King Baby is an exciting new band out of Atlanta, GA. Four long time friends, each some of the most sought after players in the Southeast, form a new project to bring you deep grooves, infectious hooks, and explosive improvisation. Their sound is a healthy mix of rock, blues, funk, jazz, and soul.
King Baby is: Rick Lollar (guitar/vocals), Matt Slocum (keys), Kevin Scott (bass), and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). Each are veterans of the jam/funk scene, who have played with some of the best in the business, including Susan Tedeschi, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Donna the Buffalo, Col. Bruce Hampton, and The Lee Boys to name a few.
Powerhouse blues / rock / jazz / funk guitarist Oz Noy joins forces with the talented Rai Thistlethwayte from Australia, the lead singer, keyboardist, and primary songwriter in the Australian pop rock band Thirsty Merc to form Ozone Squeeze.
Oz has been at the forefront of edgy-yet-rootsy guitar playing since he arrived in New York from Israel in the 1990’s. He has released four albums on the Abstract Logix label, and won Guitar Player magazine’s reader polls for “Best guitar riff on a record” (2007), “Best new talent” (2008), and “Best out there guitar player” (2013).
Rai Thistlethwayte started Thirsty Merc, a rock band which would release three successful albums (one platinum, one double-platinum in Australia). He has also performed in a number of jazz combos with the likes of Christian McBride and James Muller.
Darren Stanley has been in the music business performing, teaching and recording for the last 25 years. In recent years, he has worked with Col. Bruce Hampton, Delta Moon, and Donna the Buffalo.
Ozone Squeeze members are each trendsetters and masters of groove. This collaboration is shaping up to be quite special.
Ozone Squeeze is: Oz Noy (guitar), Rai Thistlethwayte (keys and vocals), and Darren Stanley (drums).