First, I think each individual musician in the band brings influences to the music. 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. “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 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. I think we have a garden shed or something, like a back house, definitely not classy enough for a pantheon. It’s like a mandolin almost with two strings in unison per course, which is really cool for recording sessions. He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. Then when the “Family Dinner” idea came up, Sput recommended that I ask her. Hieronder lees je het laatste interview dat we met hem hadden nogmaals en we … Posted on November 24, 2020. He is 36 years old and is a Taurus. I was like, ‘Really be honest with me’... “The short answer to your question is that I have no fucking clue. It’s just only human problems stress me out.”. Most Popular ★ Boost . Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. I also have an Eastwood baritone guitar. Jon Walker. But I don’t mind. I really think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, From there it’s just how the music community works. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. More April 24 Birthdays. Tweet. Share. I’ve seen duos or trios that are 10 times more dysfunctional than our organisation. “All of these previously impenetrable markets were opened up to us by a single person, starting with a single email,” League writes in the album’s liner notes. Share Tweet Email Comments. And I use Jim Dunlop strings and cables.”, “The Markbass Casa, yes. Dispo. 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. To me, it’s a sign that there is an underground scene larger than the mainstream. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. So I definitely support it, but do I think that everyone who wants to be a musician should go to college? Share. Bassist #103206. Bath Michael Owen interview: I’m in a good place but ‘heartbreaking’ to see old teammates struggle. I am such a fan of these guys! També és fundador i propietari del segell discogràfic GroundUP Music. 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. And it was obviously a great decision. Sput, our drummer, wrote that song. There’s that little bit of a recklessness to the recording that I really enjoy. I hung with him all day. Do you still need to make any profound changes to get where you want to go? 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. “Yeah, yeah. [That includes something like] an apprenticeship, which is another opportunity I had with this incredible musician named Bernard Wright. First Name Michael. As a music lover, you should feel empowered.”. Matt Kean. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Pedal-wise, I endorse and I have a Pigtronix Envelope Phaser, a Philosopher Bass Compressor, a Quantum Time Modulator and their Fat Drive. “I think we have a very cool infrastructure set up. The song’s music video went viral on YouTube with over two million views and has catapulted the band into the limelight. plus de 3 mois. Then in high school I started playing in this band with [bassist] Tony Moreno and some local guys in Northern Virginia. Snarky Puppy is one very niche specific element of my personality. “I’ve never made time for myself to write, ever. 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. When someone asks me to do something that sounds interesting, I like to say yes. Join Facebook to connect with Michael League and others you may know. No photo shoots, publicists, A&R people, or record labels necessary. I would say that’s where my first real music education started. I don’t want to limit it to higher education. 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. There are two guys in the band that played in her band before – Sput, who is our drummer, and Bobby Sparks. I guess it was owned by some guy who played at his church in the mountains every Sunday. I would like to think that it’s more mature. Just like anything else, if you do it a lot you figure out how to do it best and we’ve really settled into a groove in terms of touring. First of all, congratulations on your Grammy. The conundrum behind everything that Snarky Puppy does is that it doesn’t sound like anything else. But my friends reassured me, and not because they’re my friends. 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Michael League Interview by Andre Vasconcelos for the Berklee Blogs. “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. “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. I’ve got a Phase 90, I have the Bass Octave Deluxe, I have the brand new Vintage Bass Octave. Delta League Championship . Like, I’ll want to write something really dark or something that’s bright and funky. Andrew Slyfox. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. great band. But in what, exactly? 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. 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. That’s an education. 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. Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. Michael Beale - Rangers FC 1st team coach, caught up with the team at academysoccercoach.co.uk I recently caught up with the team at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk to discuss the launch of the exciting ASC cloud service, life in Scotland, Rangers FC and much more.... See below for the interview. real music from real, honest musicians. I started playing acoustic guitar in high school like every other kid that loved Tom Petty and stuff like that. We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. Share. Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 Sitting back with the bass, but pushing forward with everything else? I’m very, very adamant about supporting the idea of people teaching each other music. Also, working with such a large ensemble is not easy. Register now for Snarky Puppy's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Saturday May 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT. 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. Bassists. 