The Band That Saved The World
also: Hip Hop, Mainstream Rock
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|signed to: unsigned|
|major influences: Tower of Power, Steeley Dan, Fishbone|
|group members: Shannon Savoie (lead vocals)|
|location: Lawrence, Kansas|
Formed in 1996, the Band That Saved the World is determined to present an entertaining, lively show of original music. Blending such influences as rock, funk, soul, and pop, the band delivers a surprising mix of danceable, eclectic tunes that are designed to make you groove.
For years, the Band That Saved the World has been known for providing an extra-fun evening of entertainment, guaranteed. With rump-shaking rhythms, Shaft-era chicken-scratch guitar, horny horns that flitter and buzz like bees and frontman Shannon Savoies ringmaster theatrics, the Lawrence(KS)-based octet definitely knows how to deliver the live goods. Geoff Harkness (The Pitch, May 2002).
The bands live resume is extensive and continually growing, with opening performances for such established acts as Lauryn Hill, the Moody Blues, The Urge, and Liquid Soul. They regularly entertain crowds in club scenes from Boulder to Chicago, and have frenzied over 8,000 attendees in Belfort, France, when closing the French International Music Festival in 1999.
In addition to countless live releases, TBTSTW has made two self-produced, full-length albums. The first, Struggle To Chill, with its hip grooves, thoughtful lyrics, and dreamy music washes called soups, showed that the band could be both eclectic and accessible. Their most recent release, Changes, shows that this talented young band can go wherever it wishes with ease and sincerity, and illustrates that they can write toe-tapping, hip-shaking melodies that youll be singing to yourself the next day.
Focused on creating new music for a new generation, yet incorporating seamless references to classic styles, TBTSTW is destined to turn more and more ears to what they call grassroots, funky, American, rock-n-roll.
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