2006: SPOTLIGHT ON...
is a prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/bandleader who
got his start in the music business with Hartford slacker noise
band St. Johnny, who recorded a few singles for indie labels which
were compiled on High As A Kite (Caroline, 1993) and were
then signed to Geffen by Sonic Youth for two albums, Speed is
Dreaming (1994) and Let It All Come Down (1995). He
also played in Dave Baker's Shady, a Maureen Tucker studio recording,
and a handfull of other projects. Bill is however best known as
the leader of Grand
Mal - who has thusfar recorded Grand Mal (No
6., 1996) and Pleasure is No Fun (No 6., 1997), , Maledictions
(Slash/London 1999), Bad Timing (Arena Rock 2003),
and Love is the Best Con in Town (New York Night Train,
2006) in addition to a number of compilations, singles, and oddities.
Beaudreau (b. 1971) is a guitarist and designer living
in Manhattan. Java St. Bagatelles is his first album.Java St.
Bagatelles is a collection of 24 solo acoustic and electric
guitar pieces, 20 of which were improvised. Some improvisations
were edited, and some appear as they were played. The album is issued
in an edition of 500 numbered copies in handmade packaging on Beaudreau’s
new Workbench label.
(as a sideman):
With The Billy Nayer Show: The Villain that Love Built
(1998) Return To Brigadoon (1999) The American Astronaut
(2001) Goodbye Straplight Sarentino (2003)
With Grand Mal: Bad Timing (2003) Love Is the Best
Con In Town (2006)
written by James Beaudreau have appeared in:
One Final Note, Signal To Noise Resonance, Popmatters.com
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