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Down Under With Satriani, Then Homeward Bound

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Greetings from down under! I’ve been waiting 43 years to say that, and now that I’m in New Zealand touring with Joe Satriani, I finally can. It’s beautiful here, and word on the street is that Australia is pretty nice too. Just in case you didn’t know about this and you live nearby, these are the absolutely final dates of the Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum World Tour:

Nov 1 – ASB Theatre – Auckland, NZ
Nov 2 – Opera House – Wellington, NZ
Nov 4 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AU
Nov 6 – State Theatre – Sydney, AU
Nov 8 – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, AU
Nov 9 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide, AU
Nov 11 – Astor Theatre – Perth, AU
Nov 13 – The Star Theatre – SINGAPORE

What a wild and wonderful ride it’s been with Team Satch over the past year and a half. I can’t thank Joe and his crew enough for being so welcoming and generous to me all this time. I’ve been grateful for every second, and hopefully there’s more to come.

In my “spare” time I’ve been helping to put the finishing touches on the epic 2 (or 3?) disc set Culture Clash Live, which features live Aristocrats performances from literally all over the world – USA, Mexico, Europe, Asia. It’s been a huge thing to corral but I’m beyond psyched at the near-final results here. Look for an announcement on that in the coming weeks (not months).

Meanwhile, if you live in Southern California and want to see some musicians play music as musically as music can be played, you may want to check my website calendar. I’ll be sitting in with a new project called NIGHT GALLERY, with Joe Travers on drums, Mike Keneally and Marc Bonilla on guitar, and Jonathan Silverman on keys (plus another bassist playing the material I’m too lazy to learn). It’s at The Baked Potato and the first show is already sold out! I’ll also be sitting in for a tune at the Potato with guitarist Nili Brosh (whose new album A Matter Of Perception I’m on for four tunes, in a rhythm section with frightening drummer Virgil Donati). As if that’s not enough Potato-osity, I’ll be back there on January 21, 2015 with Keneally and Joe Travers for a throwback Mike Keneally trio gig. That should be fun.

Plus, The Aristocrats will be doing their first-ever residency in late January at Alvas Showroom, our “home away from home” venue in Southern California. The purpose is to work up and debut a whole album’s worth of brand new material, so we can go into the studio the following week and track it while it’s hot. I’m also excited about the studio in which we’re doing it: Sunset Sound, where Led Zeppelin IV, Van Halen’s first five albums, and Rage Against The Machine’s “Battle Of Los Angeles” were all recorded, as well as a million other hit records. That gets me all worked up, I have to say.

Here’s the calendar summary, aside from the current Satch Down Under run:

December 10 & 11
Bryan Beller sits in
at The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd West.
Studio City, CA 91604
Tuesday, December 10: with Nili Brosh
Thursday, December 11: with NIGHT GALLERY
* (Joe Travers, Mike Keneally & Marc Bonilla)
Check the Baked Potato website for ticket and schedule details

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
with Mike Keneally
(original trio lineup! Keneally, Beller, and Joe Travers on drums)
at The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd West.
Studio City, CA 91604

Check the Baked Potato website for ticket and schedule details

The Aristocrats
Four-Night Residency
At Alvas Showroom
1417 W 8th St
San Pedro, CA 90732
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:00pm - Click For Tickets
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00pm - Click For Tickets
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30pm - Click For Tickets
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5pm - Click For Tickets

Oh, and then there’s this thing.

June 28-July 2, 2015
Joe Satriani, Animals As Leaders,
The Aristocrats and Mike Keneally
(a weeklong intructional retreat – click link above for details)

That should be something, eh? :-)

That’s it for now. Jet lag will permit me no further typing.

Waving hi/bye from Auckland,
Bryan Beller

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