Will Bradford & Ian Riley (of SeepeopleS) at Black Bear Brewery
March 23 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Will Bradford and Ian Riley of the band SeepeopleS perform a rare duo acoustic show at Black Bear Brewery – Bangor on March 22. The show is FREE, 21+ and starts at 8pm sharp.
*nominated “BEST VIDEO” (Independent Music Awards)
*winner of 2017 PIXIE AWARD
*nominated ‘BEST LIVE ACT’ (New England Music Awards 2017)
*nominated ‘BEST NEW ARTIST (Relix Magazine 2007)
*nominated ‘BEST INDIE BAND, BEST EP, BEST BAND’ (Portland Phoenix 2017)
*nominated ‘BEST SONGWRITER’ (Portland Phoenix 2016)
*featured on/in SiriusXM, XPN, Magnet, Paste, DRUM, High Times, Relix,Pop Matters, Exclaim!, AMP, Village Voice
*Played/Toured w/ Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Cracker, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, Kula Shaker, Presidents of USA, Lotus, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Les Claypool, STS9, De La Soul, Grace Potter, MMW
*1,500 plus shows in 46 states, 5 albums, 2 EPS – albums feature members of Morphine, Dave Matthews Band, Spearhead and more….
The anti-genre indie pranksters SeepeopleS have been a band for 18 years. The band, which is the brainchild of bandleader/songwriter/producer Will Bradford, has released 5 full length albums and 2 EPs on their own imprint, RascalZRecordZ. It would be an accurate statement to say that there isn’t a single band on the planet that covers as much ground musically, or traverses through as many musical universes as SeepeopleS does. Musicians have long since taken notice and members of Morphine, Spearhead, Dave Matthews Band (Tim Reynolds), and even members of Parliament/Funkadelic are featured on previous albums. All seven records were co-produced by Will Holland (Pixies, New Pornographers, Dead Can Dance) The band has toured ceaselessly, playing over 1500 shows in 46 states during their long career. Most importantly, SeepeopleS features songwriting that is the definition of timelessness and lyrically have been busy writing the most important musical anthems of our generation. It may be long after our lifetimes before this band gets their due, but they certainly will. Nothing this good can remain hidden forever.
As far as “hype” goes, the band was recently nominated for “Best Live Act” for the 2016 New England Music Awards. Other nominations include “Best New Artist” (Relix Magazine Awards 2007).The band has shared the stage and toured with such acts as Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Cracker, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Ben Harper, Kula Shaker, Presidents of the United States and have even had Jon Fishman (Phish) join the band for a SeepeopleS set during a Bernie Sanders rally. They have been featured in Paste Magazine, Datyrotter, Pop Matters, Magnet, Exclaim, High Times, Relix. DRUM Magazine, Blue Walrus and now Daytrotter, to name a short few. Their music has been used on Judging Amy (TNT), The Gates (ABC), and in feature films such as ‘Canvasman,’ and ‘Wheels Over Paradise,’ as well as on the Discovery Channel and NASCAR broadcasts. They provided most of the music for the Headcount (voting registration) documentary ‘Call To Action’ and have played CMJ, SXSW, as well as a major music festivals’ Wakarusa and Allgood Music Festival.
Recently the band released their newest EP, ‘HATE’ in 2017 as well as a video animated by Pete List (Celebrity Death Match/MTV, Marilyn Manson). The band has been on tour for the past couple years in support of their triple series of EP releases, ‘LOVE,’ ‘HATE,’ and ‘LIVE,’ which is scheduled for release this Christmas. All three EPs will be released digitally with some bonus tracks as ‘SeepeopleS LOVE HATE LIVE’ at that time as well. The band is also currently back in the studio working on their eighth studio release already entitled Field Guide For Survival In This Dying World.
Find SeepeopleS official at: http://seepeoples.com