Casper Maccabee
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Casper Maccabee


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"The Life and Times of Casper Maccabee in 13 Chapters"

released in 2008 on AudioCinema Records



Casper Maccabee is a storytelling rock ensemble from Portland OR. This group is fronted by songwriter, Ilan Laks on vocals and guitar, creative director of AudioCinema. Ilan has been hard at work for the last 2 years solidifying Casper Maccabee's overall sound and lineup, as well as producing their first full-length record "The Life and Times of Casper Maccabee in 13 chapters." From the beginning Ilan had connected with Sam Henry, the drummer from the Wipers and Napalm Beach and enlisted his help with this project. With the help of Sam, as well as M.Keefe Rayfield of Eat My Records on trumpet and John Kelly of Spinning Wheels on keys, Ilan produced the debut Casper Maccabee record. The project also featured some help from Eric Mcfadden of E.M.T. and Parliament on guitar and the able engineering assistance of Justin Phelps, working out of Hawthorne Bridge Recordings. Shortly afterwards Casper Maccabee began to flesh itself out into the epic rock ensemble that it currently stands as today. Erik Falat was recruited for the bass/double bass role. A transition was made to Charlie Austin on keys. Vocalist, Cherita Meadows was added and Tommy Illk stepped up to add a second guitar. For months now the current line-up has been hard at work putting together the large and timeless rock sound that is now the defining trademark of Casper Maccabee. They have also begun work on Ilan's next batch of songs, which will soon become the next Casper Maccabee record.

With it's new heavy-hitting line up and it's first full-length record out, Casper Maccabee is looking to expand it’s musical holdings both inside and outside of Portland. The debut record is available through CD Baby and itunes, as well as through all Casper Maccabee and AudioCinema-related websights. Review and radio exposure is being compiled for the current release as well. The band is continuing to book shows and as of now all booking can be arranged through the provided contact info. Enjoy your stay in the world of Casper Maccabee.