*Chocolate George just finished recording a new album “Willie’s Makin’ Pork Chops!” featuring Willie Waldman on trumpet .
Produced by Dave Aron(Prince, Snoop Dogg, Sublime…Co-produced by Willie Waldman(Banyan,Willie Waldman Project,Snoop Dopp..) at Hollywood Way Studios. Other great artists are also featured on the album, so check it out. It is available for download at Chocolate George’s Reverbnation Store! THE ALBUM-WILLIE’S MAKIN’ PORKCHOPS-Soon Available On MEMPHODELIA/SONY INTERNATIONAL.
Chocolate George began singing in choirs in grade school and soon fell in love with music and performing. Then at the age of seventeen He found Blues music and started sneaking into jams in Downtown Indianapolis. His first real group “Fancy Lizards’ started in August of 1991 and disbanded in 1998 after releasing three recordings and playing over one thousand shows.Other Groups Chocolate George has played with include The Chocolate George band, The Motherheads, Little Sky Giant and Solar Howard. So far Chocolate George has shared the stage with quite a few notable bands and musicians including Merle Saunders, Jefferson Starship, Todd Snider,Dave A’Bear(JGB),Herman Green,Jon Avilla, The Why Store and The Willie Waldman Project.
With exceptional lyrics and danceable grooves, Chocolate George is poised to become one of your new favorites!
Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy the music!
Hailed as a breakthrough act to watch in 2017, lespecial, based in Boston and upstate New York, have established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. “Disguised as an average power trio from Boston, lespecial creeps around corners and reaches into the darkest depths of the absurd. lespecial is meticulous, creative and defiant; eclectic, multi-talented and driven. The band prides itself in extending the boundaries of musical ability, rebelliously laying waste to the limits of popular music.” (Ragin Randy Entertainment) Labeled with such unique descriptions as “dark future groove” or “death funk” to “trance metal” or “haunted house party music”, it is tough to put one’s finger on this dangerous and determined trifecta’s distinct sound. A lespecial set brings their signature blend of psychedelic metal infused funk along with deep, thumping synths and 808s that will have your hips swaying as quick as your head banging. From the band’s origins as three friends in high school in the woods of Connecticut who shared a passion for building unique instruments and hitting them with drum sticks, through studying music at a collegiate level to now running their own music school and studio, The Music Cellar, in Millerton NY, Jonny Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/percussion/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth/percussion) and Rory Dolan’s (drums/samples) unique chemistry is what gives them their incomparable personality. As Steve Morse, Boston Globe writer and Berklee College of Music professor, claims, “They are virtuoso players- and they really listen to each other closely, which is what raises them apart from today’s progressive wannabees”. After several, eclectic EP releases, their debut album, “Omnisquid”, released in 2015, finds the band “jumping through periods of hypnotic rhythms, catchy riffs, and synth grooves fit for a club… throw in a healthy dose of heavy metal and punk influenced guitar, and you have one of the most interesting new albums out there.” (Monkeygoose Magazine). ITDJENTS claims “For fans of King Crimson, Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Battles this is definitely the album for you”. The band’s expansive catalogue of singles and videos, including arrangements of everyone from Kanye West to Skrillex to Fela Kuti, is keeping all eyes and ears on lespecial as they prove in clubs and festivals nationwide why Relix Magazine claims “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”