It was funny. Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… I have some really cool guitars, too, like a ’65 Fender Mustang and a Fender Strat. Michael League is the Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, producer and bandleader with NYC-based jazz-funk-fusion band Snarky Puppy. We went really far down the Led Zeppelin, Cream rabbit hole into the world of blues-rock with kind of a jazz influence thing. A 70-year-old Puyallup man was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his two adult children in the head while they slept last year. Then in high school I started playing in this band with [bassist] Tony Moreno and some local guys in Northern Virginia. real music from real, honest musicians. Matt Kean. Michael Owen interview: I’m in a good place but ‘heartbreaking’ to see old teammates struggle. I would say that college is where I got the nuts and bolts of music together, but it was after college playing in that scene that I feel like I actually became a musician… A person who has a concept and is able to express themselves through their instrument. Take a listen to Immigrance, Snarky Puppy’s new album - the Brooklyn collective’s 13th in 14 years - and, as with all its predecessors, you find yourself quickly immersed. I don’t have great technique. “I love all those pedals dearly and I barely use any of them because it’s just not appropriate most of the time in the band, but for special moments they really are awesome. Right now I think we all have the sense like, “Oh shit, people are actually paying attention to us now.” And that’s not to say it will change the music at all. Bassist #103206. League has won three Grammy Awards I think I have a good sound, I have an okay groove, and I think I make good decisions as a bass player about what to play and what not to play. League formed Snarky Puppy with friends at the University of North Texas in Denton almost ten years ago, and it’s been nearly a decade of hard touring. Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here, is a good example of the fruits of their labor. from Peabody Awards PRO . “No. I don’t know. Michael League is an American composer, producer, guitarist and bassist for the New York based jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. I start with a concept. Like, I’ll want to write something really dark or something that’s bright and funky. Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. I find that if I can write it by singing it, then it will be easy for people to sing. It’s music. Vivez l’expérience CANAL+. I started playing acoustic guitar in high school like every other kid that loved Tom Petty and stuff like that. No photo shoots, publicists, A&R people, or record labels necessary. When someone asks me to do something that sounds interesting, I like to say yes. So I save the easy stuff for last and do the hard stuff up front. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. “I think I’ve put myself personally on a path that I like, which is that I’m now producing records for artists from around the world that I love and respect, especially from folkloric traditions, which is really what inspires me the most. I guess it was owned by some guy who played at his church in the mountains every Sunday. I don’t want to limit it to higher education. We’re at a point where we’ve played so much together that the guys instantly start taking risks and challenging each other musically whenever we play. And it was obviously a great decision. They’re awesome. Snarky Puppy is one very niche specific element of my personality. Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman March 27, 2017. Welcome to /r/SnarkyPuppy, an unofficial subreddit created to discuss the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy. FRONTLINE writer, producer, and director Michael Kirk meticulously charts the uncovering of scientific evidence of the chronic brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and its relationship to football concussions. It was a really crazy thing. Is there nothing this man can’t do? There were hundreds of people there to do exactly what I wanted to do and it was really, really cool. I use the 810, but there’s now a 410, also with the gold grill, the Classic Series grill. It’s like a mandolin almost with two strings in unison per course, which is really cool for recording sessions. Most Popular #117648. That must have been surreal. I think I need improvement as a player, and as a composer. Same with drum grooves. But he just played acoustic bass, so the electric just sat in his closet for twenty years or something. It’s a live CD/DVD of some concerts that we gave in a recording studio in the Netherlands in a town called Utrecht. Finally I use Planet Waves cables. Where does the new Snarky Puppy album fit in the pantheon of your records? Just music, listeners, and an internet connection. I’ll either have something in my head originally or there will be a concept in my head. Probably I’ll just keep cramming every second of my life with shit, but maybe one day I won’t. But I do remember that when he wrote that song he sent it to us with no metronome and no drums, so nobody had any idea where beat one was or what the time signature was. I would drive him around to all his gigs for two years and I’d play with him five to seven times a week. Maybe I’ll want to become a music journalist or something, I don’t know.”. