||Las Vegas, NV
Blake Pullen - Bagpipes, Vocals, Keys; Kelby Thwaits - Guitar, Keys, Vocals; Eric Boyd - Bagpipes, Keys; Jon McCracken - Drums;
About the Artist
Sonic Impulse is an intense and explosive fusion of various musical influences centered around the highland bagpipes. Hard hitting techno and hip-hop beats meet lush, ethereal soundscapes and driving dance rhythms to support innovative bagpipe melodies. The project, the brain child of Los Angeles musician Blake Pullen, draws from his varied experience as a piper, composer, singer, and instrumentalist. Although the bagpipes are well known, they are seldom used in conjunction with other instruments and musical styles. Sonic Impulse combines the timbre of this ancient instrument with the new and modern vibes of hip hop, electronica, rock, jazz, techno, and various other world genres, resulting in a unique tapestry of audio textures. At a SONIC IMPULSE concert, the listener can expect to experience a bombardment of the senses. A laser/light show, the SONIC IMPULSE dancers, and the trance like state of the audience will envelope the listener as they experience the complete sensory escape that is SONIC IMPULSE. The debut album, "Pipe Dreams" is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Amiestreet, and many other online retialers.
MANAGEMENT and BOOKING CONTACT INFO:
Pipe Dreams Enterprises, Inc.
7231 S. Eastern Ave., Suite B #274
Las Vegas, NV email@example.com
• Sound System – A full range system that includes sub bass cabinets. System should be powerful enough to amplify drums, bass, guitar, vocals, bagpipes and dense electronic sounds for the entire audience. 4 wedge monitors and minimum 16 channel mixer
• Microphones - Onstag
Vocals – 3 (Sure SM58’s or something of equal - better quality
Bagpipes – Band provides two wireless Senheisers. BR>Drums – 4 minimum (Kick, Snare and Overheads
Elec. Guitar – 1 (to be used on speaker cabinet
Elec. Bass – 1 (Optional but not necessary)
• Line Level Inputs - Onstage
Sampler/Electronic Playback – 2 (For stereo L R feed
Elec. Bass – 1 (For direct feed from bass head
Elec. Guitar – 1 (For direct feed from guitar head
SFX/Keyboard – 1
• NOTE - Sonic Impulse travels with a mobile lighting set up. The light show involves the use of UV/Blacklight effects, intelligent club style lighting, smoke, haze, and practicals, and can be scaled for venues ranging from smaller clubs/bars to medium size festival stages. All of the instruments are housed in mounts and truss that can sit freely on the stage. No house hang is required. The entire show is triggered and run via midi from a DMX controller that is interfaced with a computer playback system. No additional light board operator is necessary. House lighting and particularly venue owned stage lighting should be extremely dim or completely off during the performance, in order for the full effect of the Sonic Impulse light show to be fully realized by the audience. Power supply - All of the approximately 18 instruments are daisy chained and plugged in via standard Edison connections. An extension chord and one to two Edison power boxes will be sufficient to provide power to all instruments.
Sonic Impulse also travels with a team of dancers. The amount of dancers onstage varies according to venue, budget, and space. At minimum, two dancers will be utilized at any Sonic Impulse performance. Adequate space for a 3 foot by 3 foot dance platform for each dancer should be accounted for when plotting stage set up.
February 2009 Techno
September 2008 Techno/Ambient
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