The Band Famous® came to life in 2013 when they filmed their own birth featuring spontaneous improvised music at the first meeting of founding members Jacob Alexander Figueroa aka Zander and Mary Norell Jackson aka Norell with Terrance Clifford. Their debut album Last Words is an album of entirely improvised material.
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Music Reporter Jay Gabler of Minnesota Public Radio and 89.3 FM The Current, says:
“The more I read, the more surprised I was… They came together a couple of years ago in MN, they were all here in MN, and they all play music, they all make art, they also are all software developers… and actually some of the music from that initial jam session went on their debut EP ‘Last Words’ which was released - wait for it - not on vinyl or via iTunes or any of the conventional ways of releasing music, but via an app - because they’re all software developers, right? They made an interactive app by which they released their album…..It’s dreamy, it’s spacey…. I think people… will find a lot to enjoy, a lot of familiar, and ambient sounds… the whole thing is improvised by the way, all of their music to date has been entirely improvised…”
Awakening is their most focused and steadfast material yet!
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Radio DJ Simon Edwards of Loose Canon with Simon Edwards on 6 Towns Radio in the United Kingdom, says:
Loose Canon with Simon Edwards
“Right now to Los Angeles, The Band Famous are a duo and they've got a six-track EP that came out in February, it's called Awakening. I'm going to play you "Because"...[The Band Famous - "Because"]...Mmm nice one folks. That was The Band Famous and "Because".“
Writer Jerard Fagerberg of City Pages, says:
The Band Famous – “Emotional Scatter” (PREMIERE)
“Self-produced trip-hop group the Band Famous exist to uplift you, even if they sound a bit wacky when they do. They may not be self-actualized enough to dispense good advice, but their new single “Emotional Scatter” tries, dammit. Directed by TBF members Norell and Zander, the video tries to play motivational speaker, but when the band mixes in goofy lyrics and a mooning gnome toy, it’s hard to take them totally seriously. Which might be the point: Stop taking yourself so seriously and enjoy the jam.“