Menlo Park (band)

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Menlo Park
Genres Alternative rock
Years active Formed 1999; disbanded 21st-century
Members Defunct
Past members Chris Taylor (vocals)
John Gresswell
Harper Simon (guitar, vocals)
Ben Nicholls (bass)
Natasha Panas (piano, vocals)
Seb Rochford (drums)

Menlo Park was an alternative-rock band, founded in 1999,[1] and recording between 2000 and 2003.

The band has been described by the London Evening Standard as "cajun folkists",[2] by Time Out as "theatrical swamp",[3] and by themselves as "hip-hop county" and "voodoo folk".[4]

It featured Harper Simon, Paul Simon's son. Also, its drummer was Seb Rochford,[5] who won the BBC Rising Star Jazz Award in 2004 and leads the Mercury Prize-nominated experimental-jazz group Polar Bear.[6]

Band members[edit]

  • Chris Taylor
  • John Greswell
  • Harper Simon (guitar, vocals)
  • Ben Nicholls (bass)
  • Natasha Panas (piano, vocals)
  • Seb Rochford (drums)

Albums and EPs[edit]

Title Date of Release
Menlo Park 2000
We All Doctors Here (EP) 2000
Greetings From Montauk NY (EP) 2002
Greetings From Lambeth (EP) 2003

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (undated). "About Menlo Park Music". Menlo Park Music. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. ^ Aizlewood, John (22 July 2005). "Who's the Genius of New Jazz?". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  3. ^ Lewis, John; Mackness, Kerstan (31 July 2006). "The Future of London's Jazz Scene". Time Out. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  4. ^ Sweeting, Adam (19 February 2002). "Menlo Park". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  5. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Bran (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. New York City; London: Rough Guides. p. 672. ISBN 978-1-843-53256-9.
  6. ^ Barnes, Mike (5 April 2007). "Is This the Hardest-Working Man in Music? – Rising Star Seb Rochford Was, Until Recently, Playing in 10 Different Bands – The More the Merrier, He and Collaborator Pete Wareham Tell Mike Barnes". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2012.

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