Lowrider Band

Lowrider Band

Serving up an eclectic brew of Latin, R&B, rock and funk on a saucy platter of contemporary jazz and hot Jamaican reggae since 1962, members of Lowrider Band have compiled a tapestry of quintessential songs and live performances so musically infectious that its moniker traces from Los Angeles to Mexico City – and from London to Copenhagen. The genius of these musicians is captured in the musical medley of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and mainstream cultures, resulting in monster compositions such as “Slippin into Darkness,” “Low Rider,” “9 to 5 (Ordinary Man),” “All Day Music” and many other chart-toppers.  Lowrider Band includes multi-platinum singer-songwriters and accomplished musicians Howard Scott (guitar), Harold Brown (drums), Lee Oskar (harmonica) and B.B. Dickerson (bass) – known around the world as four of the five surviving original core group members of the award-winning band War – who helped spawn such mega hit classics as: “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Spill the Wine” and “The World is a Gheto.” A plethora of these hits have been sampled and recorded by major artists, including the smash single “You” by singer Janet Jackson.  Completing the seven-member posse – and lending harmonious support to their distinctive sound – are Lance Ellis on saxophone and flute, Pete Cole on keyboards, and Chuk Barber on percussion. Their latest self-tiled disc, Lowrider Band, features eight superbly orchestrated songs, including a riveting live version of “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” It’ll conjure reminisces of back in the day when the members of Lowrider began their collaborative composing odyssey.  More history and current projects found at lowriderband.com