Your support helps keep No Treble running (and makes you look cool too!) I also play a Moog Sub Phatty for keyboard bass stuff. It was just like he was my mentor and he’s one of the guys I have to thank the most for anything I do well musically. I think I need improvement as a player, and as a composer. Michael Emenalo exclusive interview: 'I had to fight to keep Chelsea's academy from closing' ... During his 10 years at the club, which took in the 2012 Champions League success and … I have Snarky Puppy and Bokanté. I’m not really a 5-string guy, but I put it on every once in a while and I love it. And it was obviously a great decision. I play a 1976 Fender Precision bass with a maple neck that I acquired in a drum shop in Greenville, South Carolina for $700. Share. You should perpetually be an audience.”. [That includes something like] an apprenticeship, which is another opportunity I had with this incredible musician named Bernard Wright. The conundrum behind everything that Snarky Puppy does is that it doesn’t sound like anything else. My normal stage rig is a Randy Jackson 500 all-tube head on top of a 4×10 and a 4×8 cabinet, which is a really unconventional thing but I love it. And not just larger- but more powerful, faster-moving, and with the ability for a normal person, an average music listener who manages a small hotel or plays weddings on the weekend, to make an unknown band into a household name in their country, simply on account of the music being interesting. Maybe I’ll want to become a music journalist or something, I don’t know.”. The eight-song collection is ultimately the result of a few emails being sent between music lovers in Europe, a region the band had never gotten traction in. If two guys in my band are fighting, if someone in our administration fucks something up and somebody gets upset about it, if there’s a misunderstanding - that’s the kind of stuff that stresses me out. This interview was … Biografia. Visit our corporate site. “Something” definitely deserved to win. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. Version française. On-stage interview includes Snarky Puppy story and so much more. There were hundreds of people there to do exactly what I wanted to do and it was really, really cool. But the hardest parts for me because I’m a bass player are melodies and harmony to some extent. Chris Dunlavy sits down for a lengthy chat with the Newport County boss who's career at Rodney Parade is back on the up after a down 2019-20. First, I think each individual musician in the band brings influences to the music. He discussed his lifelong love of African music. That would be nice.”. Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more I’m very lucky.”. So are you an advocate for higher education for musicians? Also, working with such a large ensemble is not easy. 36 Year Olds. By “I think we have a very cool infrastructure set up. the pups!!! Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… The thing is, I was very certain that we were not going to win because every single band that performed at that ceremony won in their category. 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. I think they’re trustworthy.”, I’m now producing records for artists from around the world that I love and respect. Michael League Interview by Andre Vasconcelos for the Berklee Blogs. And while a greater audience is just now finding out about the group, Seth Godin’s words ring true: “it takes years of hard work to be an overnight success”. It was funny. And we have to go on tour, and we have to make records, so those two things occupy quite a bit of time, and now that my main interest is really producing, it’s actually working, because I can put production gigs in between tours.”. View the profiles of people named Michael League. I’ll either have something in my head originally or there will be a concept in my head. I just moved, so I think ... we’ll see. danieltyree . But in what, exactly? But he just played acoustic bass, so the electric just sat in his closet for twenty years or something. Every tour everyone is happier and happier because we’re getting taking care slightly better each trip. I’ve been gaming since I was a kid, so this is like, to finally see us get our just do and the respect that we deserve to be taken seriously. Bassist #103206. I like to work. How did you get your start in music and who are some of your influences? I think if nothing changed but everything just got a little better every year, I would be able to die with a smile on my face. It’s a live CD/DVD of some concerts that we gave in a recording studio in the Netherlands in a town called Utrecht. I would drive him around to all his gigs for two years and I’d play with him five to seven times a week. Join Facebook to connect with Michael League and others you may know. Right now I think we all have the sense like, “Oh shit, people are actually paying attention to us now.” And that’s not to say it will change the music at all. Jon Walker. Then there’s a dose of electronica and a slab of folk and a chunk of rock, and you eventually come to the conclusion that you can’t file Snarky Puppy away in any convenient category because there isn’t one that fits. I’m making some changes in my life to try to do that. plus de 3 mois. © © 2021 No Treble, LLC and respective copyright holders. