St James & The Apostles perform “Shavonne” [Live Music]
St James & The Apostles perform “Shavonne” from their new album “VIA DOLOROSA”
St. James & The Apostles is three Philly cousins who play sweaty, heavy, organ-powered psychedelic soul. Think Deep Purple meets James Brown – ‘Live At The Apollo‘. “I just didn’t want to play that garage rock stuff anymore, even though I still love it, but been there done that,” says Jamie Mahon, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter. After the demise of his previous band, the Three 4 Tens, Mahon enlisted his younger cousins Mike Kiker on keyboards and Jeff Castner on drums.
Mike, the resident psych & prog aficionado and former church organist gone acid, prides himself on being a more-than-competent multi-instrumentalist (not just keys, but also guitar, bass, drums, flute, mandolin and over a dozen others) and Jeff, hailing from the New Jersey hardcore punk scene, considers his drumming style somewhere between John Bonham and Animal (from the Muppets), and since joining up with Mike and Jamie has left a trail of broken drumsticks and cymbals in his wake.
Buy VIA DOLOROSA on vinyl, cassette & digital here… http://stjamestheapostles.bandcamp.com
Shot by Scott Colan & Wright Seneres
Audio by Scott Colan, Wright, Seneres, & Pete Sounds, Mixed by Mike Kiker
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