“Show Band” hits the digital “shelves”

Show Band (Miss Fairchild)
Show Band (Miss Fairchild)

Miss Fairchild’s excellent record “Show Band” hits the digital stores today. The limited-edition CD run was put together as a special partnership with my hometown brewery, Cisco Brewers. And now, the whole world gets to check it out!

I played percussion tracks on a few cuts off of this record, and I love how it turned out. Feel free to take a listen here before you buy.

As a former member of Miss Fairchild’s touring band, I can attest to the fact that the show really does sound and feel like this recording. They really did a great job conveying this awesomely electrifying (and now very large) live band. Big ups to frontman Daddy Wrall, aka my kid brother Travis.

Nikka Costa and Some Serious Islander Bidness

Last night, Miss Fairchild opened for the inimitable and ridiculously soulful Nikka Costa. To say that it was an honor is a gross understatement.

A fact that few remember, or even took note of in the first place… When Miss Fairchild was touring in 2007, her “Till I Get To You”” was our walk-on music as we took the stage. Selector and Saxmaster Sammy Bananas would be DJing the opening set, and Nikka was how we knew when it was time to get to work. It fired us up with its skanky guitars and straight -ahead smack.

And there we were, taking the stage to open the night at the legendary Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA, fixing to set the tone for our fave soul sister. We came out of the box swinging, and got the dancefloor primed for Miss Thang, all sassed-up in her gold lame´skintight pants.

Nikka took the stage with a smoking rendition of “Dance to the Music” by Sly, so of course she had our attention from the first second. Kirah was enthusiastically posting about it on Facebook when Nikka called her out from stage for not being on her feet. The ensuing exchange was pretty hysterical.

Afterwards, a small clutch of Nantucketers that represented all got together for a little photo op. Good to know that Islanders will always show up, even if unprovoked. It’s one of the inexplicable things about Nantucket. We always represent.

Of note is Ammon EP, to the far left. One of my tightest homies and inspirational DJ talents, Ammon had just been through his 2nd brain operation in 3 years. He is amazing and a true case for goodness and kindness ruling one’s environment. You amaze me all the time, pal.

Speaking of Nantucket, that’s the next stop.

Miss Fairchild Releases “Won’t Be Your Kept Woman”

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“Won’t Be Your Kept Woman” is a four song EP of original music that Miss Fairchild has been producing to follow up on last year’s Pop-Funk opus “Ooh La La, Sha Sha.” The new Pop-kernels are sassy, danceable, masterfully executed using MF’s signature stylings, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. And, for the fans that have been in there for the long haul, included is a redo of the band’s very first dance hit “Excuse Me Mr.” entitled “Excuse Me, Sister” – it’s even more bangin’ the second time around!

“Won’t Be Your Kept Woman” is available for purchase only as a download, and can be found at download stores all across the infinity that we call the “World Wide Web”. These outlets include, but are in no way limited to, iTunes, Amazon, Tradebit, etc. Heck, the list goes on! Do a search at your fave download spot and get instant gratifunkation.

And… the mixtape! Once again, world famous DJ/MF producer and cohort Sammy Bananas has crafted a mixtape full of goodies, featuring 4 brand new Blow-Pop tunes by the band that you’re sure to suck on and chew for a while! These songs are masterfully blended into some of MF’s favorite good time treats by the likes of Chaka & Rufus, Terence Trent D’Arby and Amerie to name a few, with some tricks along the way, as well! The link is here:

The press is already rolling in for the EP! Visit this link to read a recent review in the Phoenix:

The band will be celebrating at several CD release parties around the region. Check the calendar for details.

Miss Fairchild on the “Real World: Hollywood”

644px-mtv_logo_svgNew England’s Favorite Homemade Superstars Miss Fairchild will be appearing on tonight’s episode of “Real World: Hollywood,” the MTV cultural juggernaut that spawned the reality television phenomenon. Bunim-Murray Productions has chosen the band’s song “Vanilla Place” off their “Ooh La La Sha Sha” album to appear as background music in one of the scenes in this weeks’ episode, the second of this season.

MTV is found on most basic cable platforms nationwide, airing at 10pm EST. The MTV website also hosts a Real World page. After the episode airs, the page will have information about Miss Fairchild, the scene in which “Vanilla Place” was used, and links to Miss Fairchild’s online resources.

The Real World can be found online at: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/realworld-season20/series.jhtml

BAM Cafe Show

The show at BAM Cafe in Brookyln was crazy! The room was very cool, and the whole vibe of the place was excellent. People were there for the music, even if they did insist on sitting on the floor, college coffeehouse-style.

Thanks to Nantucket for representing!

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