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. Interview - Michael League Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 9th, 2015 JAZZ.FM91, Canada’s only not-for-profit radio station dedicated to jazz and the jazz community at large. “I think I’ve put myself personally on a path that I like, which is that I’m now producing records for artists from around the world that I love and respect, especially from folkloric traditions, which is really what inspires me the most. It was in bad shape so I did had to fix it up a bit. Surreal is the right word for it. By The DLF Team. Tags: Delta League Championship Interview Michael Vernau Interview Delta League Championship Sac Joaquin s. Delta League Championship . I try to take as many music lessons as I can, try to learn new instruments, try to dig into styles of folkloric music or whatever that I have never checked out, because there’s a long-embedded history of things that cultures know to be true, like a specific rhythm or a specific melodic phrase that’s been played for 400 years, “As a composer outside of a folkloric tradition, I can pull those elements and base a composition around them. I think most bands always feel like that – more excited about their new project than their old ones – but this is a really special moment in time for the band because it was very, very explorative. I don’t have great technique. I rarely just sit down at an instrument and start to play and have that be a song. I’m a bass player – I play bass lines all the time. Bassist. University of North Texas. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Michael League at the Discogs Marketplace. It was a really crazy thing. I don’t want to limit it to higher education. Register now for Snarky Puppy's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Saturday May 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT. I hope to get to see them live, soon! From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. Or a school for little kids that does Suzuki method. I feel comfortable with all three things, but since bass lines are what I do all the time I’ll just do those last. How did you get hooked up with Lalah Hathaway? I have some really cool guitars, too, like a ’65 Fender Mustang and a Fender Strat. We turn ten years old in a couple months. MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. "Michael Edwards was involved in a lot of these discussions and the clubs fought pretty hard for a solution, a kind of a good solution or as good as possible," Klopp said. And I’ve taken on a lot of things that are not one-time gigs. From there, I try to sing a melody over the top of it. For solos, I often use the Electro-Harmonix POG, either the Micro POG or the POG2. By The DLF Team. I love MXR’s Carbon Copy Delay, plus their Phase 90, Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass Envelope, and one of my favorite delays that Way Huge makes called the Aqua Puss. from Peabody Awards PRO . I basically ended up on Saturday nights playing a steakhouse with a college jazz quartet and then Sunday, literally overnight, I was playing at a 7,000 member black Baptist church with Erykah Badu’s band. He’s a primary composer and arranger for the group, which draws on jazz, rock, R&B, hip-hop and more to create a unique musical fusion. Do you think you’re a good bass player? Bassist. Michael League is an American composer, producer, guitarist and bassist for the New York based jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. Share. Michael Vernau Interview. 6 years ago. All the Snarky Puppy shit, I write it the week of the recording sessions, always, like at the last minute or at the studio, which I’ve been doing the last couple of years, just writing the music at night after the sessions. Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. I couldn’t have gotten the education I got at the University of North Texas in my area. Share Tweet Email Comments. We’ve been playing together so long. “A little spark to ignite a small flame, to grow into a full-blown fire with the help of some careful fanning and kindling. I would say that’s where my first real music education started. I start with a concept. I was kind of throwing a speech together just in case, but then after they performed I thought, “Man, I’m not even going to bother.” So when they announced us the only thing that was going through my head was “what the hell am I going to say?” and that was about it. Here’s a question I ask everyone, because it reveals an awful lot about people. Hieronder lees je het laatste interview dat we met hem hadden nogmaals en we … I think I have a good sound, I have an okay groove, and I think I make good decisions as a bass player about what to play and what not to play. I’m really into weird sounds so with the Nashville 12-string thing and the baritone and the Hofner… I like all those kind of things. 36 Year Old Bassist #14. A 70-year-old Puyallup man was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his two adult children in the head while they slept last year. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. I only get stressed out when there’s personal problems. I hung with him all day. Tweet. I feel like in November when we made this there was no Grammy nomination, so it was Snarky Puppy as usual. I always think everything needs improvement. I’m very, very adamant about supporting the idea of people teaching each other music. Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning. I use the 810, but there’s now a 410, also with the gold grill, the Classic Series grill. it’s all about the music, not about being an “idol.” real talent! No matter what musical situation I’m in, whether I’m the bandleader or the music director or the underling, sideman, I think like a producer. Following Snarky Puppy’s Jan. 26 Grammy victory for Best R&B Performance, the band’s founder, Centreville High grad Michael League, responded to the following questions. After college, through a really fortunate set of coincidences, I got set down right in the middle of the Gospel and R&B scene in Dallas, which is arguably the richest scene in the world for that kind of music. It’s a little guy, like the Mini Phase 90. I’ve got a Phase 90, I have the Bass Octave Deluxe, I have the brand new Vintage Bass Octave. That’s a beautiful thing because we all know when real life happens you don’t have time to practice as much as you do when you’re in college. Let’s meet him... You’re very prolific. The guys are great in the band, and our administrative team and our record label, everyone that works there, they’re awesome. As a music lover, you should feel empowered.”. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: Michael Oliver loves working with the best footballers in the best league in front of the best fans. Getting work done doesn’t stress me out, being on tour doesn’t stress me out, making records doesn’t stress me out. A fascinating character, then, whose popularity in our world is borne out by his high placing in our recent poll of the planet’s hottest bass players. I was certain they were going to win and their track had Q-Tip on it and it was definitely an amazing track in the category. I am such a fan of these guys! Vivez l’expérience CANAL+. So that’s kind of like my baby. Sure, the basic approach is jazz, but then you come across a song that is nothing like jazz. yes! I have no perspective. Grab Some Swag. Football, France, 2020, 08 min. You play one gig like that and if you don’t sound too bad, you get called for another gig like that. Michael League Fans Also Viewed . From there I just imagine the orchestration, as in who’s going to do what. Michael League is a Taurus and was born in The Year of the Rat Life. It sounds like a gig for you is a lot of work. I was like, ‘Really be honest with me’... “The short answer to your question is that I have no fucking clue. When someone asks me to do something that sounds interesting, I like to say yes. Then when the “Family Dinner” idea came up, Sput recommended that I ask her. I don’t know. I grew up playing acoustic guitar and singing James Taylor songs, and if you would have asked me at 17 what kind of musician I was, I would say, ‘I’m a guy who plays acoustic guitar and sings James Taylor shit.’”. To me, that’s a music education. Share Tweet Email Comments. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Take a listen to Immigrance, Snarky Puppy’s new album - the Brooklyn collective’s 13th in 14 years - and, as with all its predecessors, you find yourself quickly immersed. Résumés, analyses, interviews, débats... Toute l'actualité de la Premier League en vidéos. Most Popular #117648. Interview: Heather Weigand Conducted by: Michael Tragoutsis and Michael Timko On Sunday May 8, 2011, I met up with Heather Weigand, who is involved with criminal society and is a teacher at the San Bruno jail, at Starbucks with Michael Timko and Justin Greco. It’s not going to change the music at all because we’ve been doing what we’re doing for so long that it would be unnatural to change for that. “I mean, obviously I’m not virtuosic. I feel like you just have to get your education somewhere. Is there nothing this man can’t do? real music from real, honest musicians. And that means that I have to give them love and attention. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. It’s got kind of a mint green finish with a black pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. Tweet. I would like to think that it’s groovier and sounds better and sounds alive, but that’s my goal for every record, so I really don’t know, man.”, I’m thinking that I’m the fourth best bass player onstage most of the time. I’m an advocate for music education, and that doesn’t necessarily come in the form of a school with a degree. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. “I play my ’59 Fender, maple neck fingerboard. Sitting back with the bass, but pushing forward with everything else? Michael League was born in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 24, 1984 (Millennials Generation). So there’s not like this huge expectation for getting your own hotel room and five-star food and getting paid a grand a gig. And I use Jim Dunlop strings and cables.”, “The Markbass Casa, yes. “It would be nice to make more time. FRONTLINE writer, producer, and director Michael Kirk meticulously charts the uncovering of scientific evidence of the chronic brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and its relationship to football concussions. I play Markbass amplifiers and cabinets. I really think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. Not in terms of time feel, but in terms of attitude, like playing relaxed, playing subtly, but then being very assertive verbally or with my gestures to let people know ‘We’re going on to the next section,’ blah, blah, blah. “I love all those pedals dearly and I barely use any of them because it’s just not appropriate most of the time in the band, but for special moments they really are awesome. I like to create things. I just kind of slowly drifted into the jazz world. I find that singing melodies ends up creating much better melodies than when I write them on an instrument. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. Haute Définition. Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 There’s a guy in my band named Cory Henry who never spent a day in music class but he knows everything he needs to know about music theory because he learned it in church and he was surrounded by the right people. Being a bandleader is a lot of work. “He said ‘Michael, it was a bit of a power struggle there, because Bill O’Brien, coach O’Brien thought [Hopkins] had too much influence over the locker room.’ Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 I have no problem hearing those in my head. You will receive a verification email shortly. I am really in love with that amp.”. Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. Like, I’ll want to write something really dark or something that’s bright and funky. Gibson and Gene Simmons Announce G² Line, Including New Thunderbird Bass, Pierluigi Balducci Releases Solo Album, Updates Method Books, Zander Zon: The Princess Pleads For Wallace’s Life, Sly & Robbie Return with “Red Hills Road”, Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014. I think it’s solid, and importantly I think the people care. League formed Snarky Puppy with friends at the University of North Texas in Denton almost ten years ago, and it’s been nearly a decade of hard touring. “For me, it’s a good feeling, because if you’re afraid, then it probably means that there’s some stuff going on with the record that you haven’t done before. But I do remember that when he wrote that song he sent it to us with no metronome and no drums, so nobody had any idea where beat one was or what the time signature was. That’s the easy part of writing music for me. Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here, is a good example of the fruits of their labor. Michael League is the Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, producer and bandleader with NYC-based jazz-funk-fusion band Snarky Puppy. I didn’t write that. Please refresh the page and try again. “It used to take me out of the music, and I would have a real hard time playing bass well because I would be caught up in thinking like a leader, and then I would be playing bass as a leader, and that’s the worst way you can play bass. With Crosby, too, I’m the music director, so if Croz is talking a lot or something and we have to cut a tune, then I have to think about that. If you want it to flourish you have to water it and give it sunlight and talk to it. It’s kind of like an OC- 2, but I like it more, and it’s smaller and I dig it. News and opinion from The Football League Paper - the UK-based Sunday newspaper covering all Championship, League One and League Two clubs. I don’t like saying no. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. Tell us about Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here. They’re awesome. Probably I’ll just keep cramming every second of my life with shit, but maybe one day I won’t. It was at a really cool studio called Kytetopia owned by a famous Dutch trumpeter named Kyteman. So it took me probably a decade, 12 years, to really start feeling comfortable leading but still sounding like a bass player, sounding like the guy in the back.”. Sput, our drummer, wrote that song. aaayyyaaaa_ Also, [the recording session] happened right before this Grammy thing so no one was feeling this pressure. It’s just only human problems stress me out.”. He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. When someone asks me to do something that sounds interesting, I like to say yes. To me, it’s a sign that there is an underground scene larger than the mainstream. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward.”, “I guess I’m Mr Snarky Puppy to a lot of people, but definitely not to myself. My brother started playing jazz when I was in middle school, so I was exposed to it a bit. But I don’t mind. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. There are two guys in the band that played in her band before – Sput, who is our drummer, and Bobby Sparks. Not everyone is in a position where their community fosters musical growth. We’ve hit a groove as a band where we can play the compositions and be true to them but really stretch things outside of them. He discussed his lifelong love of African music. For more vintage gear, I have a 1967 Hofner 500/1 Beatle Violin Bass strung with D’Addario Tapewounds. Following Snarky Puppy’s Jan. 26 Grammy victory for Best R&B Performance, the band’s founder, Centreville High grad Michael League, responded to the following questions. The most important thing is that the guys were a part of the band before it did anything significant. No Treble is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to amazon.com. Then I have a 12-string Martin that I string up in Nashville tuning, which is where you get rid of all the low strings, but you still use twelve strings. It’s kind of like rubbing your stomach and patting your head.”, I like to work. That’s where I would say my personality developed the most. Delta League Championship . I think we have a garden shed or something, like a back house, definitely not classy enough for a pantheon. Michael League Interview by Andre Vasconcelos for the Berklee Blogs. “So now I have two bands. Michael League of Snarky Puppy Snarky Puppy 2013 Michael League is a bassist, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer with Snarky Puppy, a project started 10 years ago as a young ensemble experiment that has since expanded into a collective encompassing around 40 musicians. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. “I’m thinking that I’m the fourth best bass player onstage most of the time. He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. I guess it was owned by some guy who played at his church in the mountains every Sunday. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. Before you know it those are all the gigs you’re doing. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. What were you thinking when they called you guys up? Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. Formed in Denton, Texas, in 2004, Snarky Puppy is comprised of a collective of over 30 musicians. We brought the band over, snagged a Dutch string quartet and recorded for four nights. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, All rights reserved. He is the bandleader of New York-based instrumental band Snarky Puppy and the international music ensemble Bokanté.He also founded the band Forq with keyboardist Henry Hey, and is also an owner and founder of the record label GroundUP Music. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. It’s one of those things now where we’re getting paid more now than we ever have been because we used to get paid almost nothing. So I save the easy stuff for last and do the hard stuff up front. You bring together so many different genres in your playing. Michael League. “No, but you know what? I don’t know where it sits. I don’t like saying no. Buyers' guides to all the best music gear, our recent poll of the planet’s hottest bass players, Free music samples: download loops, hits and multis from SampleRadar, 6 songs guitarists need to hear by… Thin Lizzy, Ela Minus: “The more you edit the more you kill the soul of your music", How to set up your guitar: a DIY guide to intonation, truss rod, bridge and fretboard maintenance, Audient’s iD4 and iD14 MKII budget audio interfaces offer more features and improved performance, Conspiracy theorists mistake Boss Metal Zone distortion pedal schematic for COVID-19 vaccine "5G chip", This free VST drum enhancer plugin promises to make your kicks smack “10 times harder”. ... Trading high picks for Cam Newton and Matt Stafford in a Superflex league … More April 24 Birthdays. “There’s always a world of new fodder for inspiration. Finally I use Planet Waves cables. Share. “Not really, no. Bassist. We caught up with League to get his insight on the Grammys, his writing style, We Like It Here, and more. I love that bass. … There’s definitely this feeling of wonderment and gratefulness at anything good that happens because toured so ruggedly for so many years. I think the label needs improvement. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. I had known about Lalah for years, so I went to see her play one time when we were in the same town and she blew me away. This interview was … Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. I also have an Eastwood baritone guitar. From there it’s just how the music community works. That’s an education. Where does the new Snarky Puppy album fit in the pantheon of your records? L'interview de Michael Owen : Premier League. Michael League és un músic estatunidenc, compositor, productor i baixista del grup de jazz-fusió novaiorquès Snarky Puppy, amb el qual ha estat guardonat en tres ocasions amb els premis Grammy. He is 36 years old and is a Taurus. 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. Content. Joel McIver “I’ve never made time for myself to write, ever. Bassist. Matt Kean. Jaime Preciado. Posted on November 24, 2020. Posted on November 24, 2020. I think the band needs to get better. Besides their fierce individuality, League and company have employed new and experimental tactics to spread their music, resulting in a grassroots, word-of-mouth following that brought them to where they are today. Andrew Slyfox. I like to create things. Oct 29, 2016. The song’s music video went viral on YouTube with over two million views and has catapulted the band into the limelight. Dispo. També és fundador i propietari del segell discogràfic GroundUP Music. Everyone individually listens to a wide range of music, so you can only imagine how large the breadth is between all the guys. Big Interview: Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill has the Potters turning a corner Posted on November 17, 2020 by admin in Featured , Features , Stoke City | 0 Comments This month Michael O’Neill celebrated 12 months as Stoke’s manager. “Yeah, sure. “So I guess if that’s what a good bass player is, then maybe... sometimes I feel like I’m good and sometimes I feel like I suck.”, Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. I got to this college where everyone was totally playing circles around me. Does it ever feel hard to find new stuff to say? We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar. There was a band in our category, Hiatus Kaiyote, that actually performed. FRONTLINE: League of Denial interview with Michael Kirk. I would say that college is where I got the nuts and bolts of music together, but it was after college playing in that scene that I feel like I actually became a musician… A person who has a concept and is able to express themselves through their instrument. Explore releases from Michael League at Discogs. There was a problem. Most Popular ★ Boost . I find that if I can write it by singing it, then it will be easy for people to sing. The bass line actually comes last for me. You’re kicking off an extensive tour this week, and it’s pretty well known that taking a group on the road is tough to do anymore. But my friends reassured me, and not because they’re my friends. Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman March 27, 2017. “I have an MXR Carbon Copy Delay, I have a Moog MF Drive pedal, I have an EarthQuaker Bit Commander, I have an EarthQuaker Dispatch Master, which is like a reverb, a spaced-out reverb and delay pedal, and I have an EarthQuaker Spatial Delivery, which is an envelope filter, a TC Electronic PolyTune, and I have an MXR Mini Volume pedal. As much as I love Northern Virginia, my community doesn’t support it very much. I need something to give me a guideline because my mind wanders. I’ll generally start on keyboard or guitar and come up with a progression and a groove. It just would not have happened because it’s not as culturally or musically rich as Dallas is. The cool thing about going to music college is that for four years of your life, your only job is to study music. I would like to think that it’s more mature. Subscribe for star interviews, essential gear reviews and killer tuition! 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