Fantasy band: Pandr Eyez
Band Name: "It's a Celebration, Bitches"
- Teena Marie with Beyonce's stage presence (lead vocals)
- Prince (guitar, vocals)
- Stevie Wonder (piano, vocals)
- Herbie Hancock (syth)
- Questlove (drums)
- The Temptations and The Supremes (backing vocals)
- Bootsy Collins (bass)
- Andrew Woolfolk from Earth, Wind and Fire (saxophone, flute)
As we started thinking of artists for the band, it developed a funky flavour. We like to imagine that the group was put together by Rick James, who gave them their name. These are all musicians that we really respect - there are so many artists that could go in other versions of fantasy bands but we wanted to make sure everyone would blend together well. (Let the record state that Ferren wanted to add Will Ferrell on cowbell but the idea was rejected.)
Be sure to check out the band when they play the Shacklewell Arms on November 28th.
Welcome to our 'Ones to Watch' list for 2012. Much like our list last year, or any list like this in the future, it isn't about trying to prove how great we are at predicting who's going to sell the most records next year. If you want that list, feel free to email us. No, this list is about providing you with a bunch of bands/artists we feel could release something special over the course of 2012. [read more]
Fresh from coming up with a band called 'It's a Celebration, Bitches' for our Fantasy Band series, Pandr Eyez have announced details of a London headline show. [read more]