Los Angeles, CA
Advance: $25.00 - $28.00
Day of Show: $28.00
On Sale: Friday, Jun 14, 10:00AMBuy Tickets
Doors Open At: 8:00PM
Coattails. Piggybacking. Standing on the shoulders of giants. This is often the case in rock music, though it isn’t always successful. For every Hagar there seems to...Expand
Coattails. Piggybacking. Standing on the shoulders of giants.
This is often the case in rock music, though it isn’t always successful. For every Hagar there seems to be two Gary Cherones. For every few great bands, there seems to be a not so great Supergroup.
But when people first hear about Crica Zero, the new band with Andy Summers and Rob Giles, they all seem to think the same thing: Who is the other guy riding the coattails of Greatness? One of them is a legend, very well-known in a few hipster circles in three or four neighborhoods of Los Angeles and New York, having sold hundreds and hundreds of albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of The Rescues. But give the other guy a break. He played guitar in a band called The Police.
The story goes – Andy was a fan of The Rescues and came to see them every chance he got. When Giles finally got the chance to hang out with Andy after a show one night, they hit it off immediately. Andy called a few weeks later, saying something English and debonair like “Fancy jamming some tunes, mate” or something, to which Rob said “fuck yeah, dude!”.
They started writing songs together at Andy’s studio in Venice. The evidence that there was a “band” in the making was immediate; it was the most fun, and the most “rocking” music, either of them had done in many years. Without trying to sound like or run away from the influences of The Police etc., they simply followed their mutual muse and began to carve out a growing number of melodic songs with a walloping dynamic punch, both familiar and new, modern and classic.
What is most shocking, perhaps, is how vibrant and contemporary Andy Sounds. He's played the guitar for a few years now, but he sounds like a teenage prodigy from the Valley. And Giles, who played both bass and drums on the debut album as well as the epic and unhinged singing, is a bit of a mystery – how has he not broken through to bigger audiences yet? Yet.
They will release their first album “Circus Hero” soon, and will follow it up with live dates throughout 2014.
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