Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Called legendary by Bruce Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery, LUNAR ENSEMBLE, the backing band of former Machine Gun soundscape artist and poet JOHN LUNAR RICHEY, is back on the New York scene with their latest CD on the MuWorks label titled, “OFFBEAT”.
Recorded live at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ in 2001 by two time Grammy winner Tom Ruff “OFFBEAT” features the poetry of John “Lunar” Richey (Machine Gun), Jack Petruzzelli on guitar & keys (Rufus Wainwright, Fab Faux, Joan Osborne), Andre Cholmondeley on guitar & effects (Project Object), Tom DiEllo on bass and the late downtown drummer Lance Carter (Sonny Sharrock, Cassandra Wilson, Percy Jones). Also featured on the recording is special guest and original Mother of Invention, Don Preston, on moog & effects. The latest incarnation of the Ensemble welcomes Greg DiGesu on guitar and keys, Chris McKenna on drums, and Dave Dreiwitz (Ween) on coronet and percussion.
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