GRiZ Debuts Live Band At Two-Night Red Rocks Run [Photos]

first_imgGRiZ has come a long way over the last few years, and this past weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was a testament to that fact. The Detroit-based funk/electronica producer brought a live band to the iconic venue this weekend, as just one part of a two-night stand that witnessed the venue being completely sold out. Headlining Red Rocks is a major accomplishment in any artist’s career, and that notion wasn’t lost on GRiZ at all.On Friday night, he debuted his live band (with Saturday featuring a proper GRiZ DJ set), which was made up of musicians such as Stu Brooks (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Dan Hacker aka Muzzy Bearr on guitar, drummer Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), singer Alecia Chakour, saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum (The Dap Kings), trombonist Smoota, and many more joining him on stage during the course of the night. GRiZ took to his Facebook page to express his feelings about the band and event:“LAST NIGHT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!!! Ok so I wanna properly intro the band. We got Stu on bass. He is our musical director. You might know him from dub trio or from touring w Matisyahu. He and I worked relentlessly on the setlist and bringing the griz songs to life. Dan you know very well on guitar aka muzzy bearr aka my best friend ever aka did you hear him play those fkn solos last night!!? Owen on guitar as well. He’s done gigs me before and absolutely crushes it. Nikki on drums. Living legend right there. Yuki on keys. Another legend. That chasing galaxies intro he played. Woah. Joe on percussion. Keeping things fully seasoned. Dale on vox. Ps gfy church moment intro holy shit. He’s from this killer band called soul scratch. Check em.out for real! Jelly on vox w the damn attitude! Kayla on vox too man. Those girls are the singers from a lot of griz tunes including good times roll, take it high, feeling fine, etc etc. They from Nola and as they would say are killing. Alicia as well on vox. So beautiful. A force to be reckoned with. Chris, Smoota, and Chemea on horns. From the daptones. Absolutely some of the best horns in the game. So yeah. That’s the lovely cast of souls I’m more than fortunate to have been able to work with these past few months to bring this idea to life I’m still.im shock that that finally happened. Can’t wait for tonight!!!!”Check out some fan footage from Casey Alexander:Check out the photo gallery below, featuring photos from both nights courtesy of Andrew Rios (Friday) and Ali Baker (Saturday).GRiZ @ Red Rocks | 9/1-9/2/2017 | Photos by Andrew Rios and Ali Baker Load remaining imageslast_img

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