Seeded in the great state of Oregon and cultivated under the bright lights of the Sin City, Slow Children have harvested a crop of rock that can only be described with one word: “Kush.” Slow Children’s self-described “Oregonic Kush Rock” is a dank long lasting rush that takes you on a mind-bending journey that begins with the powerful rock of the 90’s NW alt rock scene and flows into the more psycho-transient methods of 70s prog with the quick change flair of more recent influences such as Muse and Queens of the Stone Age. Then, just when your mind starts to reach that point of ‘no return,’ they bring you back down to earth and take the party from your mind to your legs with their reggae-infused coastal jams. Downloadable, bongloadable, and very dancable - when popping in a Slow Children album, you are getting songs that will make you want to “puff, puff, but never pass.”
Growing up together in the small sedate coastal town of Brookings, OR - about an hour north of Humboldt County, CA - Caleb Moffit (vocals/bass), Kevin Hutman (drums), and fellow classmate Bryan Bacci (guitars) started playing music around the age of 12. They practiced their instruments after school and participated in school music programs under the tutelage of music teacher, mentor, (and in the case of Caleb) father, Master of Music Jerry Moffit. By their mid-teens they were playing parties, community events and local bars, but they quickly grew restless in the lack of places and people to perform their music for. In the small, sheltered world of southern Oregon inspiration quickly ran low for the young men until one day mere weeks from their high school graduation it struck hard! They literally sold their cars, bought a van, packed their belongings and ran away from home.
In retrospect, there lies irony in the band’s name in relation to their then newfound escape. Like the yellow “Slow Children” warning sign always depicting a child running, the young band in their teens without adult supervision, were also on the run. Their logo, a variation of that sign where the kid holds a bottle in one hand a joint in the other, symbolically depicts the direction “Slow Children” went. Drifting throughout California the group played their edgy indie rock in bars and clubs, slept in parking lots, found friends to help them, and began building their legend. It was in Las Vegas where the van would die, and as they say… “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
In Vegas, Slow Children had found exactly what they were looking for. Almost instantly they started meeting other bands and became regulars on the Las Vegas scene taking up residence at the local rock clubs where they partied hard and rocked harder. The band quickly caught the attention of influential promoters, radio djs, and musicians on the Vegas scene.. Local rock radio stations caught on with the release of 2006’s “Smoke the Evidence.” Singles “Duck Butta” and “Only the Shadow Knows” became local hits on the rock stations and the band found themselves headlining more and more major rooms on and off the strip including House of Blues, The Palms, Margaritaville, Canyon Club, and even headlined the 10 year anniversary show for Las Vegas’ longest running local music radio program, “Laurie Steele’s Homegrown Show” on rock station KOMP. “These guys rock the stage every time they perform,” said Laurie Steele, “If you haven’t seen them live, you’re missing out.”
Throughout 2008 the band took advantage of the geographical advantages of Las Vegas and started touring to outlying cities and states, most notably the northwest where they played many shows for audiences of over a thousand people. They also spent much of the year in studio their perfecting their newest release, “Lost in Reverie.” Many of the songs from ‘Reverie’ are already among the bands more well received songs in concert and the band has received recent comparisons to other great three pieces like Rush and Floater with the way they fill the room with the sound, ambience, and energy of a band twice its size. Audiences are properly rocked with their thundering rhythms and whisked away by their sweet melodies to places usually reserved for those of higher conscious, or on some really good drugs. Their lyrics are personal, truthful, and inspired by the pleasures and pains of being alive. The sounds that surround that message are inspired by the pleasures and pains of being high. Though they definitely strike a chord with the college-aged, indie and stoner crowds – the music of Slow Children transcends age, race, gender, and social or music genres. “I record a lot of different types of artists in my studio – hard rock and metal, hip-hop and reggae, and all kinds of music, but when someone comes in to record when I’m working on a Slow Children song they are like, ‘Whoa – what’s this? That is really different … I like it!’ ” said Mauro Ferreira, owner/producer of Maurotone Studios. “NO ONE else I’ve ever worked with gets that reaction. They are unbelievable artists, that’s why I love working with them.”
RADIO STATIONS THAT PLAY SLOW CHILDREN:
KOMP 92.3 (Las Vegas, NV) *top requested local band 2006*
Area 107.9 (Las Vegas, NV)
X107.5 (Las Vegas, NV)
Mix 94.1 (Las Vegas, NV)
ZRock 106.7 (Chico, CA)
96.9 the Rogue (Medford, OR)
KURY 95.3 (Brookings, OR)
KPOD 1240AM (Crescent City, CA)
KSOC (Southern Oregon University)
VENUES WHERE SLOW CHILDREN HAVE PLAYED:
House of Blues (Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino)
Hard Rock Hotel/ Casino
The Palms Hotel/Casino
Club Madrid (Sunset Station Hotel/Casino)
Whiskey Sky (Green Valley Ranch Hotel/Casino)
The Canyon Club (Four Queens Hotel/Casino)
Diablo's Cantina (Monte Carlo Hotel/Casino)
The Beauty Bar
The Frontier Hotel/Casino
The Bunk House
Emergency Room/ Black Label
The Art Institute of Las Vegas.
