WILLIAMSPORT -- “When you play with so many people like we do and everyone knows how the other members in the band perform, it’s like you’re running with a pack of animals. It becomes so meshed together and you’re all going in the same, fast direction. It’s an amazing experience.”
With the sound of a fire truck wailing in the background, Angelo Peters, one of a multitude of players in The Big Mean Sound Machine, shouts into the phone once more, “It’s amazing.”
The 25-year-old multi-talented and multi-tasking musician, who works his magic on the bass, synthesizers, organ, percussion and guitar, is standing outside during a break from work as he enthusiastically describes the band and their show tomorrow night at the Bullfrog Brewery.
“Our shows are unlike anything you have seen before. Nothing compares to our shows, our style and the type of music we play,” he said. “Since our music is so different, you could take 10 people from the audience and each one of them will have a different interpretation on what they hear or experienced.”
Noting that the band’s style of music is hard to describe since it must be felt and experienced, Peters said world music with a strong African influence along with a jam and dance vibe should give a hint at what to experience.
Although unique, one-of-a-kind, fresh and different are overused terms many bands use to describe their music and style, few live up to the claims.
Those terms and many more would not do justice for The Big Mean Sound Machine or its members that can range from eight to 13 players turning out wild dance music that has a strong afro-beat with an assortment of other musical styles thrown into the jamming mix.