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BAND: (MILK) n. fat and creamy; short and sweet; all white.
INFLUENCES: Peter Max, Anne Murray, The Zappatistas, Ricky
Martin (pre-Manudo), Arthur Murray, The Beatles, Bill Gather Trio,
Captain Gay and the Sailors, Richard Bronsen, Ralph Nader, Ted Turner,
Ralph Cramden, AMCHAM.
DARREN LIPPS- bass guitar, groove stylist
KENTY JELLO- saw, didjeridoo, sundries, tight fittin' polyesters
ERIN TYRES- percussion, vocals, beat-box-scratch-skat-post-ironic-hip-hop
ROBERT J. ROBBE II- (blue) guitar, vocals, real big Hee-Haw fan
PETER JOHN HOLMES- drums, vocals, bucket of Colonel's (original
KEVIN LEE- sax-a-phone, keyboards, stage drifter
Last November, the 'Neil Pryde Asian Wind Surfing Tour' held in
Penghu also featured an outdoor music festival. A melding of two
aspiring bands, Duck Grass and Rockstar, transpired into what is
now known as MILK. However, deciding on a name took time, in fact,
their first gig at BOOM, the band was called, 'Sugar'. Names were
thrown out, long lists were made which eventually evolved into a
book of names and finally after a 'name' meeting, MILK was named.
'Somehow, we couldn't get outta the kitchen', says percussion vocalist,
Erin. 'I don't know about the name but I didn't punch that 8 year
old girl', says their #1 fan, Georgia Mark.
Heavily dipped in rhythm and funky-ass grooves, Milk blends an
old-school reggae vibe with sweet rhythm guitar, soulful lyrics,
and a driving bass. The didjeridoo adds an underlying pulse to this
tasty brew that guaranties to shake your groove thing. A definite
party band. In fact, I've never seen a Milk show last under 2 hours.
These guys obviously love to jam. 'We start off with an idea and
a bit of structure and then we jam it out and see where it goes',
says Rob with the blue guitar.
As well as playing shows around the island, Milk has also put out
a cd, a groovey little 7-track disk. You can pick one up at a show
or at Che-gwai Jack-Ass's. Ask Darren for directions and prices
are negotiable. You can also look 'em up on their web site @ Taiwanoyster.com
or e-mail them: milk @ Taiwanoyster.com. 'Nobody's ever e-mailed
us', says a pouty but sultry Kenty Jello. In my opinion, Milk rocks
the house and are one of Taichung's better bands. Don't miss an
opportunity to catch 'em live. Bring your dancing shoes, kick 'em
off and drink yer milk, it's good for ya.