SHAWN LADD AND THE WALL OF BEES

SHAWN LADD AND THE WALL OF BEES

BandJazzHip Hop

Instrumental Jazz/Hiphop/Punk music without the jam band aspect (long solos). It derived from learning jazz standards in the Hard Bop fashion. We like our music tight,emotional, agressive and modern.

Biography

THE WALL OF BEES started in June of 2007. At first it was a drum and guitar duo consisting of Chad Howson and Shawn Ladd. Later on we enlisted the help of Alex MacArthur on bass to fill out the BEES sound. The BEES sound consists of HipHop beats, jazz melodies and chord progression and the ADHD of Punk.With this BEES line up and sound we went on to play a few handful of shows with every genre of band we could find (punk, metal, rockabillie, goth, indie, folk). We found that The WALL OF BEES sound is so diverse that it can fit in with any genre of music yet still hold its distinctive jazz roots. This is what sets the BEES apart from other bands is that it is high emotion jazz without the long solos found in jam band type music.
The Wall of BEES are constantly evolving by rewriting songs, learning old and new styles of music as well as looking at the potential of diversifying its line up with the possibility of a horn section. Today the BEES are working with a new bassist and are getting ready to record an EP in the next month.

Lyrics

INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ

Written By: SHAWN LADD

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Discography

EP - SHAWN LADD AND THE WALL OF BEES VOL.1.

Set List

A typical WALL OF BEES set list varies in length. In house band gigs we play three one hour sets made up of jazz standards and original Bees compositions. For standard shows of three to four band line ups our set depends on the alloted time and the energy of the crowd but on average is 45min. Our set has a tempo and energy build that hopefully draws in the listener and new fans...

Here is a typical 45min set (give or take a couple of songs)
- THE GRIND
- ANOTHER NIGHT OF SLOW DEATH
- HAND JOB ON A BUS
- LOVE SCREAMS
- ONE WINGED BIRD
- OTHER PEOPLES STORIES
- PARK BENCHED
- PUNCH ME iN!
- SLAPPING NANCY
- THE QUICK CURE
- THE WAIT
- THREE BLIND MICE
- TRYING TO LOOK INTERESTED
- VOODOO CHILD
- WEDNESDAY RUNNING