Pronunciation: /bænd/uh/lah-muhs -noun
a diverse group of nomadic master artists, of the genus Lama; sometimes seen adorned in vibrant blue-fleece; musical modulations and vocalizations have been known to cause uncontrollable foot movement.
1300-50; as revealed by the ancient auracle at a gathering of seers, sages and soothsayers - now known as a jam session.
Bandallamas is a collaborative ensemble of legendary musicians, who are steeped in global culture. Their music incorporates tribal beats, reggae, blues, jazz, funk, rock, and more; transporting their audience through an all-embracing sound of an irresistible world beat.
This eclectic group of artists transcends categorization, while creating their own unique spirit of sound. These musicians are transporters of the vibe - through the legacy of the ages; the essence of musical spirit and origin - music's very roots. These musicians honor the purity of the art of music, preserving its soul in every note. These musicians are Bandallamas.
Bandallamas honor their limitless musical soul by inviting guest artists to join their fluid and tenacious evolution; just as music itself has evolved since the first beat reverberated in the core of our long-forgotten ancestors.
- 11/11/11 - Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI [BUY TIX]
- 11/12/11 – Radisson Hotel – Green Bay, WI [BUY TIX]
Dynamic supergroup Bandallamas, along with some very talented colleagues will be taking center stage at the Barrymore Theatre on November 11 for their special “Power of Eleven” (11/11/11) showcase. Since 11/11/11 is Veteran’s Day, the group is partnering with Veterans For Peace in hopes that the music will bring us all together and allow the group to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to their cause (a scholarship foundation).
Do you remember that feeling when you were a teen or in your early twenties and you had just discovered a new band before all your other friends? Remember the thrill of hearing a band like Steely Dan for the first time, which mashed together jazz, blues and rock and did it so cool that you couldn’t wait for the next release? Or for you really old boomers, can you recall the thrill of being turned onto Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic) for the first time?
A friend of Butch Vig and Pauli Ryan has done a huge thing for the Bandallamas! He has submitted us for two Entries to The Recording Academy in consideration for the 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS. They are for Rock Song and Rock Album of the year.
On August 28th, Chris Aaron to play the Peshtigo Bluesfest! The band for this event will be: Chris Aaron, Victor DeLorenzo, Steve Smith(bass) Aaron Bethke(drums) & Pauli Ryan with very special guest Bobby Bryan.
On Wednesday, August 25th 105.5 WMMM in Madison, Wisconsin will be will playing some cuts from the Bandallamas new record. If you live in the Madison area you can tune in at 105.5 WMMM or you can listen to online HERE. The show will start at 9pm CDT. Check it out!
Aug. 12, 2010 / Waterfest / Leach Amphitheater / Oshkosh, WI Fox Valley guitar legend Chris Aaron is coming home with The Bandallamas! This supergroup is opening for Loverboy at Waterfest in Oshkosh Thursday, August 12th and you have a chance to party with the band! You’ll meet Chris as well as Jane Wiedlin (the Go-Gos), Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes), Rob Wasserman (Bob Weir, Van Morrison), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, David Lindley), pat mAcdonald (Timbuk 3), Ken Saydak (Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks), Richard David (Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Steve Miller), Pauli Ryan (Garbage, U2, L7, Son Volt) and the incomparable Bobby Bryan. Special Bandallamas V.I.P. packages are available now at the Rockin’ Apple rate of $105.70. Packages include Waterfest admission, admission to the V.I.P. meet and greet at Beckett’s after the show, the new double cd from Bandallamas, access to a special pre-release download at Broadjam.com, a limited edition V.I.P. poster, a Bandallamas t-shirt, a Safe Ride ticket for those in Sturgeon Bay, Waupaca or Waupun plus two drink tickets and appetizers. Plus, $10 from each package sold goes to the Guitars for Vets program. URL: http://www.wapl.com/concerts/chris_aarons_bandallamas_aug_12_2010/
By Jim Lundstrom
Mark that date down if you want to be part of an incredible music event at Waterfest. No, not headliner Loverboy, though certainly some people will show just to hear the Canucks do “Working for the Weekend.” (Wonder if lead singer Mike Reno still wears those red leather trousers…). The real show that night is Bandallamas, a veritable who’s who of musicians but featuring the Valley’s own Chris Aaron on guitar and vocals.