ARJUN

ARJUN

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockJazz

Leading a new wave in guitar-driven instrumental music "from sweet blues and jazz to ass-kicking rock". Most recent album CORE features John Medeski.

Biography

ARJUN, the three-piece instrumental band from New York, has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Made up of Eddie Arjun Peters (guitar), Michael Vetter (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass), ARJUN fuses the power of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship. After signing with Pheromone Records in 2006, ARJUN released their debut album PIECES, followed by 2013's SPACE. SPACE, the critically-acclaimed first in a three-album trilogy, is a sonic dreamscape of fluid improvisations which were conceived and recorded organically. The album's opening track, 'Orion,' features legendary percussionist E.J. Rodriguez (The Jazz Passengers, Sean Lennon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos, D.J Logic...).

ARJUN's most recent album CORE, second in the trilogy shot up to # 4 on the Relix/Jambands radio chart.  CORE is a reinvention of ARJUN's sound and style, rooted in carefully crafted melodies which tell resonant stories without words. CORE features the talents of John Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood) on its title track, and was mixed by legendary producer/mixer Scotty Hard. CORE was recorded at Level 11 Studios in New York City and at a studio in Brooklyn, produced by Eddie Arjun Peters and mastered at Turtletone Mastering by Michael Fossenkemper (Medeski Martin & Wood, Soulive, Bootsy Collins...).

ARJUN's soulful, razor-sharp inter-musician communication and chemistry translates vibrantly through their recorded works, and transfixes live audiences across the Northeast. ARJUN has garnered comparisons to artists such as Charlie Hunter, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Weather Report, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Gov't Mule, Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.



Lyrics

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Written By: Eddie Arjun Peters

Instrumental

Core (Featuring John Medeski)

Written By: Eddie Arjun Peters

Instrumental

Discography

Pieces (2006)
Piece of Pieces (2007)

Space (2013)

Set List

Rocks

Deep Impact

Core

Crystalline

Lavalust

Alchemy

Within You

Orion

Gone

Galaxies
Space
Radio Star

Balls
There It Is
Wung It
Fall to Pieces
Longass
Heavy Metal Dance


45 minute to 3 hours set - All originals