An Intimate Evening With Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat

Despite both being natives of Los Angeles, it’s been several years since Little Feat members Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett have officially performed in their home town. On Friday, November 21st 20[...]

TAUK and Papadosio Groove At Terminal West In Atlanta, 11/22

For the second night in a row, Terminal West sold out for Papadosio—with Saturday night's billing supported by TAUK and Asian Teacher Factory. Arriving early, I could tell it would be a packed ho[...]

Jamie Jones Plays Verboten, 11/21

Just one day after announcing that both Jamie Jones and Verboten would be curating stages at next summer's Mysteryland festival in upstate New York, the two techno heavyweights joined forces, coming t[...]

John Butler Warms Up The Cap With A Stellar Performance, 11/20

(Photos By Corey Regensburger) An unseasonable cold Thursday November 20, 2014 was pleasantly warmed up, as John Butler Trio took the stage at the legendry Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.  As a[...]

Funkin' Around In Florida: Musical Highlights From Bear Creek

Bear Creek is widely known as a truly unique and special festival community. There is a reason people tend to go back year after year, and we found this to be highly justified. First and foremost, it [...]



07/29/14Posted in features by Sara Furer


10 Things You Didn't Know About Jesus From Lettuce


Erick “Jesus” Coomes is a man of many talents. You may know him as the highly skilled bassist of acclaimed funk outfit Lettuce, or for his lovable goofball antics on and off stage. However, there is so much more to this West Coast cat to discover. L4LM brings you: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus.



1.) Jesus has written music for some of the biggest pop stars in the game, including Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff, Janet Jackson, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Mike Posner and Jennifer Lopez. He has also played bass and guitar on many well-known tracks -- most notably Kanye West's "All Falls Down" and Eminem's "Crack a Bottle."

 

2.) While he grew up in a very religious household, his nickname came at a later point from DJ Quik. After years of working together, Quik began calling him Jesus because he wouldn’t partake in any of their debauchery, and also because of his extremely long hair and beard. B Real from Cypress Hill says he walks on water on the track with the bass. The name has since stuck, and is even perpetuated by his friend Dr. Dre.

DJ Quik & Jesus in the early days, off Quik's DVD 'Visualism'

 

3.) They’re grrrrreat! Jesus was a child actor and appeared in a Frosted Flakes commercial in the 80s. He was also in the movie Point Break.


4.) Jesus would show up to Snoop Dogg sessions straight from yoga class in a turban, which never failed to trip everyone out.

 

5.) When Jesus began to play bass at age 15, he was so prolific that world-renowned bass virtuoso John Patitucci took him on as a private student.

 

6.) He was vegan for ten years and has studied kundalini yoga and meditation. He still has a very spiritual daily practice that includes prayer and meditation.

 

7.) It’s a family affair! His father Tommy Coomes ironically founded Love Song, one of the first Christian Rock Music bands to start a movement referred to as back in the 1970's as Jesus music. His brother Tycoon is a DJ/producer/drummer who has multiple platinum hits and works with the some of the most successful people in the industry (i.e. Ron Fair, Diane Warren & Dr Dre).

 

8.) Don’t let that goofy stoner demeanor fool you -- Jesus was able to complete high school in just 3 years and was the only member of Lettuce to graduate Berklee College of Music with a degree! 

 

9.) Prior to Lettuce, Jesus was a founding member of The Fyre Dept., which featured such legendary guests as Slick Rick and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. He later reunited with Wu-Tang members on stage for one of the highlights of his career, the Bonnaroo hip-hop superjam in 2013, where he played alongside RZA, Redman, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Chad Hugo, Solange and more.

 

10.) Much like the story of Jesus Christ feeding 5,000 of his disciples with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish, one time, he went into a classic Jewish deli with The Game and Hi Tek and ordered a cheese sandwich that unknowingly came with 60 slices of cheese on only two slices of bread. He went and bought extra loaves of bread and made tons of sandwiches to feed the whole crew. They all laughed about the incident for 3 days. 

 

 -Sara Furer (@FURER_)

***Catch Jesus this Fall on L4LM Presents: Lettuce 2014 Fall Tour!


Related


Comments



Rapper Stitches Offers Cocaine to Audience; Wife Chases Him Off Stage

Well, rest assured we won't be visiting Lake Worth, FL anytime soon, especially after watching the video below. Rapper Stitches (the guy with faceful of tattooed stitches), got all sorts of grimey at [...]

Listen: Howard Stern Sends Correspondent To Phish Lot

Howard Stern sent one of his correspondents, Wolfie, out to a Phish parking lot prior to one of their summer shows. Wolfie interviewed a number of fans, just outside of The Mann in Philadelphia, and t [...]

Phish Fans Have An Average SAT Score of 1149 (On The Old SATs)

As it turns out, despite Howard Stern's lampooning, Phish fans are actually smarter than the average fan. A study performed by the site Music That Makes You Dumb has resulted in a comprehensive corre [...]

Unofficial Grateful Dead Biographer Shares Lengthy Status About 'The Dead' Reunion Rumors

With the recent announcement that Furthur is no longer, Grateful Dead fans have been dying to know if the band's surviving members have any plans to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015. Today, un [...]

Phish Wows At The Forum, 10/24

Phish returned to Los Angeles for their only area performance on Friday October 24th, playing a stellar show at the renovated Forum, their first visit to the storied venue since 2003. Compared to last [...]

I Never Knew 'Bathtub Gin' Belonged In Dark Side Of The Moon, Until I Saw Pink Talking Fish

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Pink Talking Fish bassist Eric Gould. Even then, Gould was getting excited just talking about his band's upcoming performance of Dark Side Of [...]

Phish Haunts Vegas On Halloween, Composing New Music Alongside 'Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House'

Phish are the masters of unpredictability. The band had a long-held tradition of performing a "musical costume" on Halloween, covering another band's album in its entirety. Last year, despite many, m [...]

STS9's Successful 'ReEmergence' in NYC with New Bassist Alana Rocklin

STS9 at Best Buy Theater - New York City 10/17/2014 With the departure of founding member and bassist Dave Murphy in January of this year, leaving many fans in disbelief and wondering about the band' [...]

Lettuce Members Share Real Time Experiences From The Road

We're about to embark on the road with our favorite funk powerhouse, Lettuce, hitting cities all over the US - from Austin to Nashville to NYC and many in between! Throughout the tour, the boys will b [...]

The Motet's Dave Watts on Red Rocks, Halloween and Art Outside

The 10th Annual Art Outside Festival kicks off in Texas on Friday with a stacked lineup that includes Emancipator, Conspirator, the Motet and the Polish Ambassador. We caught up with Motet drummer Dav [...]

Hometown Heroes - The Best NOLA Bands At This Year's Voodoo Experience

Besides beignets, po boys and chicory coffee, there’s a lot of culture to be absorbed in The Big Easy, and live music is part of it. Give your ears a true taste of Crescent City at The Voodoo Music [...]

Looking Back At The Who, Part One: The Band's Beginning

As far as top tier classic rock bands go, the diversity of The Who's catalog often seems to be forgotten. While tracks like “Baba O’Riley” and “My Generation” get played on the radio, modern [...]


Help out Live For Live Music as a writer, photographer, or as a member of our street team for the chance to win awesome perks!