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. I like to create things. It’s music. “I mean, obviously I’m not virtuosic. I always think everything needs improvement. “Deadlines don’t stress me out. Subscribe for star interviews, essential gear reviews and killer tuition! We turn ten years old in a couple months. Let’s meet him... You’re very prolific. Before you know it those are all the gigs you’re doing. And I think all of the guys in the band think that way - that when you’re making music onstage, you’re serving music, so you think about being in the audience. I feel like in November when we made this there was no Grammy nomination, so it was Snarky Puppy as usual. Michael Beale - Rangers FC 1st team coach, caught up with the team at academysoccercoach.co.uk I recently caught up with the team at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk to discuss the launch of the exciting ASC cloud service, life in Scotland, Rangers FC and much more.... See below for the interview. “Something” definitely deserved to win. Joel McIver Michael League was born in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 24, 1984 (Millennials Generation). What’s at the front of your mind when you play bass? 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. the pups!!! He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. From there, I try to sing a melody over the top of it. No. I think the band needs to get better. It was in bad shape so I did had to fix it up a bit. It’s got kind of a mint green finish with a black pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. FRONTLINE: League of Denial interview with Michael Kirk. I play Markbass amplifiers and cabinets. All rights reserved. “I play my ’59 Fender, maple neck fingerboard. And one of my bands is sustainable; the other one hopefully will be soon. Travel, load in, and sound check was followed by hours spent on the phone with an airline, trying to … Whether the horns are going to do the melody and in what octave, stuff like that. aaayyyaaaa_ 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. I think the infrastructure is good. That’s the easy part of writing music for me. L'interview de Michael Owen : Premier League. There was a problem. 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. 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I’m making some changes in my life to try to do that. “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. Most Popular #117648. But the hardest parts for me because I’m a bass player are melodies and harmony to some extent. It was at a really cool studio called Kytetopia owned by a famous Dutch trumpeter named Kyteman. Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here, is a good example of the fruits of their labor. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. I start with a concept. 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.”. Probably I’ll just keep cramming every second of my life with shit, but maybe one day I won’t. Your support helps keep No Treble running (and makes you look cool too!) It sounds like a gig for you is a lot of work. Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… I’m not really a 5-string guy, but I put it on every once in a while and I love it. Tweet. “I’m thinking that I’m the fourth best bass player onstage most of the time. I ended up going to college majoring in jazz studies at the University of North Texas. I feel like you just have to get your education somewhere. League has won three Grammy Awards MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Michael League is the Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, producer and bandleader with NYC-based jazz-funk-fusion band Snarky Puppy. It was funny. From there I just imagine the orchestration, as in who’s going to do what. I would drive him around to all his gigs for two years and I’d play with him five to seven times a week. Is there nothing this man can’t do? I’ll either have something in my head originally or there will be a concept in my head. We’re at a point where we’ve played so much together that the guys instantly start taking risks and challenging each other musically whenever we play. Content. 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. I find that singing melodies ends up creating much better melodies than when I write them on an instrument. I rarely just sit down at an instrument and start to play and have that be a song. We went really far down the Led Zeppelin, Cream rabbit hole into the world of blues-rock with kind of a jazz influence thing. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. I have a ’78 Fender Mustang with a maple neck. The bass line actually comes last for me. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. 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. Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. 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. Version française. 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. 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. Michael League Is A Member Of . Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman March 27, 2017. I have some really cool guitars, too, like a ’65 Fender Mustang and a Fender Strat. Born in Southern California into a musical family, Michael League is a Grammy-winning bassist, guitarist, bandleader, composer, arranger, producer and record label owner. 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. To me, that’s a music education. It was just through this one guy I met at a jam session who called me to play this church, and the church band was basically Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and a lot of those guys playing with Badu. "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. Jaime Preciado. “It would be nice to make more time. I couldn’t have gotten the education I got at the University of North Texas in my area. Share. How did you get your start in music and who are some of your influences? There was a band in our category, Hiatus Kaiyote, that actually performed. 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. 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. Sure, the basic approach is jazz, but then you come across a song that is nothing like jazz. I think they’re trustworthy.”, I’m now producing records for artists from around the world that I love and respect. Tell us about Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here. “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. 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. We recorded eight new songs and filmed it the way that we’ve done our last three records. 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.”. They do so much, so well, and with such energy and skill, that you end up simply enjoying their output for what it is - great music. Not everyone is in a position where their community fosters musical growth. it’s all about the music, not about being an “idol.” real talent! For solos, I often use the Electro-Harmonix POG, either the Micro POG or the POG2. Even despite the abuse, and it is plentiful. yes! “Not really, no. danieltyree . So are you an advocate for higher education for musicians? That would be nice.”