The Prix

The Prix

BandAlternativeRock

Biography

The Prix formed in January of 2003 when former Sunstorm keyboardist and classical pianist Blake Jordan, met up with Burgundy Jones producer and instrumentalist Cashew at a California cafe.

After opening for such acts as The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Interpol and The Coral, Rough Trade act, Sunstorm, parted ways. At the same time, Burgundy Jones, the Mazzy Star influenced trip hop duo, were interrupted by the singer’s move to NYC. Both Blake and Cashew found that they shared a love of Donovan-like 60’s pop, dirty sweet 70’s glam and the current Kentucky fried indie rock of My Morning Jacket and Kings Of Leon.

After discovering their mutual affinity for 60’s pop star, Emitt Rhodes, they tracked the former recording star down, via the yellow pages, and struck up a friendship. This would launch the first recordings of The Prix, with Emitt producing and bad ass bass player Zach Ziegler joining in. The eponymous four-track demo resulted in an immediate residency at the Bigfoot Lodge and several sold out shows at Disposable Pop in Riverside, California, Buckingham 51 in Pomona, CA, The Scene in Glendale, CA and The Lava Lounge in Hollywood. They have since performed and headlined at The Echo, Spaceland and Indie 103.1 “Ruby Tuesdays” at the Key Club.

Joining the band in 2004, drummer Stephen Mills added a powerful, solid foundation for the band’s music. Influenced by greats such as Ringo and Peter Criss, Mills, complemented the entertaining live shows perfectly by accompanying rather than overshadowing his energetic band mates.

The Prix’s forthcoming album is a mix of arch indie rock lyrics, Stonesy blues chords, Beatles-esque harmonies, and Sweet and T. Rex inspired glam anthems, which capture the sexy ragtime and infectious energetic spirit that is The Prix.

Set List

1. Sweet Blood Volcano
2. Shoot Out the Lights
3. Baby Babylonia
4. Wind to Blow
5. Disappearing
6. I'm All In (with Zach on lead vocals)
7. Miss California 1929
8. Two Moons Shining in the Sky

Encore: People in L.A.