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2009 Brain Sugar Blue
Wishmill Records
St. Helena, CA USA
2005 Self-titled Album
Wishmill Records
St.Helena CA USA
2004 WRST 90.3
Live Stuio play and recording
Oshkosh, WI USA



SOUNDS eclectic melange of progressive rock, dark circus, gypsy, jam. Madly driven by polyrhythmic drums and slaphappy bass, Samvega aims to manifest mood and provoke thought through vocals, visuals, and that cradles an audience from dancing to dreaming.


PAT FEISTEL....trained by a classical jazz drummer, retains the finesse of his background while adding thunderous overtones in the tribal vein of Danny Carey.

TIP O"NEIL on bass, is rightfully influenced by Les Claypool. He can slap, pop, and walk down the neck of his four-string, six-string, or fretless bass, often times creating the lead melody of the song.

VOCALS are contributed by all members of the band, ranging in style and approach, from whispery poetic Tom Waits...cabaret roars of Jim Morrison...airy Tom York electronica...and on into odd Captain Beefheart social commentary. Sisters Melissa and Mercedes Baker create the body of the vocals. Although both were classically trained, their styles are unorthodox and ever evolving.

Melissa Baker's vocals are low cabaret rusted melodies, and sultry sounds of old. Melissa's guitar reflects spanish, arabic, and gypsy tones. The electric mandolin in covert with the wah wah and the slide soars, accenting the vocals and bass creating a David Gilmore effect that lies over the chaos and gives the mind a place to rest.

Merceds Baker's vocals are ethereal and haunting harmonies reflecting an instrument at times, while at others it's cabaret lyrical commentary. Additionally, Mercedes provides accenting percussion.

Samvega's diverse ability makes for an unusual show, as they bounce between genres and alternate between poetic vocal arrangements and wild dance crazed instrumentals, they aim to inspire the audience and reinvigorate peoples love and need for original live music.