Menlo Park (band)

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Menlo Park
Genres Alternative rock
Years active Formed 1999; disbanded 21st-century
Website menloparkmusic.com
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 Gresswell
  • 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 Lambeth (EP) 2003

See also[edit]

References[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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