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Brain Buckit

Sound description

Fuses the festive sounds of New Orleans jazz with high energy rock 'n' roll.

RIYL

Phish, String Cheese Incident, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Influences

Jimi Hendrix, the Meters, Phish, Taj Mahal, String Cheese Incident

Discography

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Brain Buckit fuses the festive sounds of New Orleans with Hendrix, AC/DC, and Allman Bros-style rock. The band's music has been described as “Angus-fueled Funk” or even “Hendrix at Mardis Gras." Their blend of horns and guitar encourages both boogiers and partiers to get serious about their business. The three guys and a gal render a tight mix of jazzy rock that's occasionally punked out with ska horns. Guitarist Chris Kelly provides Hendrix-inspired fills that add needed complexity.

"They say the grass is always greener, so how come you don't like mine?" asks the funk rock foursome on their ambitious six-track self-titled 2004 EP. The band's 2007 CD Year Baby hit #37 on Texas's Radio Blues chart.

Brain Buckit has contributed tunes to several compilation discs, placing their music on over 300,000 CDs in circulation. Their song “You Rock ’n’ Roll” is featured in the film Lonely Street.

According to Chris Kelly, “There are two direct routes into the movie music biz: one, you get real lucky or, two, you know someone. In my case, my cousin Patrick Newall was one of the producers of the movie. There was another actual music supervisor, and several other producers had to okay the song too, so I don’t want to sell it too short and say it was all in the connections. But it kind of was."

“Payment for things like this really varies,” says Kelly. “You can get some money up front; how much depends on your stature. Then, you get standard royalty rates each time it’s played somewhere in the movies or on TV."

“I’ve had some songs in smaller indie movies. I got a check for about 80 bucks a year for a couple years for each of them. When you get the check, it’s pretty cool; it shows where the movie was played. I’m really quite well known now in Burma and Indonesia. [Lonely Street] has some bigger stars and should have a larger release. I stand to make, literally, hundreds of dollars.”

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