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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: David Schulman & Quiet LIfe Motel <SHULL-muhn>
Recommended if you like: Kronos Quartet, Andrew Bird, Regina Carter, Mark Ronson
Story behind your band/artist name: An imaginary place of ease and peace, offering 10 percent AAA discount.
Band Members: David Schulman, violin; Tillery, muted trumpet & vocals; Eddie Eatmon, bass. Batterie rotates, includes Felix Contreras, Michael Caskey, Hector "Coco" Barez, Tim Rodriguez.
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : NW & NE DC, and TKPK
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Tillery was in Chuck Brown's band the night that Go-Go was born — ask him the story!
David once had the chance to play a violin valued at $750,000 (and didn't drop it). But for most gigs he plays an instrument he bought on the street for $40.
Eddie toured with Hailu Mergia, the former Taxi Driver star of Ethioppean muisc — and the crowd loved his disco licks
David wrote the theme music for NPR's "The Big Listen."
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: The music is hard to describe, and crosses multiple borders. Listen, rather than read. BUt here's the best we do with words:
By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of electric violinist and composer David Schulman is a weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and frolicsome grooves. His sound has been called “mysterious and beautiful” by the Washington Post.
Official Website URL: http://www.quietlifemotel.com/
Main Genre: World
Other Genres: jazz, violin, classical, gogo, go-go