NEO/RETRO means “Mashing the Cars and the Pretenders together with a funkier drummer”, according to Clayton [his friends call him Jeff].
Centered around the Long Beach, California area [War, Suburban Lawns, Snoop Dog], this talented pool of musical miscreants has stealthily assembled this concoction of Neo-Retro fun [None of the neighbors know this has been going on], and it’s led by:
Clayton [Jeff] who writes, arranges, produces, engineers, plays guitar with an array of pedals and vacuums the floor.
Joining Jeff in making this wonderful noise is:
—E. on vocals: A fantastic voice-over performer who also writes and records for TV shows. Someday she’ll be legally able to list her name [No, it’s not the Witness Protection Program].
—Josiah Mory: Bass player par excellence! One of the busiest players in town, he was last seen on tour with a string band[?!] in the Midwest.
—Tommy Salyers: Keyboards/the Librarian, an encyclopedia of musical styles. He spends most of the year on tour with renowned blues artist Laurie Morvan.
—Deter McAllister: Drums and other sorts of beaty things. The hermit [are we sensing a pattern here?], also not in Witness Protection but somewhat reclusive [Plays pretty good, though].
—Jeff Antons: A fantastic drummer himself, he lent his absolutely gorgeous mallet cymbal to “I’ll Still Think Of You”.
—Carrie Mock and Michael Duron choired us up on “I’ll Still Think Of You”.
— Ronan Chris Murphy [Veneto West Studios]: Mixer and Masterer[?] of the Universe [King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio] and his accomplice, Diego Lopez, mixed these tracks into something people seem to really like.
And let’s not forget the people that don’t make musical noises[that we’ve recorded]:
Nate Lubbin: Photography, logo and layout [Check out the “N’Obody loves you” poster]
Sanjin Malesevic and Tommy Nelson: Video Graphics and Editing.
Christian Bourdeau: Facebook support.
Elizabeth Rodriguez: Website construction and infinite patience.
And special thanks to Cyndi Webb, Liz Redwing [Veneto West] and Kurt Martin [Sweetwater Music].
N’Obody gets asked questions like:
1] Do they play live?
PLAY LIVE?!! THE’D LOVE TO!!
Seriously, they’d love to but getting these fantastic musicians together at the same time in the same place is nearly impossible.
Nearly. Stay tuned for now.
2] Do they have more than these songs?
Jeff has written, and has in various stages of production, close to 10 EP’S worth of songs [That’s 60 songs!!] And the good news is: Jeff never writes the same song twice.
Again: Stay tuned.
Jeff and all the fabulously talented folks who worked on these songs wish you the very best listening experience for years to come.
–Clayton Jeff Jeffries [https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011304259447&fref=ts]
–Josiah Mory [firstname.lastname@example.org]
–Tommy Salyors [email@example.com]
–Carrie Mock [http://mockupstudios.com]
—Elizabeth Rodriguez [elizabethrodriguez.us]
–Nate Lubben [http://www.natelubben.xyz/home]
–Sanjin Malesevic [www.facebook.com/SanjinMalesevic]