Sunday, February 10, 2013

February Band of The Month-- 8 Minutes To Burn

8 Minutes To Burn is a regional band in the Southwestern United States that has been nominated for multiple Tucson Area Music Awards (TAMMIES) in the last several years while experiencing a recent surge of popularity with a #1 ranking by ReverbNation in the Jam category. 8 Minutes To Burn is a funk based jam band with a deep love for New Orleans Funk and roots in The Grateful Dead, Blues, Rock, and Reggae. Our musical style distills those sounds into a lush original product that certainly gets people dancing. We add depth to our music with conscious and poignant lyrics and we have shared the stage with many big name acts including Junior Reid, March Fourth Marching Band, Delta Nove, The B-side Players, Josh Fischel of Bargain Music, The Super Villains, B-Foundation and many more. The Band has popularized two festivals in Arizona; The FaR OuT Band & Fan Jam and SouL'D OuT Festival both in Northern Arizona. These festival projects along with successful tour runs in California and radio appearances in LA helped the band to recently land an invite to the upcoming 7th Annual Tucson Gem & Jam Festival that features world renowned artists like Alex Grey, Random Rab, and VibeSquad. 8 Minutes To Burn is currently working on studio and live albums, which are planned for release later this month, that will include a number of collaborations with nationally known artists, as a follow up to our first 2009 album release, GIANT MASTER CONTROL KNOB. Mel Mason from the Tucson Weekly, the local arts tabloid, said "8 Minutes to Burn epitomizes a genre that is under represented here in Tucson, and they do it smashingly well. For fans of reggae with bluesy departures and bits of spaced-out rock, this is the real deal." 8M2B is Ray Clamons (Drums), Kevin Wayne (Vocals), Chucacabra (Keys), Randy Clamons (Guitar), Troy Tuggle (Guitar), LIFE (Percussion), Brian Green (Bass), and Danny V (Artist).

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