MP3 Outta Scope - Time Machine
"A band for all seasons and all reasons" - Jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, swing, bluegrass, & more in a tight combination of violin, guitar, & keyboards give this quintet a unique & diverse sound.
8 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, ROCK: Funk Rock
Outta Scope is a unique voice in the sea of party and club bands in the Washington, D.C. area. With decades of combined musical experience, Outta Scope performs original compositions and covers in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, swing dance tunes, bluegrass, and more. The band''s lineup is as follows:
* Lee Feinberg: keyboards
* Geoff Holdridge: 5-string electric violin, vocals
* John McCloskey: guitar, backing vocals
* Alan Sultan: bass
* Todd Van Gelder: drums, percussion, vocals
The tight combination of electric violin, guitar, and keyboards gives the band a unique and diverse sound that is immediately identifiable.
Longtime friends Feinberg, Sultan, and Van Gelder had played together for many years as the rhythm section of many D.C bands. McCloskey met Feinberg through their common day jobs as NASA engineers. The trio invited McCloskey over to play one evening, and the result was that Outta Scope was born in its initial quartet lineup. (The name "Outta Scope" was inspired in large part by the large space telescope project that provides Feinberg''s and McCloskey''s bread and butter.)
After playing together for about a year, the quartet was invited to play at a benefit concert at which Holdridge was also on the bill. Holdridge and Van Gelder had played together in previous bands, and Holdridge was invited to sit in. The quartet loved the wonderful addition of Holdridge’s violin to the group’s sound. The timing was perfect; Holdridge was looking for a new project, and Outta Scope became a quintet.
As a quartet and then as a quintet, Outta Scope has had a lot of fun playing together in any genre that fits their fancy. You can enjoy Outta Scope’s fun and diverse sounds on “Time Machine,” their debut CD on Meep and Myrna Records.