The Scorseses performing at The House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana in February 2011
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Genres||Progressive, Rock, Ska|
The Scorseses is an eight-piece, horn driven progressive rock and ska band from New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2009, the band consists of former members of past and current New Orleans based groups, Trombone Shorty, Slang Angus, Alone at the Wheel, and Jake Smith. Their sound has been described as "a highly eclectic group of styles, with focused guitar progressions and virtuoso-style bass lines beefed by a powerful horn section and keyboards"  and "an even measure of radio-ready alternative rock and ska, occasionally spiced with funk for added groove and psychedelic flavoring, giving birth to a fun sound that is welcomingly familiar, yet distinct".
The Beginning (2009-2011)
The Scorseses began in the fall of 2009, under the name The Scorseses Kickball Prom. A collaboration of childhood friends stemming from a wide variety of past musical experience brought (vocalist) Vincent Ebeier and (drummer) Christopher Noto of Alone at the Wheel together in effort to embellish and revamp the rock, progressive, and ska performance. Highly influenced by such national acts as RX Bandits, Minus the Bear, Sublime, and Glassjaw, they soon recruited (guitarist/vocalist) David Latino of Slang Angus, (bassist) David Demarest of Trombone Shorty, and (keyboardist) Jerell Rodriguez. Soon after releasing their first live-recorded single entitled "Get Some Culture" in the spring of 2010, they recruited (saxophonist/vocalist) Danny Nixdorff of Jake Smith and (trumpeter/trombonist) Jimmie Reamey to provide an even larger, horn infused perspective to their sound.
Presenting...The Scorseses (2011-Present)
Production of their first five-track EP release, Presenting...The Scorseses, began in the Spring of 2010, under the direction of recording engineer Drew Vonderhaar of Sheryl Crow, Theresa Anderson, and Mudvayne. Bassist and vocalist of Punch People, Danny Bourgeois, was elected to mix and master the album with a target release date of early 2011. The album was released in late February 2011, with an overall excellent reception by city press and audience. Critic Alex Rawls of New Orleans, Louisiana's OffBeat (magazine) noted, "The Scorseses use ska as a launching pad, and, like Mutemath, builds something contemporary from refashioned versions of classic parts. Throughout their debut five-song EP, they show similar invention, and it's easy to see how this could fine a big audience."
On July 3, 2011, members of The Scorseses, Danny Nixdorff, Jimmie Reamey, and Geoffrey Grice, performed on stage with RX Bandits during their final performance in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of their "2011 Farewell Tour".
- Vincent Ebeier - lead vocals, percussion
- David Latino - guitar, vocals
- Christopher Noto - drums, percussion
- David Demarest - bass
- Jerell Rodriguez - keyboards
- Geoffrey Grice - trombone
- Jimmie Reamey - trumet, trombone
- Danny Nixdorff - saxophones, flute, vocals, percussion
- Jon Jouet - saxophone
- Bryce Mansfield - trumpet
- Ashley Shabankareh - trombone, vocals
- David Melancon - trumpet
- Presenting...The Scorseses (2011)
- Get Some Culture (2010)
- J.J., "One's to Watch: The Scorseses", Where Y'at Magazine, April 2011
- June Album Reviews, Anti-Gravity Magazine, June 2011
- Roques, Greg, "April CD Reviews", Where Y'at Magazine, April 2011
- Recinos, Chris, "One's To Watch", Press Play Magazine, February 2011
- Rawls, Alex, "July Album Reviews", Offbeat Magazine, July 2011
- Presenting...The Scorseses, "iTunes Online Store"
- Best of the Big Easy Awards, Where Y'at Magazine, June 2011
- www.reverbnation.com/thescorseses EPK
- Sonicbids.com EPK
- Picklescoop.com Podcast - Album Release Interview
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