BRAND X finished off 2017 with a bang, touring the entire West Coast USA selling out numerous shows, as well as getting industry recognition in four different categories with their 2017 release: “But Wait… There’s More!”
The new tour is in support of Brand X’s new album “Locked & Loaded” with founders Goodsall & Percy Jones still at the helm. Keyboardist Chris Clark, Percussionist Scott Weinberger, and Drummer Kenny Grohowski each bring their own creative style of playing that make Brand X such a magical act live.
The seeds were sown years ago in London as players in a studio band for many of Brian Eno’s infamous solo albums. Drummer Phil Collins and Bassist Percy Jones got to know each other through those sessions. Later Jones and Guitarist John Goodsall officially formed Brand X. Bill Bruford even played a few shows, but was too tied up with King Crimson, so it wasn’t too long before Collins was locked in behind the kit on Drums. Brand X then signed with Genesis’ management company and they were off and running on three. With their initial albums “Unorthodox Behaviour”, “Moroccan Roll” and “Livestock” many critics were soon dubbing Brand X “The pioneers of the Jazz-Rock-Fusion.” Today the band carries with it more Funk and Rock and less Jazz, but the improve sections are still pure heaven.