Eggshell Egoz
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Eggshell Egoz

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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Oct
11
Eggshell Egoz @ October festival

Munich, Not Applicable, Germany

Munich, Not Applicable, Germany

Sep
27
Eggshell Egoz @ Long Greens Festival

Amsterdam, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Sep
26
Eggshell Egoz @ Long Greens Festival

Amsterdam, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Not Applicable, Netherlands

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Get a groove on with Funky Poetz, the Eggshell Egoz debut album produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Tony Levin). The Egoz blend funk, rock and pop emulsifying these genres to create their own unique sound.

The first single ‘Takin My Time’, has received radio airplay around the country and has had almost 2000 hits on their Myspace page ). The video can be seen on YouTube.

Eggshell Egoz is the brainchild of frontman Dave Whitton and guitarist Dave Walker. After forming in 2001, they added their current funkafide rhythm section starring bassist Dale Vix and drummer Jay Setar. To round out the Egoz, they got metal-based rhythm guitarist Rodney Amieva who brought a whole new dimension to the group.

The rock-funk sounds of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and Psychophunkapus are echoed on songs like: “Funky Poetz”, “Slippery Slime”, “Environmentalists” and “Fungus”. While other tracks on the album are reminiscent of Hootie and the Blowfish and the Spin Doctors - not a bad combination. The real surprise on the album is “Manic Peaches”, not really in line with the other songs on the CD; this acoustic love ballad is laden with endearing lyrics and really highlights Dave Whitton’s vocal talent. You just can’t help wanting to break out a lighter and start swaying back and forth to it.

Billed with acts such as Liz Phair, The Spin Doctors, and Quincy Jones, the Egoz have played hundreds of amazing venues, festivals, and charities including The Key Club, Whisky A Go-Go, NARM and Tide Fest. Their latest show is Saturday, July 21st at Taco Beach in Long Beach, California.

Funky Poetz is a fun-filled; cruise to the beach type of debut. I say slather on some lotion, put the top down and crack open the new Eggshell Egoz CD
- Ronald Gross - http://www.bloggernews.net/18740


Laid back with an I don't care attitude music can be quite refreshing. These Cats deliver some down home grooves that get you bobbin' and smiling while their music envelops you with a feel good blanket. Musically tight and on point with their compositions Eggshell Egoz combines out there lyrics with an enticing top down car ride flow of music by the country. Nice!
- Catsask Music and Entertainment


A new sound has emerged on the scene in 2005, Eggshell Egoz are a bit of everything and they bring new light to an otherwise dreary time in the music business. They keep you dancing while playing with your mind, keep this up and the revolution shall begin-Shawn Plunket-Flare Magazine - Flare Magazine


Reviewed by Howie Mitchell

Eggshell Egoz/Funky Poetz

To be fair, Eggshell Egoz don’t sound as much like the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they could’ve. Yes, the influence is definitely there - quite blatant, actually. But Eggshell Egoz do try to make their own flip on the fusion of rap, rock, and funk. In fact, they probably exert more energy on Funky Poetz than the Peppers did on their last couple of albums.

While the Peppers are entering their middle age and slowing nearly everything down to recapture the Top-40 magic of “Under the Bridge,” Eggshell Egoz are jumping out of the cage. The title track and “Slippery Slime” percolate with some über pulsating bass lines and face-slapping percussion. It is fun stuff, the kind of partying music you want blowing out of your speakers on a summer afternoon. “Riverbend” is driven by crunch-rock riffs and semi-rapped vocals that simply crush the bad memory of Sugar Ray. When Eggshell Egoz want to chill, such as on “Taking My Time” and “Manic Peaches,” they recall the best of Sublime without the haze of smoke.

http://fearofarapplanet.wordpress.com/category/rap-rock-reviews/ - Howie Mitchell


A group such as Eggshell Egoz could only have originated from California. This jumpy, infectiously giddy band marries the white funk of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the singalong pop hooks of the Barenaked Ladies and the sun-baked lethargy of Sublime. Want to become an instant Egoz fan? Listen to “Slippery Slime” first on headphones; let the stainless-steel bass lines and pumping drums invade your ear space and throw a party. Then cut to “Simple Toys” with its fuzzy, grungy riffs that lean towards psychedelia. These guys are unable to contain themselves on record; you can almost sense that they are sweating from all the energy they’re burning here.

