Bazmati Vice is a spicy blend of funk, rock, jazz and blues, in recipes varying from song to song to keep things fresh and far-fetched. Drawing inspiration from such culinary giants as The Green Hot Chili Peppers, Bread Zeppelin, B.B. Chef, Fish, and many others, Bazmati Vice’s sound is a testament to both the musical taste buds and the creative energy of each member of the group.
Clayton Brandt, Andrew Szczurek, John Kerber, and Chris Gibson, met at Haverford College in the Fall of 2013. It didn’t take long before the four compadres realized that they all played different instruments, and in just a few weeks they were regularly practicing and writing songs together. The group played gigs on and around Haverford’s campus, eventually adding guitar-virtuoso Chris Jackowski from the great plains of Hamilton NY, taking them to new sonic heights.
Over the past few years, armed with their arsenal of 33 strings, 178 keys and 200 cowbells, the band has expanded off-campus and performed shows all over Philly and across the Northeast. Bazmati Vice embarked on their first tour in 2016, released their debut LP in April 2017, and will be releasing their new record in May 2018! In the Spring of 2018, Chris Gibson moved to Seattle to pursue professional opportunities, and the band brought Benny Gullett on board to take over rhythmic duties.
The Bazmati Boys are now playing shows regularly to promote the new album and fund their upcoming off-broadway musical “Bazmati Vice… On Ice!!”, including a string of summer festivals in Philly and the East Coast. Come funk around with them, wont’cha?