Boxing Gandhis

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Boxing Gandhis
Origin Los Angeles
Genres Funk, Soul
Years active 1994 (1994)–present
Labels Mesa, Atlantic
Members Eric M. Fowler
Teddy Andreadis
Brie Darling (Brie Howard)
Alfredo Ballesteros
Ernie Perez
Yukihide Takiyama
Gary Pavlika
Past members David Darling
David Kitay
Carl Sealove

The Boxing Gandhis are an American alternative funk/soul band from Los Angeles founded by music producer David Darling (Brian Setzer, Meredith Brooks, Sprung Monkey). The group was signed to the record label Mesa Blue Moon in 1993 and scored a #5 hit on the Billboard Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) chart with the song "If You Love Me (Why Am I Dyin')" off their debut album after touring the US as opening act for the Dave Matthews Band and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The song's video also garnered a Billboard Music Award "Video of the Year" and was directed by Brian Lockwood.

Atlantic Records purchased Mesa Blue Moon and the group was signed to Atlantic Records and released Howard. The album failed to gain radio popularity and the band went on a brief hiatus. The group released an EP of new material in 2008 titled 3rd 2nd Chance and released a digital download-only EP on iTunes titled Brand New Start in 2011. "If You Love Me (Why Am I Dyin')" was featured in Episode 3 of the 2011 season of the HBO Original Series True Blood.

Personnel[edit]

1994 (album Boxing Gandhis)[edit]

David Darling - vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Brie Darling (Howard) - vocals, percussion
Ernie Perez - vocals, saxophone
David Kitay - vocals, guitar, percussion
Alfredo Ballesteros - flute, sax
Ted Andriadis - keyboards
Carl Sealove - bass
Steve Samuel - drums

1996 (album Howard)[edit]

David Darling - vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Brie Darling (Howard) - vocals, percussion
Ernie Perez - vocals, saxophone
Eric M. Fowler - vocals, guitar
Alfredo Ballesteros - flute, sax
Ted Andreadis - keyboards
Randy Landas - bass
Jamie Chez - drums

Current Lineup (as of 2011)[edit]

Brie Darling (Howard) - vocals, percussion
Ernie Perez - vocals, saxophone
Eric Fowler - vocals, guitar, percussion
Alfredo Ballesteros - flute, sax
Ted Andreadis - keyboards
Yukihide Takiyama - bass
Gary Pavlica - drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Boxing Gandhis (1994, Mesa Records)
  • Howard (1996, Atlantic Records)
  • 3rd 2nd Chance (2008, Independent)
  • Brand New Start (2011, Digital Release)

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