Mandatory Air
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Mandatory Air

Jackson, Wyoming, United States | SELF

Jackson, Wyoming, United States | SELF
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Over the last 8 years of playing public and private gigs all over the country, Mandatory Air is currently putting the finishing touches on it's debut recording titled Take Me Home. The cd will be released in February 2012.


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Jackson Hole is home to some of the most hard core characters in the world. Get some of these people to a bar, throw in the band Mandatory Air, and you've got a serious rock and roll party. Mandatory Air with the Miller Sisters are as close to big-city music as it gets, and their fans give them every ounce of their support.

Candice and Karee Miller shine as the stars of Mandatory Air. They engage the audience throughout the night with their electrified, inviting stage presence and soulful, resonant vocals. The Miller Sisters have been singing together since they were kids, creating a bond that transcends the physical world, ventures into the uncharted, and captures every listener in the process.

Marshall Davis lays down the big bottom groove with his 5-string bass and his deep passion for finding the pocket in every jam. Marshall's experience comes from the Santa Cruz, CA music scene where he played in the popular bands Pan Kind, Soul Cellar, and Dream West.

On keyboards, Mark Longfield's smooth, dance-provoking rhythms and solos add rich textures to the music. From Fender Rhodes style R&B Funk to classic B-3 organ, Mark generates an arsenal of funky and soulful sounds that lace each song, while his solos dazzle the audience with melodic intercourse.

Born in Oakland, CA and raised in WY, Justin McCalla started studying music at the age of 10 and began playing professionally at 16. He has been involved with many groups over the years including the infamous death metal band Desecration and the incredible, hard swinging Bill Gibson Orchestra. Justin's strong musical foundation and stylistic diversity helps to propel Mandatory Air through their many varied sets. Be it country ballads or heavy funk Justin always creates the right feel.

Mac Munro fills out the rhythm section with his percussive quiver, including conga, bongo, and timbale drums, creating intricate and interlocking beats with drummer Justin McCalla. Mac's talent as a percussionist surfaced in Jackson Hole in the mid 1990's when he played in the popular band Mad Cow and The Outfit.

On lead guitar, John Pansewicz responds to the groove with his eccentric, improvisational playing. John's out-front solos are delivered with confidence and emotion, while his classic tone and his undying commitment to the groove elevate the band into high levels of improvisational jamming.

On rhythm guitar and vocals, Justin Smith is known as a freaky, funky music innovator with his own verve. As the Jackson Hole News put it in August 2001, "There are the motivated, and then there are the truly insane." Over the years Smith has fronted several popular bands like Sister Smith and Grass and continues to support the music scene with his weekly open stage night "Joe's Garage."