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. Between stints in the band he works on outside projects with David Crosby and other stellar musicians, as well as running a band called Bokanté, and while bass is definitely a strong suit in the League arsenal, his roles as bandleader, songwriter and general organiser are arguably more crucial to the group’s success. “Not really, no. And that means that I have to give them love and attention. No one can attest to that more than bassist and band leader Michael League. From there it’s just how the music community works. Does it ever feel hard to find new stuff to say? Sput, our drummer, wrote that song. He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. “All of these previously impenetrable markets were opened up to us by a single person, starting with a single email,” League writes in the album’s liner notes. As much as I love Northern Virginia, my community doesn’t support it very much. First Name Michael. “So now I have two bands. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. By The DLF Team. All the Snarky Puppy shit, I write it the week of the recording sessions, always, like at the last minute or at the studio, which I’ve been doing the last couple of years, just writing the music at night after the sessions. And not just larger- but more powerful, faster-moving, and with the ability for a normal person, an average music listener who manages a small hotel or plays weddings on the weekend, to make an unknown band into a household name in their country, simply on account of the music being interesting. It’s not going to change the music at all because we’ve been doing what we’re doing for so long that it would be unnatural to change for that. And while a greater audience is just now finding out about the group, Seth Godin’s words ring true: “it takes years of hard work to be an overnight success”. “For me, it’s a good feeling, because if you’re afraid, then it probably means that there’s some stuff going on with the record that you haven’t done before. plus de 3 mois. Michael League (born April 24, 1984) is an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. Michael League Is A Member Of . Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Michael League at the Discogs Marketplace. You play one gig like that and if you don’t sound too bad, you get called for another gig like that. We’ve hit a groove as a band where we can play the compositions and be true to them but really stretch things outside of them. Andrew Slyfox. I need something to give me a guideline because my mind wanders. One fan specifically wanted to ask about the origin of the riff from “Bent Nails” from groundUP. So there’s not like this huge expectation for getting your own hotel room and five-star food and getting paid a grand a gig. Share Tweet Email Comments. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. We caught up with League to get his insight on the Grammys, his writing style, We Like It Here, and more. That stresses me out. And I think all of the guys in the band think that way - that when you’re making music onstage, you’re serving music, so you think about being in the audience. I have a ’78 Fender Mustang with a maple neck. Getting work done doesn’t stress me out, being on tour doesn’t stress me out, making records doesn’t stress me out. I ended up going to college majoring in jazz studies at the University of North Texas. I always think everything needs improvement. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. You will receive a verification email shortly. Michael League of Snarky Puppy Snarky Puppy 2013 Michael League is a bassist, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer with Snarky Puppy, a project started 10 years ago as a young ensemble experiment that has since expanded into a collective encompassing around 40 musicians. If you want it to flourish you have to water it and give it sunlight and talk to it. Delta League Championship . For solos, I often use the Electro-Harmonix POG, either the Micro POG or the POG2. Football, France, 2020, 08 min. But the hardest parts for me because I’m a bass player are melodies and harmony to some extent. I’m a bass player – I play bass lines all the time. How did you get your start in music and who are some of your influences? I love MXR’s Carbon Copy Delay, plus their Phase 90, Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass Envelope, and one of my favorite delays that Way Huge makes called the Aqua Puss. Michael League és un músic estatunidenc, compositor, productor i baixista del grup de jazz-fusió novaiorquès Snarky Puppy, amb el qual ha estat guardonat en tres ocasions amb els premis Grammy. I got to this college where everyone was totally playing circles around me. Michael B. Jordan: Yeah, man. I try to take as many music lessons as I can, try to learn new instruments, try to dig into styles of folkloric music or whatever that I have never checked out, because there’s a long-embedded history of things that cultures know to be true, like a specific rhythm or a specific melodic phrase that’s been played for 400 years, “As a composer outside of a folkloric tradition, I can pull those elements and base a composition around them. I feel like in November when we made this there was no Grammy nomination, so it was Snarky Puppy as usual. Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning. “First off, I don’t think we have a pantheon. My normal stage rig is a Randy Jackson 500 all-tube head on top of a 4×10 and a 4×8 cabinet, which is a really unconventional thing but I love it. I love that bass. Your support helps keep No Treble running (and makes you look cool too!) great band. What were you thinking when they called you guys up? I think we have a garden shed or something, like a back house, definitely not classy enough for a pantheon. (Bass Guitar) 25 July 2019, The Snarky Puppy bandleader and bassist on his ever-varied musical life. I would say that’s where my first real music education started. Explore releases from Michael League at Discogs. Then I have a 5-string Alleva-Coppollo, which I love. Before you know it those are all the gigs you’re doing. Joel McIver I’m an advocate for music education, and that doesn’t necessarily come in the form of a school with a degree. We turn ten years old in a couple months. I couldn’t have gotten the education I got at the University of North Texas in my area. Bassist. Tags: Delta League Championship Interview Michael Vernau Interview Delta League Championship Sac Joaquin s. Delta League Championship . I am really in love with that amp.”