Ken Harrison 7:48 a.m., Dec. 7
RIYL: The Sess, the Power Chords, Spoon
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- MySpace page · Oct. 19, 2007
Inception: San Diego, 2004
Influences: Van Halen, Art Blakey, the Jazz Messengers, System of a Down, Metallica, Rilo Kiley, Tubby, Spoon, Simeon Flick, the Power Chords
The trio known as DropJoy formed in the summer of 2004 when the longtime duo of singer/songwriter and guitarist Nicki Walker and drummer Andy Light teamed up with bass player Etienne de Bruin.
Nicki was born and raised in New York. She began playing and writing music at the tender age of seven and has been playing ever since. A combination of thought provoking lyrics, whiskey soft vocals and driving guitar rhythms, makes her is a force to be reckoned with. Live shows are uncompromising and always electrifying.
Andy Light, formerly of Lightning Loyd, has musical influences ranging from Van Halen to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Andy was born in San Bernadino, CA. Born with congenial heart disease, his drums and music took the place of many every day tasks that most people would take for granted. Watching Andy play, one can't help but think that his last beat will precede his last breath by only a couple seconds.
Etienne de Bruin could pass for a crazy South African but would prefer to be the quiet bass player who stands in the corner, shuts up, and provides that melodic bottom end to the soothing tones of a song shattering all silence. Hardly the typical San Diegan, he is often ridiculed for his Eurotrash choice of music, clothing, food, and politics -- all this when he is in fact from a tiny country on the Southern tip of Africa. His bass is his first love and they have been together for over ten years -- a match made in heaven.
Dropjoy released their first album Situational Ethics in fall 2005.
- Situational Ethics