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1.Introduce your Band: (who, when, what genre)
We are the Butt Dial Party Band. We play mostly covers but also a few originals. We cover tunes from the 1940’s to the present but with a twist. Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Showtunes and a little jazz. We are bass drums
What Got everyone involved in the first place can you share some history?
We were all friends and had been in various musical projects and bands together and separately and decided to join together to play a one-off gig. We had so much fun we decided to learn up a bunch more songs and continue playing.
What have you accomplished as a group together and other aspirations?
We have professionally recorded an EP, we are the current house band at the W Hotel in downtown Seattle, we have played some high profile corporate gigs and weddings and we have played in virtually every club in Seattle.
How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
We “released” our EP on YouTube. Other than that we don’t have much of an internet footprint or impact.
Any Musical Icons/influences or artists you’d share the stage with?
Butt Dial can play on the same bill as any band or genre.
How can people relate to your music?
People dance to our music!!! We also play such a variety of songs and artists that there is something for everyone. For example we play, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Morphine, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, I Put a Spell On You, Fever, Bang Bang, Shakin’ All Over, as well as tunes from the musical Chicago and Disney’s the Jungle Book.
What can people expect out of a live performance?
Expect the unexpected from the Butt Dial Party Band. We put on a lively energetic show with costumes and vaudevillian antics. If the venue is adulty enough maybe a little cleavage and butt bongo’s.
What made you decide to perform at the 2018 Hempfest?
We performed last year at the Hempfest VIP party and had a blast. Hempfest is a great place to play with big crowds and positive vibes.
What does the group have planned for the year 2019?
We are expanding our repertoire and hope to add a number of new songs. We would like to expand from Seattle play other towns in Washington and Oregon.
Where can people interested in more news and updates go to follow and find more?
Shaking local watering holes all over Seattle since 2013, Butt Dial—also known as The Butt Dial Party Band for faint of heart venues—is a high energy octo-collective (2 trumpets, bari sax, trombone, guitar, bass & drums) featuring members of Sound Wave Sounders FC Band, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, The m9, The Psychotronics, High Water Passage, and Super Geek League.
Do you like Sly & The Family Stone, The Black Keys, The Tokens, The Ohio Players, and Black Joe Lewis? So do we. Especially when they’ve been filtered through an insistently distorted surf2unk trio, bolstered with a war chest of assorted horns, and selectively seasoned with powerful croons and hollers.
If you want to shake the end result of countless permutations of genetics, there’s only one call to make – Butt Dial!
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