|Lowrider Band - Their Story|
When served an eclectic brew of Latin, R&B, rock and funk on a saucy platter of contemporary jazz and hot Jamaican reggae, what do you get? You get a motley spread of the hottest musical omnibus to morph from recording studios in over a decade: You get the fabulous Lowrider Band.
Since 1962, members of Lowrider Band have compiled a tapestry of quintessential songs and live performances so musically infectious that its moniker traces from Los Angeles to Mexico City and from London to Copenhagen. And the genius of this Southern California troupe is captured in the musical medley of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and mainstream cultures, resulting in monster compositions such as “Slippin into Darkness,” “Low Rider,” “9 to 5 (Ordinary Man),” “All Day Music” and many other chart-toppers.
Comprising four prolific, multi-platinum singer-songwriters, Howard Scott (guitar), Harold Brown (drums), Lee Oskar (harmonica) and B.B. Dickerson (bass), this dynamic team of accomplished musicians is guilty of dishing up many of the greatest tunes to permeate airwaves since the dawn of radio: “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Spill the Wine” and “The World is a Ghetto” are a few more mega-hits from the band’s exhaustive discography.
Completing the seven-member posse and lending harmonious support to their distinctive sound are Lance Ellis on sax., Pete Cole on keyboards, and Chuk Barber on percussion. With more than 50 million albums sold that contain compositions from the original four, a plethora of these arias have been sampled and recorded by major artists, including the smash single “You” by singer Janet Jackson,
The Cisco Kid DVD by Los Lonely Boys featuring Willie Nelson and the chic jam “Low Rider” by rock group Korn. Their latest self-tiled disc, Lowrider Band, features eight superbly orchestrated songs, including a riveting live version of “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” It’ll conjure reminisces of back in the day when the gang began their musical conquests.
Lowrider Band’s picturesque web-site, www.lowriderband.com, is a window into the bands exciting plans, including upcoming projects and concerts. Presently, in 2014, Lowrider Band will be touring much of the US, and they plan to step up their touring itinerary to reach their growing international legion of followers. Lowrider Band and staff are thrilled to announce that band members Howard Scott, Harold Brown, Lee Oskar and B.B. Dickerson have been nominated two times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!