Here's a tune I wrote about a wedding that took place almost ten years ago. It was the best day.
AKE Trio: Andrew Innes - guitar, organ & vocals, Kim Patch - violin, Eric Smalley - upright bass
Back in the late 90's/early aughts I played a lot of shows with Champale. The band was the brainchild of Mark Rozzo (Maplewood, Bambi Kino) and very much a product of the Brooklyn music scene at the time. A lot of wonderful musicians contributed to Champale's lush/chamber-pop sound including members of Luna, Clem Snide, & Nada Surf, to name just a few.
The first three tracks below are from our 2001 release Simple Days, the fourth track is a contribution we made to a Big Star tribute album.
Champale: Mark Rozzo - guitar & vocals, David Voigt - bass, Erin Elstner - vibes, Lee Wall/Ira Eliot - Drums, Len Small/David Voight - Bass, Jason Glasser/Elaine Ahn - cello, David Knowles - trumpet, Andrew Innes - alto & tenor saxophones, harmonica
Love this tune. Written by Lou Handman & Roy Turk, and first published in 1928. This tune has been covered by many musicians over the years (Carter Family, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, & Norah Jones, to name just a few). I am excited about this track as it represents the fact that I have finally taken my horns out of the closet, where they have been gathering dust for far too long.
Andrew Innes: Ukulele, alto & tenor saxophones, musical saw & vocals
Here you’ll find an assortment of recent (or not) demo recordings (warts and all) and selected selections from the archive.