Mr. Anonymous Plays the Fox Theatre, 9/8
Z2 Entertainment will present Mr. Anonymous at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 8th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th for $8.00 and $10.00 day of show.
2012 kicks off with a brand new release by Mr. Anonymous entitled “Champion Sound”. Jeep Macnichol a.k.a. Mr. Anonymous a.k.a. “original drummer from the ’80′s/’90′s pop jam band The Samples” teams up with Ranking Roger from The English Beat to deliver a fresh organic sound using only live drums, bass, and guitars and even live horns.
The sound behind the album is a mix of reggae, dub, soca, and jazz, and as the founder Jeep MacNichol states, “my approach going into the album was to create a vibe like a mix of The Clash’s Black Market Clash and MiLes Davis’s Kind Of Blue. I wanted a raw analog punk production where the singers sound like they’re sitting in the room with you.”
Over the past 2 years, Mr. Anonymous released a Live E.P., 6 singles, 5 music videos and has attained over 10,000 downloads. He has played for thousands of fans across the state of Colorado headlining and sharing the stage with acts like Thievery Corporation, Kool Keith, Anthony B, Pretty Lights as well as a reunion show with his old band The Samples for 30,000 screaming fans at Mile High Music fest.
The parameters for the mission were as follows… All instruments including live drums, bass, moog, electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizers, percussion, and megaphone were to be performed by Mr. Anonymous….Informant vocal performances all Ad Lib… No rehearsing or prewriting of lyrics… The essence of each session was to capture freeform raw energy and spontanaeity… most all performances were delivered freestyle…. thus the “Blueprint” for the Mr. Anonymous phenomenon and the debut album simply entitled “Mr. Anonymous”.Four years later, after a brief imprisonment with an enemy organization (counterintelligence record label), Mr. Anonymous returned with “Mr. Anonymous 2″. For this mission, boundaries were pushed to “the extreme” into the “Dub” world and new contacts were made with key liasons in London England as well as Kingston Jamaica.