The Psychodillos

The Psychodillos

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The Psychodillos are a blend of rock, funk, Gospel, R&B, jazz, and pop music, a must see for JamBand fans.

Biography

The Psychodillos
Good Vibe Jams for the Discerning Listener

Psycho - (Greek psychE) -, soul, life, breath,
(from psychein) - to breathe.
Dillo - (Greek dEloun) - to show, to make visible,
(from dElos) evident.

The Psychodillos are a blend of rock, funk, Gospel, R&B, jazz, reggae, and pop music, with hints of bluegrass, a must see for JamBand fans. The Psychodillos provide quality jams that are creative and intellectual, but so much more. The Psychodillos convey an emotional expression often absent from today's music.

The music of The Psychodillos is improvisational at heart. Where action is a beginning point, it is reaction and interaction that lead to life's most incredible and beautiful moments. Most of The Psychodillos music is based on simple songs, with a structured framework and lyrics based on human experience and spirituality. At each performance, the songs are given an opportunity to breathe and become, which is why on any given night a song may be several minutes longer or shorter than it was on the previous night. Segues are a given; this one time, at 'dillo camp, the band played an hour and a half before their first stop in the music. Even traditional music purists will be excited when The Psychodillos turn off all of the effects and play an all acoustic set. If Americana is American roots music, then The Psychodillos are Milky Wana, or even Outer Spacana.

Members of The Psychodillos have shared the stage with such notable acts as RAQ, New Birth Brass Band, The Edgar Winter Group, Billy Cobham, Bo Didley, Alice Cooper, Jason Bonham, The Artemus Pyle Band, Kenny Neal, Conrad Johnson, Jr. Medlow, Ted Nugent, Bobby Blue Bland, Oscar Perry, Southern Drawl, Ian Moore, Andy Williams, Roy Head, Carolyn Wonderland, Moses Guest, Brian Wakeland of Polyphonic Spree & Tripping Daisy, and more, including an invitation to play the George R Brown Convention Center for Evacuees of Hurrican Katrina.

The Psychodillos formed in the fall of 2003 when the guys were introduced by aliens in a diner. The music has continued to gel and evolve ever since the abduction.

The Psychodillos are generating a buzz as a great band. Based in Houston, Texas, they will travel anywhere. Want them to visit your town? Drop them a line. I'm sure they'd be happy to come visit.

Lyrics

Quality Time

Written By: Brad Martin

I was just telling someone that You're my friend
And how much that I enjoy just being with You
Then I realized how long it's been since we spent any time alone, just You and me
We say we'll get together real soon, as soon as it slows down, Then real soon it fades to never, and I find myself just wandering around, just wandering around
If it's important to me, if it's important to You
We will make the time to get together
Forget all those distractions & the troubles of the day, This moment was created just for us
We say we'll get together real soon, as soon as it slows down, Then real soon it fades to never, and I find myself just wandering around, just wandering around
When I'm speaking just to You, from my heart, I know You hear me, And when I'm silent and I listen, I hear from You, I wanna' hear from You, We've got to celebrate together, we've got to celebrate, with our friends, We've got to celebrate with strangers, but we've got to celebrate just You and me,
Quality time spent with You, let's do it again, I wanna' do it again, Quality time spent with You, let's do it again, I wanna' do it again, Quality time spent with You, let's do it again, I wanna' do it again, Quality time spent with You, let's do it again, I wanna' do it again,

Conglomarchy Madness

Written By: Brad Martin

Beauracratic conglomarchy madness
Keep us sedated & comfortably passive
Thousands are dying in the name of freedom
But really to fatten the girth of another

War is a fire
Greed feeds the fire
Hatred feeds the fire
Please don't feed the fire

Can you visualize a world
Free from habitual lies of the hierarchy
And the pitiful cries of our children shall be heard

We act as children, we fight one another
It keeps us too busy to notice the truth
The leaders have liked that in lands past & present
It works in their favor, still today we appease them

War is a fire
Greed feeds the fire
Hatred feeds the fire
Please don't feed the fire

Can you visualize a world
Free from habitual lies of the hierarchy
And the pitiful cries of our children shall be heard

Discography

LCC - 12_17_04
I Can't Believe We're in Bryan, TX - 9_4_04
Good Friday Live - 04_09_04
Live at The Rhythm Room - 11_04_03 Houston, TX
Live at Space Place - Texas House Concerts 11_30_03 Houston, TX

Set List

Set Lists depend on the environment. The Psychodillos play primarily original material, with an occasional cover song. Sets are a minimum of 45 minutes up to two hours. You never really know what you're going to get, but it will definitely be good; that's for sure. The Psychodillos have performed the following songs on occasion, some more often than others.

Anam Cara - Martin
Spun Off - Martin
Gel - Martin
Mothers Only Son - Yonder Mountain String Band
Conglomarchy Madness - Martin
Come as You Are - String Cheese Incident
And Now - Martin
The Other One - Grateful Dead
Wolfman's Brother - Phish
Nantucket Sleighride - Mountain
Something Else - Martin
Bird in the House - Railroad Earth
Sing & Dance - Martin
Zippy Tuesday - Martin
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
Alligator/Caution - Grateful Dead
Morning Dew - Grateful Dead
Family Girl - Martin
Sparkle - Martin
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
When I Fall - Martin
She Came in Through The Bathroom Window - Beatles
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