and Jake Kasdan’s “Walk Hard.” For additional credits see his IMDB page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0028787/).
Mike has also left a footprint with his adventurous production work. Although probably best known for his 2004 Christmas #1 UK Single version of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” (featuring Gary Jules), Mike has also helped create wonderful albums for artists like Inara George and Van Dyke Parks, Metric, Gary Jules, and many others. He received rave reviews for his own 2006 solo collection “Hand On String”. Mike continues to record and perform both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Greyboy Allstars (under his pseudonym Elgin Park).
Mike keeps a busy schedule, working every day in his Elgonix Labs studio.
Robert Walter: Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. He plays Piano, Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes. While touring extensively in the US and Europe, he has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars he has built a large and devoted following. He also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists and on many film scores. Robert grew up in San Diego, California where he studied music from the age of 7 and began performing in bands as a teenager. He helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert’s first solo record, Spirit of ’70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz. In the late 1990’s Robert started his own group Robert Walter’s 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for it’s live performances and toured throughout the 90s and 2000’s. They recorded two albums, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum(Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore(Galactic), Joe Russo(Furthur, Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick(Mofro, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno(Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada, and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway. Robert relocated to New Orleans in 2004 and became immersed the vibrant local music scene. He began collaborating with Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, James Singleton, George Porter Jr., and many more. While in New Orleans he recorded Super Heavy Organ and Cure All as well as albums with Stanton Moore(III, Emphasis on Parenthesis, Groove Alchemy) and Anders Osborne(American Patchwork). Robert currently lives in Los Angeles where he works on film music with composer Michael Andrews. They have done scores for Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Walk Hard(the Dewey Cox Story) Cyrus, Jeff Who lives at Home, She’s Out of Your League, 5 Year Engagement and the title song for the Fox comedy The New Girl(with Zooey Deschanel).