Monday, 29 September 2014

Molecular Voyage Q&A

Name of band:
We are Molecular Voyage.

Where are you from?
Valparaiso, Indiana.

Who else is in your band?
The core of three members is Jeff T, Tommy Ukes, and Tommy Harps.

How would you describe yourselves?
We all been around since the early 70's playing music in some capacity or another. We have played and created music from progressive rock to these days, acoustic lounge and chill. We do small gigs these days playing "speakeasy" music - jazz standards with a folky presentation. We like to use small humble instruments such as harmonicas, glockenspiels, ukuleles, banjos, along with traditional rock instruments. Our recordings are studio recordings with a "live" sound to give them a relaxed feel - like an old pair of blue jeans. 

Who are your main influences musically?
We have many, many influences and like most, they change through the years, and even months. If  to pick one person, it would be Taj Mahal for his ability to widen the arena of his traditional blues roots. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We have zero aspirations of making it "big". All of us are a bit disgusted with some aspects of the the modern music scene. What we do like is the ability to easily share music with like minded people who enjoy our art. These days we love to play and create jazzy, bluesy, and loungey tunes. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I would say the highlight has been the establishment of the KOA Lounge - our recording studio where we are free to create whatever we want. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Probably the moments we would like to forget is the MS diagnosis of our harp player and cancer diagnosis of our ukulele/bells/multi instrumentalist. We have had to deal with these inflictions that sometimes get in the way and sometimes make us stronger. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
If I had to pick one song, it probably would be Spanky, an instrumental written by our harp player, but songs like After Your Gone would be a true representation also.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? 

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