John Wayne's Seat Belt: Three individuals forge a group through the continuation of a friendship.
Will C. is 1/3 of John Wayne's Seat Belt. Recent solo projects include production for Demigodz "KILLmatic" album, "Eli's Prism," and The Beach Boys spinoff project "Adieu Or Die." Some recent mastering/engineering work includes The Pharcyde 5x5" box set, Madlib Medicine Show series, MF Doom "Operation: Doomsday" Lunchbox, project coordinator for re-release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany's film, Augustus Pablo Ital Dub, and Cold Chillin' and B Boy Records catalogue reissues). www.willcmusic.com
Mike and Tim make up the other 2/3 of John Wayne's Seat Belt. Prolific artists who have stretched their creativity and diverse musical endeavors throughout several different bands in recent years, including Great Western Plain, Leaves Leaves, Dead Trend, and now JWSB. These jack of all trades type musicians met head on with Will to create a sound and concept the three of them could not have foreseen.
released February 26, 2012
• recorded at a dream factory in Portland, ME
• mixed at Voyager III in Fort Collins, Co
• M. Powers = bass guitar, background vox
• W. Curley = piano, organ, drums, Moog, various electric pianos, background vox, percussion
• T. Berrigan = lead vox, guitar, background vox
Mike ... the familiar voice of the gentleman from Westfield... combined with his broad smile and great bass guitaring... are vital to the Seatbelt sound - the soaring, textured harmonies - the vocal conspiracy set to music. Mike helps transmit the rhythmical energy from the band to the audience - it's a real Maine saga.
Tim... the mystical musical force behind John Wayne's Seat Belt... the resident songwriting genius back now in the spotlight where he belongs... the music of JWSB - and therefore the music of America itself - is in large part the music and vision of Tim Berrigan.
Will... watch and listen as he conducts and onstage tour through complex musical tapestries... weaving a fabric of close harmonies with amazing grace. Carl plays, writes, and sings beautifully... with his quiet strength best expressed in the Seatbelt's musical direction.