I feel like we need a name for our followers. Lady Gaga has Monsters, Walk Off the Earth has WOT-lings. Joe suggests our fans should be called Squares, but I fear that may have a slightly different connotation than what he intends. What do you suggest?
Bizarre Love Triangle is moving in another direction these days. While we will still be true to our roots, with lots of love songs and lovely ballads and folk-pop-country acoustic songs, and you’ll still be able to find us in tasting rooms and quiet corners, we are also increasing in size and volume. In December last year, we had the opportunity to play Hamley Steakhouse, and we really wanted to offer up fun music that people could dance to. To get the volume we wanted for the gig, we added a snare drum for Carl and a (big) bass amp for Katie. We beefed up our set list with up-tempo, high-energy country and rock tunes, and people danced!
Over New Year’s Eve, we visited Wildhorse Casino and danced the night away to a great band called Brickhouse (please visit them here on the web, and like their Facebook page here). Brickhouse has high energy, lots of fun interaction with the audience, tight harmonies, talented musicians, a huge variety of tunes - all danceable - and they are awfully nice to look at, too! We had had so much fun at Hamley Steakhouse, and so much fun dancing to Brickhouse, that we were inspired to change up what BLT can offer its fans and customers. We will essentially have two bands you can hire - a listening band and a dance band.
We started looking for a drummer and a second guitar player, and the Universe brought us Gordon (please check out his bio). We are having SO MUCH FUN! Gordon has great pipes, and can sing while he plays the drums (we have no idea how he does that)! We are still looking for another guitar player (hit us up on Facebook if you are or know one), and we are thrilled with the full sound of extra vocals and the fact that Gordon has a better sense of tempo than we do. Adding the drums frees Carl’s hands up for the keyboard and gives him the opportunity to play the other neat-o percussion toys he has been acquiring for the past three years. More cowbell!
We’ve got a bunch of fun new dance covers, plus several new originals. We’re booking gigs left and right and having a ball. Come see us, and tell your friends! And don’t forget to like our Facebook page to get all the latest updates. (You can do that here.)