Vocalist Dave Whitton has a pleasant, soulful voice that works as a way of cooling off the hotbed of funk ‘n’ roll from his bandmates; it helps to give the songs balance and for listeners to catch their breath. When you have a tune as crazy as “Environmentalist” (echoing Fishbone’s most party-hard moments), you need an anchor to reel in the uninitiated, and Whitton provides that key. I don’t know how poetic Eggshell Egoz are, but they are funky without question.


- Carlos Redondo, World where you live


Imagine Primus doing a pop-funk project...there yet? Now you have Eggshell Egoz. Their album, Funky Poetz is that slap happy album of pop-perfected funk with a tinge of obscurity riding the fringes, all soothed with the vocal performance and comfort of Jack Johnson.

Album opener, Funky Poetz rides like a quirky party out of Bonaroo. Simple Toys is the jam-oriented song grasping to the bands ability to groove in tight sync. Then to cap off the album is an acoustic nicety, Manic Peaches. Whitton's vocals surprise in this folksy lullaby quality. Its a move from funk-pop-obscurity to soothing acoustic rock in the vein of The Counting Crows.

Production is something these guys do amazingly well. The album has a stellar gloss about it!

posted by Ross Christopher - Awaken Music


Discography

Naked (full length album, coming spring 2009)
Funky Poetz (full length album, 2007)
Box of Chocolates (EP, 2006)

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Bio

Welcome to Ego land, the land of Dr. Feelgood and his dancing shoes. In a world so full of cloudiness and rain, a little bit of sunshine goes a long way. So whether you're feeling down and out, or just ready to drop that top and enjoy your day, we've got that magic music medicine of joyriders delight ordered up and ready serve. 2010 brings energy, fun and a brand new album. Eggshell's third album, Naked, is set to release in Spring 2010, their single "Take To The Sky" leads the way. With US shows lined up throughout the Summer, Eggshell is venturing out of the US and into Europe, so look out for your top down joyride, it'll take the stress of the day away!

Fresh off of their 2009 HMMA nomination for “best original song in a film”, Eggshell continues to place songs in film, tv and video games. The most recent being the documentary “Raising Kate”. Kate takes a look into raising a child with autism, Whitton says “Kate is inspiring and represents how we should all be living our lives”.

Eggshell Egoz was formed in 2001, the roots are the brainchild of vocalist Dave Whitton and guitarist David Walker, two ambitious artists with a knack for colorful, literature-style song writing. After the band's early experiments with cellos, saxophones, trumpets, and congas, they found bassist Dale Vix, drummer Jay Setar, metal-based rhythm guitarists Victor Delgado and Rodney Amieva.

Billed with acts such as, Liz Phair, Gavin Rossdale (Institute), Killola, Raining Jane, Outlett, and Quincy Jones, the Egoz have played hundreds of amazing venues, festivals, and charities including Rose City Rocks, J Rockfest, NARM, Tide Fest, Charities for Cancer research, and the Rocker's for life. Their anthology of music consists of over 50 original songs with a few covers and can be heard on an abundance of radio stations, online and also in the soon to be released animated movie Trampoline.

Eggshell Egoz can be contacted here or on any other digital distribution network including CDbaby, iTunes, Amazon, myspace and youtube.

With strong but vulnerable vocals, critics love Eggshell's fusion of sound:

"A group such as Eggshell Egoz could only have originated from California. This jumpy, infectiously giddy band marries the white funk of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the singalong pop hooks of the Barenaked Ladies and the sun-baked lethargy of Sublime.", Carlos Redondo, World Where you live

“Great Band Name, Really Like The Voice”
Michael Laskow - Founder, President, and CEO of Taxi on 980 AM Breakin In Show

"Great music, great lyrics, great fun", PCH radio show.

"It is fun stuff, the kind of partying music you want blowing out of your speakers on a summer afternoon", Howie Mitchell, Fear of a Rap Planet

"Rarely do eggs come in the form of sound, presence, and the unrivaled ability to charm the spirits of adoring fans." J James Speak EZ radio.

"Eccletic, a painting for the ears", (Kelly Matfa, Music World)

"Down home grooves that get you bobbin' and smiling while enveloping you with a feel good blanket" (Catsask Music and Entertainment)

"Fun filled; cruise to the beach type of debut, slather on some lotion"
(Ronald Gross, blogger news)