Hello friendly website visitors...and foe-ly website visitors as well, I suppose. New year, why carry old grudges, right?
In 2013, Ambre McLean and I finally arrived at a name for our band. We are Crash Bamboo, a band of 2. It's fun to use that tagline after our name. While I'm not entirely sure when our album will be out, I can tell you that the music has come easier than the name did, thankfully.
The complex process of coming up with our name began and ended with Ambre being tolerant of my countless (amazing) band names that weren't quite right (or flat out terrible) until one of them stuck. I think she liked Crash Bamboo because it was the first of my suggestions that she didn't think I came up with myself. I feel like the direct quote was "Where did that come from? That's not nearly as stupid as most of the other names you've suggested." Okay, I'm paraphrasing the second part of that statement a little bit. Her mouth may not have said any of those words, but her eyes and genuine look of disbelief certainly did.
I shouldn't slag my bandmate, but then again, maybe that's the sign of the strong relationship we have. I've come up with a bajillion really bad ideas for our band, and she has made me think that she would consider at least five of them. She also doesn't make me feel bad when I'm awful at stuff. If that's not band love, I don't know what is.
All jokes aside, I'm lucky. Ambre is one of the most talented musicians I know, and has become a great friend. I'm excited for you (friends and foes alike) to get to know us as Crash Bamboo...a band of 2.
You can check out/revisit our cover of Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" at http://youtu.be/KbdPYkm0I8Q to get a sense of what we do, and social media will keep you posted on what we're up to (once we start posting more):
With any luck, we'll have a fully functional website at some point, but for now, I like how they do things at CBC: www.crashbamboo.com
Thank you for the love and support you continue to show me, and have a great start to 2014. Feel free to let me know what exciting things you're up to so this doesn't always seem so one-sided. Happy Monday.