By RICHARD KLEINSTEIN | The Associated PressThe Associated PressTAMPA, Fla.
— It was a Friday night in April of 1994, and the music was getting louder.
A few blocks away, a friend of one of the band members had started a bar in the area.
They’d had the blues guitar player and drummer move out, and they’d started a jazz club.
That’s how we found ourselves playing music together at a nightclub in the heart of Tampa.
“We played so loud we could hear the audience,” guitarist Brian McLean recalls.
“It was just amazing.
They didn’t even realize we were playing music.
It was just a blast.”
The music was good, but it wasn’t the same music we played the next day.
The band was busy.
They played a few gigs that night, but by the next morning the musicians were all gone.
It didn’t take long for them to find another spot to play music, and after some time the trio returned.
“I had no idea how I got here, but the next night we played a show,” McLean says.
It wasn’t long before the music started coming back.
The new band members were not the same.
“That night we were on a boat out to Florida, and we were in this weird mood, like a lost soul,” Mclean says.
“And then, out of nowhere, we had this show, and it was like, ‘Wow, this is different.’
We were so excited, we were like, We can’t wait to play that show again.”
The next night, they played a gig at the Hollywood Palladium.
That was the venue that would become the epicenter of the music industry, a place where the artists, record labels and record labels’ executives would gather to discuss music, or even just talk about music.
“I never thought I’d play in a theater, and I never thought this would happen,” McLeans remembers.
“Then, one night, I was sitting in the bar with this guy and this girl, and he was telling them about how he’d gotten a job with a record label, and then he went and talked to the producer who was going to sign them, and that was when I just had a gut feeling.
I had no intention of going to the movies.
I didn’t have a job.”
It took them about a week to find a job, and by that time, McLean and McLean’s friend were in their 30s.
By that point, the music business was growing, and there was an appetite for the artists.
They began touring, recording and touring in the States, and in the fall of 1994 they started making records.
It would take another year, but that year they hit their stride, making their first two albums, The Last Song and The Last Word.
They recorded some music for the label, which eventually signed them to Warner Bros. They also released their first album, The Next Time You See Me, and released another two albums in 1998, Songs From The Black Rainbow and Songs From the New World.
The Next Time We See You is a classic album, with a catchy groove, an acoustic guitar and a strong message.
The Next Thing is a different take on the same concept.
“In the ’90s, people used to think it was just one thing, and if you weren’t a jazz band, you were an indie rock band,” Mc Leans says.
But that’s not the case anymore.
“When you hear this album, you can hear it in every part of the album,” he says.
They’re all different.
McLean’s playing a different rhythm, Mclean’s playing an acoustic, while McLean is more melodic.
And McLean, who’s the most versatile guitarist on the band, has a very unique voice.
“We play very different styles, and a lot of times, we play the same songs.
But I don’t care what we’re playing, I’m not just going to go into my favorite song and just do that,” Mcleans says, “I’m going to have a different way of singing.”
For McLean it’s all about being comfortable and knowing what your role is.
“For me, playing a saxophone or a guitar, it’s about being able to play and have fun,” he explains.
“The last time I saw a saxophones or a acoustic guitar, I just thought, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m playing something that I can do this.’
And then I had this experience, and you just can’t get it out of your head.
It just feels right.”