MP3 Bump Kitchen - Who Ordered the Waffle?
Cookin up the Hottest Grooves and Funky Blues
11 MP3 Songs in this album (53:53) !
Related styles: URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues, URBAN/R&B: Funk
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Who Ordered The Waffle?
Bump Kitchen’s latest release is fresh out of the oven. A smooth blend of soul, extra spicy funk and a dash of blues and then topped off with a generous helping of nasty groove that was slowly stirred until you get a sophisticated funky mix of original music sound.
Never afraid of finding new ways of break down the walls that keep a band from being true to themselves and the music they love to create. The idea behind this album was to keep that live sound we have. That''s what we are known for. All of the basic tracks were recorded live; only vocals and solos were overdubbed.
We made sure that this was a complete collaboration, its important that each band member was free to bring their own favorite ingredients to the pot, and then trust each other enough to stir that pot until it’s a perfect mix. I think we not only stayed true to ourselves as individual musicians but also as a band.
There has been a lot of curiosity about how we came up with the title for this album, well this like most aspects of this album come it is a compilation of some of our more memorable times together on the road. The inspiration for the album title actually came to us as we sat around the breakfast table at Club Crow, a great little blues club over in Cashmere Washington, we had played there the night before and Jack the clubs owner invited us back the next morning for one of his fabulous breakfasts. Well with a name like Bump Kitchen, eating is not something we take lightly, as Jacks wife made it around the table collecting our orders she eventually found herself with only one guy left, Everett. Well Club Crow is in meat and potatoes country and when Jack spotted a Waffle on the list, the first thing that popped out of his mouth was “who’s the sumbitch that ordered the waffle?” and within a millisecond all fingers were pointing at Everett, followed by a roar of laughter and the title was born.
The Bump Kitchen Staff:
Tony Harper – Lead Vocals, Percussion
Tony grew up in the City of Angels. Singing, playing bass or keys, groove naturally runs through his blood. Tony’s first stop in his musical trek was with cousin, Seattle’s own Antowiane Richardson and his cappella group The Main Attraction. In 1991 Tony joined Seattle reggae band The Groove later joining with Sax player Steve Munger’s band Mothers Friends. After recording a few CD’s with the above mentioned Tony eventually found his way to Bump Kitchen. Life is Good
Everett James – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Everett a native of Harlem, picked up the sticks at age 8, they never left his hands since. The Head Chef of Bump Kitchen, Everett has shared his powerful musical talent with a thunderous power. His raw energy got him Voted Drummer of the Millennium 2000 by the Tacoma Blues Society. Everett’s travels around the country have brought him to the stage and studios of many legends all the while gathering the recipe to make Bump Kitchen cook!!
David Broyles – Guitar, Vocals
David is a Washington native, making his home in Olympia. He is a veteran northwest musician having played with numerous bands for the past 30 years, including Sweatband, Reunion, and Mother''s Friends with Tony Harper on vocals. He''s played on a variety of film and video soundtracks, including the film "It''ll Be Better Tomorrow" with Robert Downey, Jr narrating. An avid funk fan, he is very excited to be adding his special blend of groove ingredients to the Bump Kitchen recipe!
Mark Bittler - Keyboards
Mark has been playing music since the age of 3. He has played professionally for 30 years, from jazz, pop and blues, the bands and styles of music has varied over the years. The past few years Mark has been music director for the Mary Mcpage Band. One thing has always held true: THE FUNK, there has always been some funk and soul and Mark has made it his life work to share it with as many people as possible.
Joe Bevens – Bass, Vocals
Joe began his musical journey playing guitar but eventually he picked up the Bass and realized he had found his groove. Mr. Bevens has played with hard hitters such as Mike Japp, and Northwest rock and blues guitarist Steve Stefanowicz. Joe also has collaborated on many projects with his longtime friend Everett James. Beside a good reach out and smack ya across the face bass line Joe is also fond of motorcycles, good food and of course women....
Jho Blenis – Guitar, Vocals
Jho is a veteran northwest musician who is nationally and regionally known for his guitar wizardry, song writing skills and showmanship. His passion for performing is amplified to all those near him and breathing life to the kitchen. Jho won the prestigious Bluesman of the Year 1996 and has jammed along side to many great musicians to list. Jho writes the menu that’s served in Bump Kitchen, sorry no substitutions.