. I only get stressed out when there’s personal problems. I don’t know where it sits. Haute Définition. Michael Vernau Interview. “No, but you know what? Football, France, 2020, 08 min. 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. It just would not have happened because it’s not as culturally or musically rich as Dallas is. And I’ve taken on a lot of things that are not one-time gigs. 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 have Snarky Puppy and Bokanté. I don’t like saying no. Everybody needs improvement. 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. “So now I have two bands. 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’m a bass player – I play bass lines all the time. That must have been surreal. 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. 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. “We have a record label and a festival and those are advocating for unknown artists. 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. 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. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. I find that if I can write it by singing it, then it will be easy for people to sing. 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. Bassist. BA1 1UA. 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’m an advocate for music education, and that doesn’t necessarily come in the form of a school with a degree. 6 years ago. For a vintage bass you can get all the booty and bump of the bass from the four 10’s but you get that real midrange clarity with the four 8’s, which I love. Also, [the recording session] happened right before this Grammy thing so no one was feeling this pressure. And that means that I have to give them love and attention. It’s a little guy, like the Mini Phase 90. “No. They’re awesome. 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. You bring together so many different genres in your playing. 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. But he just played acoustic bass, so the electric just sat in his closet for twenty years or something. 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”. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. 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. It was really funny text stream of us giving him a bunch of crap because he was like, “What’s wrong, you all can’t feel it?” And all of us thought he was crazy. Michael League. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward. I’m very lucky.”. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. University of North Texas. Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning. 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. 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. Being a bandleader is a lot of work. He discussed his lifelong love of African music. Surreal is the right word for it. I need something to give me a guideline because my mind wanders. Explore releases from Michael League at Discogs. 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. My brother started playing jazz when I was in middle school, so I was exposed to it a bit. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. Then I have a 5-string Alleva-Coppollo, which I love. I didn’t write that. I have no problem hearing those in my head. I don’t know. 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. What were you thinking when they called you guys up? Every tour everyone is happier and happier because we’re getting taking care slightly better each trip. It’s a live CD/DVD of some concerts that we gave in a recording studio in the Netherlands in a town called Utrecht. ... Trading high picks for Cam Newton and Matt Stafford in a Superflex league … I have a pedalboard with pretty much all MXR and EarthQuaker pedals. It’s kind of like an OC- 2, but I like it more, and it’s smaller and I dig it. 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. “First off, I don’t think we have a pantheon. “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.’ 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. “I think if I understand what’s supposed to happen musically in that specific situation, then I think that I’m capable of playing the bass in a way that supports the music. 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. from Peabody Awards PRO . I hope to get to see them live, soon! 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. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: Michael Oliver loves working with the best footballers in the best league in front of the best fans. 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 … He discussed his lifelong love of African music. This interview was … If you want it to flourish you have to water it and give it sunlight and talk to it. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. You play one gig like that and if you don’t sound too bad, you get called for another gig like that. Between stints in the band he works on outside projects with David Crosby and other stellar musicians, as well as running a band called Bokanté, and while bass is definitely a strong suit in the League arsenal, his roles as bandleader, songwriter and general organiser are arguably more crucial to the group’s success. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. That stresses me out. Michael League (born April 24, 1984) is an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Biografia. 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. Where does the new Snarky Puppy album fit in the pantheon of your records? By The DLF Team. There’s definitely this feeling of wonderment and gratefulness at anything good that happens because toured so ruggedly for so many years. I just kind of slowly drifted into the jazz world. The most important thing is that the guys were a part of the band before it did anything significant. It will make it simpler and more direct and hopefully catch your ear. Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. You should perpetually be an audience.”. So I save the easy stuff for last and do the hard stuff up front. We’ve been playing together so long. Bassist. Michael League Interview by Andre Vasconcelos for the Berklee Blogs. Michael League is an American composer, producer, guitarist and bassist for the New York based jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. By I just moved, so I think ... we’ll see. Finally I use Planet Waves cables. He was my mentor for about two years. 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