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Bring the Reverend's  'Music for Driving and Film' show, performed by a killer band and set to live projections, to SF and NYC!
Bring the Reverend's 'Music for Driving and Film' show, performed by a killer band and set to live projections, to SF and NYC!
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Earlier this year, I released the second volume of my Music for Driving and Film series. Now I wish to bring it to the big stage.

...with the full instrumentation heard on the records. In the form of The Reverend Screaming Fingers Big Band and accompanied by the fantastic film projections of The Overdub Club. This has never happened.

The idea is to stage two special shows: one in the San Francisco Bay area, my home for the past fifteen years and a second in New York City, the base where the I grew up and recently returned to.

Turn the booking process on its head

Basically, the idea is to pre-sell the shows.

This achieves several things. It determines the demand and scale and insures that it will be a special event, attended by those who want to make it a reality. It will be magic. A dream for us and a treat for you.

The date in San Francisco will be Friday, October 7 and it will be a special early evening show at the Brick and Mortar in the Mission. Band members include Nils Erickson (20 Minute Loop), John Hanes, (Chrome), Wil Hendricks (Edith Frost), Suki O'Kane (She Mob) and other special guests.

The New York date will be in November. I would like to include a mix of the SF peeps and some NYC stars for the show, but this is completely dependent on the outcome of this campaign!

All you have to do is buy a ticket! And if you can't make the show, you can still support this project by choosing to buy a CD

The Show

Residing somewhere between the instrumental work of Pell Mell,  Brian Eno and Giant Sand, Music for Driving and Film, vol 2 is a cycle of soundtracks that transports the listener to a very familiar place. It is my best work to date. You can listen here and check out a nice review.

The show will also feature the images of film magicians and long time collaborators, Alfonso Alvarez and Thad Povey (collectively the Overdub Club). Some of the MD&F music was created for these images, and some of these images have been created for the music (see vids below). This show will bring the symbiotic nature of our collaboration to full potential.

I hope you will consider this project worthy of your support. I, like many independent musicians, have been working hard, slogging it out for years on the road, sometimes playing for a few bucks and it would really nice to bring this music to you with bit more class :)

Where the $$ will go:

Paying the musicians, projectionists, sound person

Finding in an appropriate venue with good sound and sight lines

Making special show posters

Transportation and event costs

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    Show ticket and digital download of 'Music for Driving and Film, vol II'

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    Show Ticket plus signed 'Music for Driving and Film, vol II' in LP-style sleeve and special show poster (If you can't make the gig, I'll mail you a CD and poster).

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    Show Ticket, signed copy of 'Music For Driving and Film, vol II' handmade Ltd edition CD with artwork by a bevy of amazing artists, plus MD&F, vol I and special show poster (If you can't make the show, I'll mail you the CDs and poster).

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    VIP show seating plus signed copy of 'Music For Driving and Film, vol II' handmade Ltd edition CD and show poster and after party invite!

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    A short instrumental soundtrack written for you and performed at the show, VIP seating, signed copy of 'Music For Driving and Film, vol II' handmade Ltd edition CD and show poster and after party invite!

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