Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Aug. 24
Leaders In the Clubhouse
RIYL: Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Frank Zappa, Bigfellas, Cash'd Out, Jesse LaMonaca, Electric Light Orchestra, Cheap Trick, 10cc, Weezer, Queen
- "Snubbed by the San Diego Music Awards" · April 13, 2017
- "Have Drums, Will Travel" · Feb. 3, 2010
- "Serious Bigfellas" · Oct. 5, 2006
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Frank Zappa
Leaders In the Clubhouse is a retro-'70s band with a modern sheen. “Our sound is like the stupid man’s Randy Newman,” says drummer Spud Davenport (Messy Necessities, Shamey Jays), one half of comedic power-pop-rockers Leaders in the Clubhouse.
“Or what if Warren Zevon joined Weezer,” offers pianist Charlie Recksieck (Bigfellas, LITC). “Although a reviewer was trying to take a shot at us with Rage Against the Millennials, and I might stand by that one.”
Regarding their debut album Won, Davenport says "We’ve got some anthems here, lamenting crappy electronics, slackers, and moms who give their kids trophies for doing nothing."
"We’ve been told it's kinda like Randy Newman writing songs for Queen." By summer 2015, Davenport told the Reader "We've clawed our way into airplay on broadcast 50 radio stations in the U.S. that we know of." A video was released for the song "She Gets Loud."
In late 2015, they landed two songs in the movie Last Call At Murray's, starring Michael Gross and John Savage.