MP3 Bright Blue Gorilla - Lotus
Mix of many styles - ecclectic pop; lyrics with meaning; male & female vocals, harmony, melody.
9 MP3 Songs
POP: Quirky, FOLK: Folk Pop
Bright Blue Gorilla is Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover - from Los Angeles (though they''re usually on the road). They''re musicians, actors, and filmmakers who have shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, Luka Bloom, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright, A.J. Croce, Ian Matthews, Mary Black, Fish, Townes Van Zandt, and many other fine artists.
You can catch BBG acting and singing 4 songs in the new Matthew Broderick & Alec Baldwin film, The Last Shot. (Touchstone Pictures.) It''s out now on DVD so buy it on eBay or head to your local video rental place.
BBG just wrote & directed their first full-length comedy film, Sister Sarah''s Sky. It''s an official selection of the Brussels International Film Festival. (Watch the movie trailer at their site!) BBG heads to Europe in September, 2005, in support of Sister Sarah''s Sky and their soon-to-be-released CD, Gorillas Go Hollywood. They''ll also be performing songs from LOTUS, which is their 4th and most recent release.
(Here''s some BBG trivia: if you count the alternate-version releases in Japan, and on Virgin Records in Europe, LOTUS would be the 10th CD released by Bright Blue Gorilla!)
More about LOTUS:
Two songs from this CD, Cocoon and Silent Music, were featured on television (the short-lived Freaky Links) and in the romantic comedy film, 100 Girls.
Los Angeles Times: "Bright Blue Gorilla is genuinely wry and entertaining."
Orange Country Register: "Best live act of the year!"
FM East Fan (Japan): "Songwriting of the highest caliber..."
OOR Magazine (Holland): "Rosenkrantz & Glover are true originals..."
Here''s some recent BBG happenings:
--> Watch for Michael playing harmonica in the new Dairy Queen TV ad.
--> In the film, A Mighty Wind, watch for Robyn during the concert finale.
--> BBG songs can be heard in three different episodes of the TV show ''The Osbournes - Season 3".
--> In the film, It''s All About Love, by Danish Director, Thomas Vinterberg, Robyn and Michael''s voices replace several of the actors voices. (The actors in question were from Europe and had accents that the director didn''t think sounded American enough.)
--> On the TV show, Enterprise, Michael is an alien - a "Tranon" to be exact.
--> On the TV show, The O.C., Michael played "a parole officer who looks like Lou Reed."
--> On the TV show, Boston Legal, Michael played the judge in the Michael Jackson trial who quits the case to become a Phil Spector look-alike. (No kidding.)
--> You can see the gorillas in TV commercials for Dairy Queen, Stanley Tools, the Academy Awards, Nokia phones, Disney Channel, and the German sit-com Alles Atze.
--> Robyn''s India Photos appear in the coffee table book "Photo Crafts," published by Lark Books.
--> Their voice characterizations are on Microsoft''s CD ROM game, Mech Warrior IV, and on various Disney Channel promos, commercials, etc.
It all started in 1990, when Robyn & Michael quit their L.A. jobs, sold everything they owned except their guitars, and bought one-way tickets to Europe. They''ve been travelling the world ever since.