Do for You (Debut EP)
Lonely Brook. The musical partnership between Australian cellist Richard Vaudrey and American trombonist James Hubbard formed in the summer of 2010. These two distinguished performers in their own fields of the classical and jazz genres met during graduate performance studies at SUNY Stony Brook, New York. Their mission was to leave the constraints and formality of their worlds and create a new popular music. Redefining the limitations of what was possible for cello and trombone as a duo, Hubbard and Vaudrey began writing music for themselves - beautiful simplicity amongst complex improvisations. In 2011 Vaudrey and Hubbard pushed the project further incorporating established percussionist/drummer and electronic musician Steven Sehman to the group. With the addition of electronics and percussion an addictive indie/pop like sound emerged. It became popular music by instrumental virtuosos, unleashing at any moment the restraints and knowledge of their strict stylistic education. The exact genre of Lonely Brook's sound is still to be determined with influences from the classical world, the jazz world, the sounds of indie songwriters, the sounds of the twenties, reggae, funk and modern pop - the wealth of influence from these established musicians oozes on stage in a very exciting blend of song. In 2011 Lonely Brook (named after a long summer in Stony Brook, Long Island, NY) began turning heads of both the educated new music specialists and the Brooklyn / New York live music scene. Two Front men singing, playing cello, trombone and keys with commanding percussion and electronics has not been seen nor heard before, and is possibly the most exciting grooving musical partnership to emerge this year. Lonely Brook's five track debut EP 'Do For You' is fundamentally a live album, with nearly all it's content having been played live. Lonely Brook's ability to instrumentally, vocally and electronically multitask is one of the reasons they are the exciting new group to watch.