. But in what, exactly? © 2021 No Treble, LLC and respective copyright holders. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. If two guys in my band are fighting, if someone in our administration fucks something up and somebody gets upset about it, if there’s a misunderstanding - that’s the kind of stuff that stresses me out. “No, but you know what? Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. Whether the horns are going to do the melody and in what octave, stuff like that. I’m very lucky.”. “So I guess if that’s what a good bass player is, then maybe... sometimes I feel like I’m good and sometimes I feel like I suck.”, Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. They do so much, so well, and with such energy and skill, that you end up simply enjoying their output for what it is - great music. I think it’s solid, and importantly I think the people care. Due to popular demand, we’ve extended our 20% off sale, on everything in our shop. by Kevin Johnson Thursday, February 13th, 2014. “I’m thinking that I’m the fourth best bass player onstage most of the time. On-stage interview includes Snarky Puppy story and so much more. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward.”, “I guess I’m Mr Snarky Puppy to a lot of people, but definitely not to myself. Formed in Denton, Texas, in 2004, Snarky Puppy is comprised of a collective of over 30 musicians. Michael League is een van de moderne bashelden en hij is een van de weinigen die we tweemaal hebben geinterviewd en de eerste die twee keer op de cover van De Bassist mocht staan. Michael League – Happiness in the Groove by Steve Gregory… When Michael League sat down for this interview, he had just arrived at the venue for the night, already having had a hectic day. So are you an advocate for higher education for musicians? I don’t like saying no. It’s kind of like rubbing your stomach and patting your head.”, I like to work. Visit our corporate site. Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 I had some real panic moments after we got the master, where I sent it to some people in the band and some people outside of the band and I was just like, ‘Please tell me this doesn’t suck.’ I have no idea. Chris Dunlavy sits down for a lengthy chat with the Newport County boss who's career at Rodney Parade is back on the up after a down 2019-20. As a music lover, you should feel empowered.”. Share. View the profiles of people named Michael League. Also, working with such a large ensemble is not easy. Jaime Preciado. Most Popular ★ Boost . "Michael Edwards was involved in a lot of these discussions and the clubs fought pretty hard for a solution, a kind of a good solution or as good as possible," Klopp said. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. Not in terms of time feel, but in terms of attitude, like playing relaxed, playing subtly, but then being very assertive verbally or with my gestures to let people know ‘We’re going on to the next section,’ blah, blah, blah. 36 Year Olds. Then when the “Family Dinner” idea came up, Sput recommended that I ask her. But my friends reassured me, and not because they’re my friends. So that’s kind of like my baby. Being a bandleader is a lot of work. It’s got kind of a mint green finish with a black pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. Bassist. I don’t know where it sits. I grew up playing acoustic guitar and singing James Taylor songs, and if you would have asked me at 17 what kind of musician I was, I would say, ‘I’m a guy who plays acoustic guitar and sings James Taylor shit.’”. That’s the easy part of writing music for me. It was really funny text stream of us giving him a bunch of crap because he was like, “What’s wrong, you all can’t feel it?” And all of us thought he was crazy. So it took me probably a decade, 12 years, to really start feeling comfortable leading but still sounding like a bass player, sounding like the guy in the back.”. I like to work. No. There’s definitely this feeling of wonderment and gratefulness at anything good that happens because toured so ruggedly for so many years. I’m very, very adamant about supporting the idea of people teaching each other music. I have no perspective. Let’s meet him... You’re very prolific. I just kind of slowly drifted into the jazz world. It’s just only human problems stress me out.”. There are two guys in the band that played in her band before – Sput, who is our drummer, and Bobby Sparks. For a vintage bass you can get all the booty and bump of the bass from the four 10’s but you get that real midrange clarity with the four 8’s, which I love. Besides their fierce individuality, League and company have employed new and experimental tactics to spread their music, resulting in a grassroots, word-of-mouth following that brought them to where they are today. I think the band needs to get better. It was just through this one guy I met at a jam session who called me to play this church, and the church band was basically Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and a lot of those guys playing with Badu. Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: Michael Oliver loves working with the best footballers in the best league in front of the best fans. He also talked about the creation and the unique concept of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-award-winning band he leads. Surreal is the right word for it. The most important thing is that the guys were a part of the band before it did anything significant. “It used to take me out of the music, and I would have a real hard time playing bass well because I would be caught up in thinking like a leader, and then I would be playing bass as a leader, and that’s the worst way you can play bass. Just like anything else, if you do it a lot you figure out how to do it best and we’ve really settled into a groove in terms of touring. No matter what musical situation I’m in, whether I’m the bandleader or the music director or the underling, sideman, I think like a producer. Do you think you’re a good bass player? “I play my ’59 Fender, maple neck fingerboard. Michael Vernau Interview. I like to create things. Please refresh the page and try again. I was certain they were going to win and their track had Q-Tip on it and it was definitely an amazing track in the category. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, [That includes something like] an apprenticeship, which is another opportunity I had with this incredible musician named Bernard Wright. BA1 1UA. I was like, ‘Really be honest with me’... “The short answer to your question is that I have no fucking clue. I’ve seen duos or trios that are 10 times more dysfunctional than our organisation. To me, that’s a music education. That’s where I would say my personality developed the most. “When you produce a record, you’re done in a month, maybe, or however many months, but when you start a band, it’s like a flower, it’s like a plant. I didn’t write that. yes! “We have a record label and a festival and those are advocating for unknown artists. Subscribe for star interviews, essential gear reviews and killer tuition! Michael Cheika has landed his first head coach role in rugby league ... will an NRL top job be the next for the former Wallabies and Waratahs coach. “Deadlines don’t stress me out. Or a school for little kids that does Suzuki method. Here’s a question I ask everyone, because it reveals an awful lot about people. I basically ended up on Saturday nights playing a steakhouse with a college jazz quartet and then Sunday, literally overnight, I was playing at a 7,000 member black Baptist church with Erykah Badu’s band. … All rights reserved. I also play a Moog Sub Phatty for keyboard bass stuff. And one of my bands is sustainable; the other one hopefully will be soon. Posted on November 24, 2020. I’m making some changes in my life to try to do that. No Treble is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to amazon.com. And we have to go on tour, and we have to make records, so those two things occupy quite a bit of time, and now that my main interest is really producing, it’s actually working, because I can put production gigs in between tours.”. I find that singing melodies ends up creating much better melodies than when I write them on an instrument. Gibson and Gene Simmons Announce G² Line, Including New Thunderbird Bass, Pierluigi Balducci Releases Solo Album, Updates Method Books, Zander Zon: The Princess Pleads For Wallace’s Life, Sly & Robbie Return with “Red Hills Road”, Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014. With Crosby, too, I’m the music director, so if Croz is talking a lot or something and we have to cut a tune, then I have to think about that. I play Markbass amplifiers and cabinets. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. Posted on November 24, 2020. Grab Some Swag. It’s a little guy, like the Mini Phase 90. I only get stressed out when there’s personal problems. That would be nice.”. Interview - Michael League Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 9th, 2015 JAZZ.FM91, Canada’s only not-for-profit radio station dedicated to jazz and the jazz community at large. The guys are great in the band, and our administrative team and our record label, everyone that works there, they’re awesome. Join Facebook to connect with Michael League and others you may know. What’s at the front of your mind when you play bass? You’re kicking off an extensive tour this week, and it’s pretty well known that taking a group on the road is tough to do anymore. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. Sure, the basic approach is jazz, but then you come across a song that is nothing like jazz. I think most bands always feel like that – more excited about their new project than their old ones – but this is a really special moment in time for the band because it was very, very explorative. “I have an MXR Carbon Copy Delay, I have a Moog MF Drive pedal, I have an EarthQuaker Bit Commander, I have an EarthQuaker Dispatch Master, which is like a reverb, a spaced-out reverb and delay pedal, and I have an EarthQuaker Spatial Delivery, which is an envelope filter, a TC Electronic PolyTune, and I have an MXR Mini Volume pedal. “I mean, obviously I’m not virtuosic. Sitting back with the bass, but pushing forward with everything else? He is 36 years old and is a Taurus. So I definitely support it, but do I think that everyone who wants to be a musician should go to college? Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more This interview was … That’s kind of my pedal arsenal. I feel comfortable with all three things, but since bass lines are what I do all the time I’ll just do those last. Michael League. I use D’Addario Chrome Flatwounds on that. Share. Oct 29, 2016. 