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Craig Bell & Band, Dana, White Wax
April 25 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Craig Bell & Band
From pre-punk anthems to streetwise social commentary to timeless pop, Craig’s career as a musician/singer/songwriter now spans four decades and a long list of bands.
Craig’s catalog of recordings is impressive: albums by Mirrors and Rocket From the Tombs; two singles with Saucers, (1979ó1980); songs by Saucers and The Plan on the compilation LP It Happened But Nobody Noticed (1982, reissued on CD 2008); a single by The Plan (1983); The Bell System’s ‘America Now’ (on the radio-station-only SCREAM promo LP in 1985); What We Did, a 2002 CD of Saucers studio recordings released by Grand Theft Audio of Los Angeles; a CD EP Second Saucer (2009), a reunion of members of Saucers; as well as a CD (America Now), CD EP (Beehunter), and two singles by his most recent band, The Down-fi.
But there was still more unreleased material in the archives, some of which finally saw the light of day on aka Darwin Layne, released by ever/never Records on September 6, 2016. The album appeared on quite a few ‘Best of 2016’ lists, including the Village Voice’s ‘Pazz & Jop’ critics’ poll. Craig is taking some of these (among other original songs) on the road to celebrate the album’s release.
Craig Bell & Band consists of Craig Bell, original Saucers keyboardist Malcolm Doak, guitarist Nick Pryor and drummer Dusty Privette (Donnie Baker & the Pork Pistols)
Here is a bit about Malcolm Doak:
Bursting out of Connecticut’s late 70s punk scene, Malcolm Doak embraced the 1980s NYC “New-Wave” scene as a performer and session synthesist. Eager to be involved on the design and the sound of the latest instruments, he worked with David Biro on a Birotron follow-up instrument and did his first sound-design work creating US sounds for the Kawai SX-210 in 1983. Needing to satisfy his passion for gear, Malcolm found a home in the product development team at Casio, Oberheim, Kawai, and finally Korg. In addition to his continued playing, Malcolm has recently turned to freelance copyrighting for Avid, Korg, Air Music Tech, Moog, M-Audio, Akai, and other audio technology clients, and occasionally contributes to RECORDING Magazine.
Other endeavors lead to work on Lou Reed and John Cale’s Songs for Drella and The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour