|Karl Denson||Elgin Park||Robert Walter||Chris Stillwell||Aaron Redfield|
ABOUT THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS
Seminal groove band The Greyboy Allstars are fast approaching their 25th year together. The milestone anniversary will be the busiest year in quite some time for the quintet with a new studio album in the works and a handful of high profile tour datesÂ on the books, including two night runs at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and one night only performances at The Fillmore in Denver and Tipitinaâ€™s in New Orleans. The current line-upâ€”saxophonistÂ Karl Denson, guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stilwell and drummer Aaron Redfieldâ€”is home to some of the most revered players on the modern music scene.
Initially formed as the backing band for rare groove luminary DJ Greyboy at the release party for his groundbreaking 1994 album, â€˜Freestylin,â€™ it quickly became a longterm project with a string of critically acclaimed albums and world tours. Their uniqueÂ sound, reminiscent of â€™60â€™s boogaloo and â€™70â€™s funky jazz was captured on recordings like â€˜West Coast Boogaloo,â€™ â€˜A Town Called Earthâ€™ , ‘What Happened To Televisionâ€™ and ‘Inland Emperor.’ Beloved at the time, they also proved fabled, influencingÂ bands like Soulive, Galactic and The New Mastersounds to follow in their footsteps.
The Greyboy Allstars success also served as a platform for the groupâ€™s individual members to launch highly successful and substantially diverse solo careers. Organ and synth master Robert Walter leads his own band, the 20th Congress, while also aÂ member of Phish bassist Mike Gordonâ€™s band. Guitarist/composer Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews) is among the most in-demand Hollywood composers, scoring films and television shows like â€˜Donnie Darko,â€™ â€˜Freaks and Geeks,â€™ â€™The Big Sickâ€™ andÂ â€˜Bridesmaids.â€™ Saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his own touring juggernaut Karl Densonâ€™s Tiny Universe, but also serves as saxophonist in The Rolling Stones having replaced Bobby Keys upon his passing. Bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer AaronÂ Redfield are one of the most sought after rhythm sections in any genre with a steady flow of high profile session and touring work.