Kabob-O-Taj

Kabob-O-Taj

 Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
BandRock

Take the depth of a symphony orchestra, inspired by the sounds of rock, jazz, funk, or any genre we can get a hold of, and you have the basic sound of Kabob-O-taj. We are sure to satisfy any audience with our finely matured grooves that will flow through the musical palate like fine wine.

Biography

Breaching genre barriers without so much as a backward glance, Kabob-o-Taj creates a diverse musical landscape sculpted through passion, improvisation and an unbreakable bedrock of musical understanding. With a unique blend of rock, reggae, funk, jazz, metal, and even classical influences, they produce an experimental sound that straddles a line between mellow and maniacal.

With an armada of sounds and influences, Kabob-o-Taj brings energetic and dynamic shows to the DC/Baltimore area. While at times improvisational, their live sets are methodically arranged and pull the audience in by stimulating their interest and curiosity with the question, “What could possibly happen next?�

Some of their eclectic style comes from their rich background as students of music. They originally formed through a series of jam sessions in 2007, while Wes (vocals), Ryan (guitar) and Rob (drums) were earning their degrees in Composition and Jazz Studies. They later added Jason (bass), who introduced his years of experience performing with several funk and rock bands. Their technique, knowledge, and infinite passion for music have led to the unstoppable force that is Kabob-o-Taj.

Lyrics

Escapism (Samatha)

Written By: Wesley Meyer,Rob Wolk,Ryan Buell,Jason Altomare, Jason Altomare

I've got my head in the clouds
But I'm not looking around
To see who's coming for me

There is a beauty in truth
That I cannot ignore through
The alteration of mind

The earth, the sky, and the rivers of water
They all mean something to me

And I'll be blown sky high by my own momentum
There isn't a damn thing I can't see

These eyes are clear in their perspective
The world shows it's beauty

I look deep into the clouds and I know
There is existence eternally

I've got my head in the clouds
But I'm not looking around
To see who's coming for me

There is a beauty in truth
That I cannot ignore through
The alteration of mind

The birds, the bees, and the thicket of trees
They all show their love for me

And without a hint of escapism
I live deep in ecstasy

Escapism, escapism, escapism escapes
Not me

Escapism, escapism, escapism escapes
I'm free

Ping Zam!

Written By: Wesley Meyer,Rob Wolk,Ryan Buell,Jason Altomare, Jason Altomare

Hands bound

Your eyes are filled with laughter
Your skin is crawling away

Face down

Your mind is still and shattered
Foundation ready to break

All my

Inhibitions have
Sent me over the line

Dont try to

Abscond from the situation
Accede and you will be mine

This love

Dares me to burrow deeper
Counter residual hate

And so

You are willing and able
Because there is no escape

You take me
You have me
You pull me

Under

You take me
You have me
You pull me

Under

No hope

Was ever given to me
So never taken away

But you

Have also gotten nothing
Only a reason to pray

For yourself dear.

Discography

This is a Tree (2014)

Nod (2012)

Joe EP (2011)


Set List

30 - 180 minutes

Covers available.