The Random Concept New Album Release Party

Friday November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

The Random Concept was formed in Western Connecticut in 1965 and was a big part of the NYC music scene in the mid to late 1960's. It is there the band lived and rehearsed at the famed Hotel Albert in Greenwich Village. They occupied a suite there in the Albert as did other notable bands of the day like The Lovin’ Spoonful, Blues Magoos and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Three of the original members, Gary Higgins, Dave Beaujon and Terry Fenton remain in the band to this day. Simeon Coxe (Silver Apples) was also an original member, as well as Jake Bell on guitar and Ronnie Bailey on drums. The early original work of the band centered around improvisation. It is in this context that they experimented with Andy Warhol at the Factory during the late 1960’s. One example of how they preformed in this period was the jamming of rock music as the soundscape behind super model Donyale Luna as she read aloud from the newspaper! Dave, Gary, Jake and Terry were determined to take their music to another level and retreated back to their home base in Connecticut. They supported themselves by playing cover songs in various hip bars throughout New England while at the same time developing a very high level of skill in rock improvisation. This molded a very unique and original style of rock music. In addition to performing with the Random Concept, Gary Higgins (Red Hash) went on to do several other musical projects, as did both Dave Beaujon (with Denny Doherty of the Mamas and Papas, Sportswear) and Terry Fenton (Sportswear, John McGill Jazz Group). In 1980 Jake Bell left the group to pursue a solo career and was replaced by guitarist Dave VandeBogart (CCB), who has 2 solo albums to his long list of credits. Dave brings his tasteful mastery of the electric lead guitar and throws it in the mix. Although they have all been involved with other musical ventures over the years, the current members of the group have continued to collaborate and perform with each other. This culminated in recording sessions from which their most recent CD was crafted. There first CD delivered music composed in every decade from the 1960’s right up through to the present. Their new cd maintains some of that vibe but has several recently written compositions included. They are performed with the unique style that only the Random Concept can deliver!

OPENING for The Random Concept is Ryan Newman and the Amplifiers. Newman's electrifying guitar heroics, combined with the Rhythm section of Mark Hennessy drums and Dave Venetianer bass and including Dave Robbins on harmonica, will take the audience back in time to the “mind-blowing” sounds and music of Jimi Hendrix leaving audiences breathless and in utter awe.