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Ghosts of Jupiter (formerly Nate Wilson Group) is what you would get if you put Cream, Traffic, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd in a blender. Consisting of members of Percy Hill, Assembly of Dust and J. Geils Band, Ghosts of Jupiter is mustache rock at its finest.
While their name suggests specters from light years away, Ghosts of Jupiter are actually cosmically switched-on earthlings with a gift for rock with wide-reaching implications. There’s heft to this Boston-based quintet, who draw inspiration from the muscular, freewheeling hard rock of the 60s/70s and meld it to the serious crush of contemporaries like The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, and Rival Sons. While many have used Cream, Hendrix and their gifted peers as a springboard, Ghosts of Jupiter create music that’s alive in a way that echoes the vibrancy of their ancestors. Put on their self-titled debut to hear a band who believes in rock’s power to explore and rejuvenate; a colorful, tough and tight ride into the outer reaches of the mind.
Ghosts of Jupiter know how to stretch into the possibilities of a song but their overall approach bears a closer resemblance to Zeppelin — powerful, gripping and capable of surprises at every turn. Nate Wilson (lead vocals, keyboards), Johnny Trama (guitar), Adam Terrell (guitar), Tommy Lada (bass), and Thomas Arey (drums) combine grit and high-end musicianship that makes them a contemporary and healthy competitor to Wolfmother, Kings of Leon and others at the forefront of today’s real rock movement.
Ghosts of Jupiter have already shared the stage with Buffalo Killers and Dead Meadow, and will be ramping up their live appearances in the wake of their debut release.
Band Website: www.ghostsofjupiter.com
They’ve been compared to Steely Dan, The Spin Doctors, and Incubus, but Banooba will soon be the standard of comparison. Taking cues from all of their influences – including funk, jazz, reggae and rock – Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound.
Over the years, Banooba has developed and become known for their high-energy live performance which is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long. “Banooba’s music is catchy and dynamic, moving from tight, progressive passages to the most infectious, pop rock choruses known to humanity” says John Pfeiffer of The Aquarian Weekly.
Band Website: www.banooba.net