The latest collaborative outfit to emerge from today’s potent funk-rock scene is that of Pocket Protection, a fresh quartet loaded with experience talent and a brand new single to match.
Comprised of bassist George Gekas (The Revivalists), drummer Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights Live Band, Ghost-Note), keyboardist Andriu Yanovski (Boogie T.rio, Chawa), and guitarist Paul Provosty (Deltaphonic, Limbo), Pocket Protection was conceived within the walls of New Orleans’ Maple Leaf Bar during a late-night jam session earlier this year which has since evolved into the jam scene’s freshest new project.
Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the video for Pocket Protection’s debut single, “Alvin’s Camaro”, a pulsating instrumental which does its best to showcase the unique strengths which each member brings to the table.
The single, which was recorded at over the summer New Orleans’ Neutral Sound Studios, opens up to Ford counting the band in as Provosty immediately gets everyone up to speed with the fat tone of his Fender Stratocaster. Provosty’s lead riff may be the base on which the piece is focused, but the quartet doesn’t stay too close to home as the music winds and weaves its way in different directions when the guitarist takes the first solo about halfway through. Yanovski’s organs glisten through starting around the 3:20 minute mark, allowing the music to dip into more spacey territory as the band smooths out to a comfortable cruising altitude before the piece reaches its climax towards the end with Provosty’s original riff.
Watch the brand new studio video for “Alvin’s Camaro” below.
Pocket Protection – “Alvin’s Camaro”
[Video: George Gekas]
Pocket Protection will return to New Orleans to play their first-ever official show this Friday, November 1st at The Howlin’ Wolf as part of John “Papa” Gros‘ “Papa Plays The Nite Tripper” Dr. John all-star tribute show. Pocket Protection will get the festivities started with a set of all original music. All of that Crescent City musical goodness will go down late-night following Widespread Panic‘s second of three shows at the nearby UNO Lakefront Arena.
Tickets for Pocket Protection’s first official live performance as part of “Papa Plays The Nite Tripper” are available here.