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Out To Lunch
Out to Lunch frontman David Levy leads a crack ensemble that features stellar keyboard playing from Eric Lane, who stands out on every song he solos in. What starts out as a James Brown-influenced funk outfit takes interesting turns into breakbeat grooves that touch on jazz, house, dub reggae, Latin and beyond. From the straight-ahead groove of “The Good Doctor” through the acid-trip soundtrack of “Maudlin’s Eleven,” OTL’s accessible grooves will keep your brain and booty equally engaged. A funky thumbs up to OTL’s original and extraordinary debut. —Keyboard Magazine
New York ElectroSoul has hit the streets. And the streets of New York are where it emerged. Busking on a subway platform one afternoon the then unknown vocalist Damon C. Scott was discovered by David Levy. That was back then, in 2007 – a lot has changed.
Damon and David have worked together ever since. Writing songs, playing shows, and recording material, which is premiered in their first official release, Back Then. Damon C. Scott is now best known for being the voice behind the track Look Right Through, which took the UK by storm, topping the charts in 2013. The hook up for this track was made through David, and now Damon is returning the favour.
The band works under the name, Out to Lunch, and Damon fronts the band with his distinctively powerful voice and soulful harmonies, all supported by funky basslines and deep-house grooves. David holds it all down on electronics, keys and horns. The Village Voice has hailed Out to Lunch as “ambitious and funky,” while Billboard Magazine calls them “a distinctive brand of funk…expanding the range of the listener’s experience.” Find out for yourself with their new video, Back Then, and album and tour to follow in 2016. Dancing shoes recommended.
Out to Lunch (instrumental)
Pushing the depths of the underground jazz scene, cutting edge New York City-based Out to Lunch has recently released its third album, No One Left Behind, on one of the finest indie record labels, Mesa Recordings. Tracks such as “In Da House” and “It’s a Jungle Out There” move effortlessly from the world of funk to breakbeat, from dub to house, creating a sound that hits both the mind and feet. Out to Lunch has not only established itself as a mainstay on the New York scene, but has toured extensively through North America and Europe.
Biography of Musicians
Canadian-born multi-instrumentalist David Levy is the founder and leader of Out to Lunch. David has released three albums with Out to Lunch, Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo, Melvin’s Rockpile (Accurate Records) and No One Left Behind (Mesa Recordings). He can also be heard as a sideman on Verve Remixed 3 (Universal Records), as well as on the Junior Boys, It’s All True, Beyond Dull Care, So This Is Goodbye, and Last Exit (Domino Records). David plays bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, bansuri flute and Ableton Live.
Josiah Woodson received a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. It was there where he began touring with the “The Makanda Project” and sharing the stage with such acclaimed musicians as Oliver Lake, Yoron Isreal and John Lockwood. Woodson relocated to New York City where he plays trumpet, flute, and guitar in several bands including Out to Lunch, The People’s Champs and The SuperPower Horns, with whom he wrote and recorded material for the Grammy award-winning singer Beyonce’s latest album, 4 (Columbia Records).
New York-based pianist & keyboard player Walter Fischbacher has worked with jazz luminaries such as Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Ingrid Jensen, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Chico Freeman, Tim Lefebvre, Joel Rosenblatt and the Vienna Art Orchestra. Originally from Austria, Fischbacher relocated to New York in 1994, where he, in addition to his work as a musician, manages his own recording studio and leads his band, “Phishbacher.” His most recent release Proove That! (Lofish Music) has been called “inspired” and “super funky” by international jazz reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Zack Lober is a bassist, composer and DJ currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a co-founder of the groups “The Story” and “Byproduct” and an active bandleader under his own name. As a sideman he has worked in groups led by such musicians as David Binney and Donny McCauslin, and has toured Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Lober holds a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music
Drummer Jason Kruk’s touring and festival appearances cover a diverse range of musicians including work with MCA recording artist the Jay Quinn Band, B and the Buzz, Mojo Perry, Grammy-Award Winner Jeff Eckels, Ken Peplowski, David Liebman, A.J. Mallory (Rebirth Brass Band), Donny McCaslin, Gene Bertoncini, Wayne Krantz and Fima Ephron. Kruk’s debut, Leaving Saturn, was released May 2009. Kruk has worked throughout the United States and Europe, and currently resides in New York City.
For more, visit outtolunchmusic.com.