Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step
Angelo Moore is the legendary frontman of ska-punk band Fishbone and known for his explosive on-stage presence, amazing vocal talents, and mad musical skills on the saxophone, horns and many other instruments. Though Angelo still performs with Fishbone, Angelo has his project, The Brand New Step, in collaboration with an all-star cast. Together they’re creating to push the musical style into a totally freaking awesome fusion of futuristic electro-psychedelic-funk-soul. The group is signed with forward thinking Philadelphia label Ropeadope Records.
The Brand New Step launched in 2012, with keyboard player and producer Jim Greer (a songwriter for Macy Gray and member of Rondo Brothers, Handsome Boy Modeling School and other bands) and guitarist and producer Kris Jensen (from the band Hey! Brontosaurus). Together, as the Brand New Step, they seek to push boundaries and cross genres such as soul, dance, funk and live electronic beats to fuse together a project that is influenced by the musical maturity of many of the best genres without sounding like anything that has come before it. The new sound combines Angelo’s dynamic vocals, horns, theremin, beatboxing, effects and seamless electronic and live beats for a nonstop feel-good party.
So far Brand New Step live bands have involved collaborations with all-stars from the worlds of both indie rock and indie hip hop: rappers Casual, Butterscotch, Boots Riley (The Coup), as well as musicians: Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween), Ashish “Hash” Vyas (Thievery Corporation), JJ Jungle and Hassan Hurd, both from the political rap group (The Coup), neo-soul diva Yunoka Berry, and numerous others.