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. From there, I try to sing a melody over the top of it. I would like to think that it’s groovier and sounds better and sounds alive, but that’s my goal for every record, so I really don’t know, man.”, I’m thinking that I’m the fourth best bass player onstage most of the time. He discussed his lifelong love of African music. First, I think each individual musician in the band brings influences to the music. “I think we have a very cool infrastructure set up. Hieronder lees je het laatste interview dat we met hem hadden nogmaals en we … There’s a guy in my band named Cory Henry who never spent a day in music class but he knows everything he needs to know about music theory because he learned it in church and he was surrounded by the right people. I really think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. I have Snarky Puppy and Bokanté. How did you get hooked up with Lalah Hathaway? “Something” definitely deserved to win. I’ll generally start on keyboard or guitar and come up with a progression and a groove. aaayyyaaaa_ danieltyree . L'interview de Michael Owen : Premier League. And I’ve taken on a lot of things that are not one-time gigs. This interview was … “A little spark to ignite a small flame, to grow into a full-blown fire with the help of some careful fanning and kindling. There’s that little bit of a recklessness to the recording that I really enjoy. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. A fascinating character, then, whose popularity in our world is borne out by his high placing in our recent poll of the planet’s hottest bass players. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Every tour everyone is happier and happier because we’re getting taking care slightly better each trip. Share. Michael Beale - Rangers FC 1st team coach, caught up with the team at academysoccercoach.co.uk I recently caught up with the team at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk to discuss the launch of the exciting ASC cloud service, life in Scotland, Rangers FC and much more.... See below for the interview. “He said ‘Michael, it was a bit of a power struggle there, because Bill O’Brien, coach O’Brien thought [Hopkins] had too much influence over the locker room.’ Michael League is a Taurus and was born in The Year of the Rat Life. the pups!!! ... Trading high picks for Cam Newton and Matt Stafford in a Superflex league … The song’s music video went viral on YouTube with over two million views and has catapulted the band into the limelight. I feel like you just have to get your education somewhere. I’ve got a Phase 90, I have the Bass Octave Deluxe, I have the brand new Vintage Bass Octave. Michael Beale - Rangers FC 1st team coach, caught up with the team at academysoccercoach.co.uk I recently caught up with the team at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk to discuss the launch of the exciting ASC cloud service, life in Scotland, Rangers FC and much more.... See below for the interview. Biografia. I like to create things. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward. “I think if I understand what’s supposed to happen musically in that specific situation, then I think that I’m capable of playing the bass in a way that supports the music. Even despite the abuse, and it is plentiful. Tell us about Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here. By It sounds like a gig for you is a lot of work. Michael League Fans Also Viewed . The cool thing about going to music college is that for four years of your life, your only job is to study music. “I’ve never made time for myself to write, ever. Then I have a 12-string Martin that I string up in Nashville tuning, which is where you get rid of all the low strings, but you still use twelve strings. Haute Définition. Not everyone is in a position where their community fosters musical growth. “Right now it seems like it’s producing records and running these bands, having the label, having the festival, but God knows what will happen. Also, [the recording session] happened right before this Grammy thing so no one was feeling this pressure. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. News and opinion from The Football League Paper - the UK-based Sunday newspaper covering all Championship, League One and League Two clubs. Following Snarky Puppy’s Jan. 26 Grammy victory for Best R&B Performance, the band’s founder, Centreville High grad Michael League, responded to the following questions. Dispo. We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar. The thing is, I was very certain that we were not going to win because every single band that performed at that ceremony won in their category. That’s a beautiful thing because we all know when real life happens you don’t have time to practice as much as you do when you’re in college. Interview: Heather Weigand Conducted by: Michael Tragoutsis and Michael Timko On Sunday May 8, 2011, I met up with Heather Weigand, who is involved with criminal society and is a teacher at the San Bruno jail, at Starbucks with Michael Timko and Justin Greco. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. I talked him down from $900 because they obviously had no idea what they had. I’m really into weird sounds so with the Nashville 12-string thing and the baritone and the Hofner… I like all those kind of things. The bass line actually comes last for me. He was my mentor for about two years. There was a band in our category, Hiatus Kaiyote, that actually performed. Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… I also have an Eastwood baritone guitar. Bassist. I don’t like saying no. I was kind of throwing a speech together just in case, but then after they performed I thought, “Man, I’m not even going to bother.” So when they announced us the only thing that was going through my head was “what the hell am I going to say?” and that was about it. Michael League was born in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 24, 1984 (Millennials Generation). 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