ILAD Friday August 14th 10 PM $6 Capital Ale House Music Hall 623 East Main St. Richmond, VA 23219 804-780-ALES For more info on ILAD Check out ILAD’s PR PAGE http://www.iladmusic.com ILAD is a quartet from Richmond, VA formed in the winter of 2004 that quickly became notorious for its adventurous tendencies and indefinable sound […]
ILAD is a quartet from Richmond, VA formed in the winter of 2004 that quickly became notorious for its adventurous tendencies and indefinable sound amongst local fans. The idea for forming the band originally began as a vision shared between guitarist, Clifton McDaniel and keyboardist and electronicist Gabe Churray, who both studied classical composition together in college. Upon graduating, McDaniel and Churray started writing and rehearsing music as a duo for a band that they prophesied would exist. McDaniel’s longtime friend and collaborator, Scott Clark, who at the time was working as a freelance drummer in Richmond, eventually joined the band. Clark in turn recommended his preferred bassist, Cameron Ralston, who was playing bass for local salsa legends, Bio Ritmo and would eventually fill the bass chair for the burgeoning creative ensemble, Fight The Big Bull. Clark and Ralston had been playing in various free-jazz and improvisational ensembles for a couple of years and had quickly become one of the most sought-after rhythm sections in and around Richmond. It was this fateful union between improvisational spirit and compositional mind that birthed ILAD, a band whose material reads like a series of minimalist poems adorned by flourishes of sound and blooming tones, and as such, leaves the listener wanting.
ILAD has shared the stage with The Sea and Cake, Thao Nguygen and the Get Down Stay Down, These United States, Lymbyc System, Death Vessel, Tim Williams, Josh Small, Fight the Big Bull, The Great White Jenkins among many others. ILAD will be touring in support of its upcoming release Here//Thereand its little brother, “We Still Gawn Move”, an EP recorded during the same session, throughout 2009.
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Also check out RVA TV’s latest episode, an interview and performance by the band.