STYLE: Jam blues-funk rock
grooves with a pinch of jazz
INFLUENCES: King Crimson, Steely
Dan, 80's rock, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, jazz, Rush,
Led Zepplin, African drum music, Indian music, The Doors,
Spatula starts slow, building the mood as if it takes a little
jamming to get the instruments properly lubricated. An intelligent
and well structured sort of jam that allows the band members
to run their hands over their instruments and get the feel
for each other, the crowd and the sound system.It's like the
distant sound of a Harley over a hill, you can hear the power
to come but it hasn't run you over yet.
But it comes. Riding over the hill and rumbling in with
exuberantly funky blues rock, the passengers flailing their
arms in excitement and thrilling in the power of it all.
Whistles from the crowd and bodies up on the floor, this
is no pretentious artsy band but a full on grooving joy
machine bent on making this a good time for themselves and
Spatula is also a creative, original band. Playing mostly
original tunes (but the occasional cover), they mix in some
jazz progressions, funk grooves and the occasional unexpected
transition. This band makes music to enjoy life with, laid
back in style but coursing with energy.
Spatula has been around in one form or another for 4 years.
Peviously known as the Dudes and the Clangers, it might
well be the longest running original act in Taichung.
So go on, get sweaty with Spatula and catch their regular
act at Bhoom and Napoli, or check them out at one of many
By Courtney Donovan Smith