Hairy Dudini - Multi-Instrumentalist | Allentown, Pennsylvania(no reviews)
Based In: Allentown, Pennsylvania
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One man band with looping, live guitar, bass, drums and singing. Typical show includes mashups of different songs with the use of Ableton Live.
Its funky, jazzy, fun dance music.
Typical sets would be a mash-up of a lot of these songs, (plus added beats and loop production for fun!):
Come Together, And Your Bird Can Sing, Dig A Pony, Here Comes the Sun, Helter Skelter (Beatles)
No Diggity (Dr. Dre, Blackstreet)
Hey Pock-a-Way, Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Sex Machine (James Brown version AND Sly & Family Stone version)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
3 Little Birds, Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, Positive Vibration, Soul Shakedown (Bob Marley)
Five to One (Doors)
So What (Miles Davis)
The Chicken (Jaco Pastorius)
Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix)
... Anthony's Song (Billy Joel)
The Harder They Come (Peter Tosh)
Fame (David Bowie)
Take me to the River (Talking Heads)
Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
I also try to add in requests whenever possible, though there are some that I will wait to present until they are ready. I find I can do many on the fly, but every once in a while lyrics or sections of the song need to be rehearsed first, in which case I'll research and figure it out for the next time.
Live loops, synths and sit-ins with the finest musicians. Also freaky funky guitar ripping dance music. That's what we do here. Plain n simple.
Hairy Dudini has shared stages with The Wailers, Spafford, Antibalas, Smithereens, Tweed, Golden Gate Wingmen, Breakscience, members of The Nth Power, John Brown's Body, Freeway, G Love & Special Sauce, Lettuce, The Roots and many more.
10 years ago, there was no Dudini. There was also not much hair. What was there was this guy, let's call him Josh. Josh had grown up with a musical background, both uncles being well-versed guitar pl ... ayers. By the age of 18, Josh had drawn heavily from the influences of the jazz guitar greats Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Jim Hall as well as inspiration from rock, ska, reggae and R&B music.
Still clean-shaven and smiling, he started appearing on stages with whichever friends would show up with gear. This experience was dubbed Josh Klein and Friends, and still gets some internet jazz radio play to this day (google it!). However, showing up on stages with random groups of friends can only get a person so far, so Josh hit the studio to start writing. This is where the Dudini began to take form. It all started with an acoustic guitar, a kick drum and a little stubble. Hairy Dudini was all about finding that solution: how to put live drums, bass, guitar, singing and synthesized sounds, audio manipulation and loops all rolled into one organic sound. In the studio, it was easy. For the live show, it was a whole new monster. And so, Spaceship Dudini was designed and launched for live performance: a fully functional, road ready recording studio hooked up with our favorite looping technology. With the use of multiple instruments and our magic space station, Hairy Dudini can now show up solo, or plug friends and collaborators into the madness for a truly organic jam experience. Either way, its funky and pretty magical.
Berklee College Graduate with 20+ years of touring experience with various smaller regional acts.
I have run my own bands, as well as played with others. Can read music, and able to pair down the one man show to solo guitar.
Folks in my region know me for my versatility and ability to play with others, engage the crowd and do what's right for the room. Obviously funky dance music is not the expectation in all rooms so for instance, a cocktail hour may be better suited for solo jazz music from my repertoire of standard songs (I have a list of old classics from the 20's-60's).
My typical booking these days is festival crowd. Jam band meets jazz.
In the past I have played for Foxwoods and Sands Casinos, Artsquest, Brooklyn Bowl, Parxx Casino, Middle East Downstairs and Upstairs, Gypsy Sallys and various venues stretching from DC all the way up to Boston.
I have also played as an instrumentalist in reggae, rock, hip hop, funk, jazz and world music bands, theatre pit bands and wedding bands, as well as fusions of all those things.
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