VIDEO: Interview with Roger McNamee of MOONALICE / DOOBIE DECIBEL SYSTEM & Ben Fong-Torres discusses MOONALICE RADIOKenny Wardell
MOONALICE is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations. Everyone is a part of the experience. MOONALICE was the brainchild of the great producer, T Bone Burnett in 2007 because he wanted to create a band with a San Francisco 60’s sound. MOONALICE plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts. Every show features an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique MOONALICE “legend”. A copy of the poster will be given free to all attendees. All MOONALICE concerts are broadcast live in HD on the MOONALICE Couch Tour and available shortly after their set.
MOONALICE Band members:
Barry Sless: lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz)
Pete Sears: bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals (Doobie Decibel System, Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Peter Rowan, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Friends, Steve Kimock, David Nelson, John Lee Hooker and more).
Roger McNamee: rhythm and lead guitar, bass, vocals (Doobie Decibel System (DDS) Duo with Jason Crosby and Doobie Decibel System (DDS) Band with Jason Crosby, Pete Sears, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Jay Lane. Plus Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
John Molo: drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones).
Big Steve Parish: Manager, Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller. (Grateful Dead family member and co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band).
MOONALICE’s hit single “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over 4.6 million times. You can download it at http://www.moonalice.com/song/its-420-somewhere
Psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations.
Band Members: Pete Sears, Barry Sless, Roger McNamee & John Molo.
Hailing from the Bay Area, MOONALICE mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations
Every show has an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique MOONALICE “legend.” The poster is given free to all attendees. www.moonaliceposter.com
Doobie Decibel System (DDS)
DDS Duo features Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee.
DDS Band features Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz & Jay Lane
The Duo & Band’s distinctive style and improvisations are heard as they play their original songs as well as classic covers from the rock n roll archive.
Every show has an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique “legend.” The poster is given free to all attendees.
DDS releases a new music video of almost every song, visit DDSband.com
Live streaming HD video of every performance is recorded and archived for free listening via MOONALICE Couch Tour®
DDS on Social media: 11,600 on Facebook & over 2,900 on Twitter
‘MOONALICE 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014’ short film by Jay Blakesberg and Alex Fischer featuring MOONALICE posters, select artists and their inspiration. The seven minute video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwYvJhlJn0k
More About DOOBIE DECIBEL SYSTEM (DDS):
Jason Crosby and Roger McNamee formed a duo called “Doobie Decibel System” (DDS). As the Dewey Decimal System organizes library materials by discipline or field of study, DDS throws its diverse musical talents together to create riffs and songs that cross genre and generation. DDS Band performs an electric show which also features band members Pete Sears, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Jay Lane.
On any given night, DDS play their original songs, such as “Backlash” and “Wrong Side of The Road” by Crosby and “Live A Little” and “Couple of Puffs” by McNamee, and dip into rock ‘n’ roll archives playing a variety of classics from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead. Their distinctive style is heard in every song while they continue to surprise the audience by playing improvisations and creating a unique sound that encapsulates their talents and energy.
Over the last decade, Jason Crosby has been a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Susan Tedeschi Band, among others. In recent years, Crosby has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews in various configurations. His discography includes appearing on Anastasia’s multi-platinum hit “Freak of Nature” as well as Tedeschi’s Grammy-nominated “Wait for Me”; and more recent releases from Phillip Phillips, Pretty Lights, Robert Randolph, and Teddy Thompson.
Roger McNamee is the lead vocalist and plays bass and guitar with MOONALICE (performing 90-100 shows a year) and past bands are Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes & Flying Other Brothers. MOONALICE has leveraged technology to help build a national audience. The MOONALICE Couch Tour™ on Moonalice.com, enables fans to watch any show on a smartphone, PC or tablet without an app. MOONALICE works with 24 poster artists to produce a unique poster that is given to guests at every concert.
DDS also supports creative community by offering a commemorative rock poster by a well-known artist to fans at each show. A collection of music videos and archived HD video from the live video streams of nearly every show can be found at www.DDSband.com.
DOOBIE DECIBEL SYSTEM (DDS) BAND Members:
Jason Crosby: guitar, fiddle, keyboards, vocals (Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & Dave Matthews and more).
Roger McNamee: rhythm and lead guitar, bass, vocals (Moonalice, Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers and more).
Pete Sears: bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals (Moonalice, Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Peter Rowan, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Friends, Steve Kimock, David Nelson, John Lee Hooker and more).
Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz: guitar, steel guitar, vocals (ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Lebo & Friends, Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock Band, Brokedown in Bakersfield and more).
Jay Lane: drums, vocals (Primus, Further, Golden Gate Wingmen, RatDog, Scaring the Children, Alphabet Soup, Jay’s Happy Sunshine Burger Joint, Ice Age, The Uptones, The Freaky Executives and more).