(Other Venues/Cities of Note)
McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR
Secret House Vineyards - Eugene, OR
Senator Theater - Chico, CA
El Rey Theater - Chico, CA
Rogue Theater - Grants Pass, OR
Dante's - Portland, OR
Ash St Saloon - Portland, OR
Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Marilyn's on the K - Sacramento, CA
Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Osprey Brew Pub - Medford, OR
Johnny B's - Medford, OR
The Trove - Grants Pass, OR
The Hideaway - Brookings, OR
Albertsons College - Caldwell, ID
NCSCC Cultural Center - Nevada City, NV
Headlined the Pahrump Fall Festival in Pahrump, NV three years.
Caleb Moffit - Vocals, Bass
Kevin Hutman - Drums, Percussion, Samples
Brian Bacci - Guitars
Shoot the Bingo Caller (1998)
In the Dirt (2003)
Reek 4A Week (2005)
Smoke the Evidence (2006)
Lost in Reverie (Coming April 2008)
Wasted Space Show Review
"[Slow Children] fucking kicked ass! They were the whole reason I staid out this late."
Alt Rock Track of the Day
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"5 out of 5 Stars" *Check out our reviews: http://www.garageband.com/song/reviews.html?|pe1|S8LT..."5 out of 5 Stars"
*Check out our reviews:
KOMP Rock "Life in Reverie" Review
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"Every time I think I have these guys pegged, they surprise me again. They are fresh and suprisingly..."Every time I think I have these guys pegged, they surprise me again. They are fresh and suprisingly original. Two thumbs up!"
Las Vegas Weekly "Life in Reverie" Review
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"[Slow Children] demonstrates its ability to not only smoothly morph from near-metal ("Feeling of Re..."[Slow Children] demonstrates its ability to not only smoothly morph from near-metal ("Feeling of Release") to reggae ("Misery for Sale") to pop-rock ("Happy in Hell"), but also ably excel in every style."
Vegas Rocks! Review
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"Very Profound! Definitely in that upper echelon of music ... a head above most albums I have had su..."Very Profound! Definitely in that upper echelon of music ... a head above most albums I have had submitted."
Best Promoter Compliment Ever
"I hope you guys can play the show, because everyone else sucks now that I've heard your music!"
Slow Children: Band on the Run
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"Slow Children delivered to the captivated, capacity crowd of music conscious lovers a powerfully ex..."Slow Children delivered to the captivated, capacity crowd of music conscious lovers a powerfully executed performance that automatically triggered audience reaction throughout their set. Like taking spectators on a wild excursion, one could only expect the unexpected as the band unleashed its potent repertoire of rich songs laden with progressive moods ranging from the subtle, acoustic and mesmerizing to the heavy, dark and outright sinister ... Slow Children are rebels living in a fast-paced environment built on taking gambles."
10 Years of Homegrown Rock!
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"Slow Children went on last and played some of the most original rock I've heard in Vegas. They had ..."Slow Children went on last and played some of the most original rock I've heard in Vegas. They had trippy effects with an occasional taste of reggae ala Sublime ... Whatever lessons could be learned from the early 90's, these guys learned them."
"Homegrown" Radio Review
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“These guys rock the stage every time they perform,” said Laurie Steele, “If you haven’t seen them l...“These guys rock the stage every time they perform,” said Laurie Steele, “If you haven’t seen them live, you’re missing out.”
KOMP 92.3…The Rock Station’s “Homegrown 1998-2008” Local Music Celebration
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"Slow Children was the most original sounding act of the evening varying from hard rock to blues to ..."Slow Children was the most original sounding act of the evening varying from hard rock to blues to even a dash of reggae."
Typically we like to have at least an hour. We're always happy to rock you for as long as you'll allow. There are a few market where we'll play all night putting on over 3 hour long shows and mix in some covers (of which we have an extensive repetoire and like to put our own twists on). An hour long set generally contains 10-11 songs. The core tracks are:
Feeling of Release
Yet to Come
Get it Straight
Misery for Sale
Service to the Industry
If we have at least an hour we like to finish with a rocking rendition of the Turtle's "Happy Together" that has left many a venue with an extra surge in the beer line at the end of the show. The rest of our set is carefully spliced for flow with 5 or so of the following songs:
Happy in Hell
Only the Shadow Knows
Marry the Hatchet
The band also has an acoustic set that they are asked to perform regularly at the Las Vegas "House of Blues" and other smaller, more intiment venues.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.