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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 4:00pm
Roister - feat. Robert Martin, Ray White, Tom Fowler, - Jesse Clayton, Markus Messina, & Thomas McCree Tue, May 20 - 8pm - $12 Roisterfeat. Robert Martin, Ray White, Tom Fowler, Jesse Clayton, Markus Messina, & Thomas McCree Zappa alumni meet young upcoming west coast talent to form the exciting new band "Roister." The vision of Roister is to provide a celebration of life, dance, and improv music in a live scenario. While there is a song structure, deviation of that structure is greatly encouraged. Markus Messina first met Ray White in Eureka, California. Rubin Diaz introduced the two and they knew a collaboration had begun. Having heavy Michigan roots, they brought the idea to Jesse Clayton (The Macpodz and Math Games) and immediately started bouncing ideas off each other. Ray decided Tom Fowler, bassist for The Mothers of Invention, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Ray Charles, would be the right fit. Tom brings his knowledge and love of jazz , fusion, and funk to the groups vibe. Thomas McCree was introduced to the guys via Melvin Seals and was immediately hired. Thomas is a Bay Area native who knows how to drive this music to the next level. Roister prides itself on providing a one time musical experience per venue. With Ray at the helm we are able to have a conversation with the audience at every show, thus making each show that much different than the next. The first run of shows have received a great response from venue management and fans alike. We've shared the stage with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band ladies. This year we are adding special guest, Robert Martin on vocals, saxophone, french horn, and second keyboard. His extraordinaire skills will blend well with Roisters already adventurous sounds. Experience Roister, a state of being.