NIACIN Announces First Live Performances In Eight Years
Instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN are excited to announce a series of performances at the acclaimed Los Angeles jazz club The Baked Potato from March 7-9 – the first live appearances from the trio in eight years! Each night, the band will perform two separate shows at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., tickets for which are currently available at http://www.thebakedpotato.com/.
Featuring acclaimed bassist Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic) and keyboardist/Hammond B-3 organist John Novello (Chick Corea, Edgar Winter), NIACIN released their Prosthetic debut "Krush" last April to stunning reviews. Described as "a high-octane thrill ride (with) all-star chops" (Revolver), "Krush" debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard's "Current Traditional Jazz" charts as well as the Top 40 of the "Current Jazz" list. Recorded at Clear Lake Studios in North Hollywood (No Doubt, Black Veil Brides, Intronaut) with engineer Ara Sarkisian (Steel Panther) while being mixed and mastered by Dino Herrmann (Scorpions, Guns N’ Roses, Meat Loaf), you can stream "Krush" in full via YouTube HERE.
Get a copy of "Krush" on CD via the Prosthetic Webshop or grab an MP3 download via iTunes or Amazon MP3!
Don't miss out on your chance to watch NIACIN live!
3/7 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm @ Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
3/8 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm @ Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
3/9 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm @ Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
The moniker NIACIN – the common name of the vitamin B3 – refers to the integral musical role played by the Hammond B-3 organ in shaping the band’s sound, described by All Music Guide as “part acid jazz, part progressive rock, and part jazz-rock fusion.” Inspired by the likes of Return To Forever and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the group released their debut album in 1996 on Stretch, the label of jazz legend Chick Corea (who later wrote and performed on a track on NIACIN’s second album). With each member already firmly established in their respective genres, the band set out to form a new sound combining their jazz and rock roots, mixed with inspiration from B-3 legends such as Blind Faith, Keith Emerson, Jon Lord (Deep Purple), and Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep). As the buzz spread, the group toured the world periodically over the following decade, during which they released four additional critically acclaimed albums featuring such notable guests as Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather.
For further information, please visit: www.niacinb3.com