Life Is a Drag
'THEY ALWAYS CALLED ME THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY. I GOT RID OF THE FAMILY NAME AND TOOK THE NAME BLACK. BASIC BECAUSE I'M REALLY JUST A SIMPLE (NOT!) COUNTRY GIRL AT HEART.' BASIC BLACK, the sexy and hip Step-Den Mother of METROPOLITAN BAR and SUGARLAND in Williamsburg Brooklyn is the brainchild of Troy Carson (also know for his portrayal of Jeffrey Strouth in his adaptation of Reno Dakotas AMERICAN FABULOUS). On a whim and a dare, Troy appeared for the first time as the Basic Black character during one of the regular Tuesday QUEERAOKE nights at Metropolitan. He developed the character of Basic Black as the hostess and regular performer at Queeraoke. Basic Black added a band (The Off-Whites) and began performing her own special renditions of 80's music, developing her own brand of the NewWave/Pop sound. THE OFF-WHITES are a diverse group (hence the name) consisting of Hottie dancer/back-up singer/rapper K.C.'arl (a.k.a. K.C. Randall Rick, & 3 A.M.), club kid dancer/back-up singer Little Joshua, and the extraordinary back-up vocalist TA-MONSTA (Tamara). They eventually teamed up with producer, writer, performer DEVON PERRY creator of the GUNK FACTORY and began work on the Electro Disco/New Wave sound of an up-coming album which you are listening to some of here. All songs were written and produced by Devon Perry. Check out his MySpace page! They are working on more dance tracks and watch for their Debut Album, BACK TO BASICS to come out this Spring. BASIC BLACK is also in the planning stages of a second music project, an album of 80's love songs titled, 'Under the Covers with Basic Black featuring the Off-Whites' working with Devon and DJ TAMBOURINE EUGENE (formerly known as Queeraoke's PhDJ EUGENE). AND... if you can't get enough, BB is also writing a One-Person-Show with Music with the working title 'INCURABLE'. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________.