Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last night's show....

 It has come and gone...

 The 11th Annual Deland Original Music Festival was a tremendous successes as the streets and various venues of historic Deland,Florida played host to some of the South East's finest bands.
 The Abbey Wine Bar was,for a brief 40 mins, a buzz with the eclectic sounds of the Chapman Stick as both Jer and Juan tapped into heavy "improgisation" while Reed finished off the mighty mix with his signature power-house,jaw dropping command of the trap kit.
 There is video footage and stills coming soon so please come back and visit!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Merci to you!!!!

Thank you to all of you who voted in the SSA 2011 Music Awards. Both Jeremy Birdsall and Juan R Leõn are finalists for Musician Of The Year while Reed Hayes is a finalist for Songwriter of the Year.
Way to go guys!!!
AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED @ 8PM at the DeLand Original Music Festival Main Stage on Sat Nov 5th!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

BLaH at The Abbey Wine Bar

BLaH will be appearing at The Abbey Wine Bar in Deland for the 11th Annual Deland Original Music Festival.
Jeremy Birdsall,Juan R Leõn,and Reed Hayes will be bringing their unique blend of instrumental progressive rock infused with experimental and ambient textures. The trio comes together once again to explore the outer limits of live improvisational music. Unique music on unique instruments (Chapman Stick,electric drums,samples) in a unique venue.
BLaH..No Set lists,No limits.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Deland Music Fest update...

We have a venue and time!

BLaH will be performing at the Abbey Wine Bar at 10:15 PM..we hope to see you there!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

BLaH is Twittering....

Yep...we are on Twitter now! So follow the link below and start following us or click the Twitter icon on the left side of this page.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Even more video from the OSC

Reed has finished up editing some video footage from our show this past August at the Darden Theatre.I added some additional credits and graphics...we are good to go!
The footage is from the 1st 1/2 of the show's improv jam.
Reed's wonderful wife Susan and incredible supporter of BLaH was on hand to do some videography.
Our sound guy and lighting sage Herb Palmer delivered on all cylinders as usual.
And Orlando Science Center's Angela Van Gelder was the most gracious host and her team did a fantastic job promoting the event.
More footage to come!

Monday, August 22, 2011

BLaH at the 11th Annual Deland Original Music Festival

As Deland gets ready to once again host the South East's biggest original music festival in the South East,music lovers all along the Eastern Seaboard are getting excited.And BLah is getting geared up as well!
Held at a variety of venues and stages throughout downtown Deland,FL,the festival has been at it since November of 2000 and shows no signs of slowing down.
BLah will be performing at a venue to be announced at a later date. Keep your eyes on this page!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Videos and such...

Here's some video from our appearance at the Orlando Science Center's Darden Theatre during our "The Chapman Stick:Guitar or...What?" presentation.
The 1st 2 videos are single angle but the event was shot with 3 cameras. Reed is working on putting together a short film edited with footage from our rehearsals and other surprises. For now,enjoy these short edits.

The 3rd video is a 3 angle shot mixed in with some video effect fun by Reed.

Monday, August 8, 2011

BLaH at the Orlando Science Center:A hit!!!!

What a great turn out we had this past Saturday at the Orlando Science Center's Darden Theatre for our "The Chapman Stick®:Guitar or...What?" clinic/performance.
We started the show with a preview of film maker Dan Chapman's documentary entitled "Emmett". A labor of love,the filme chronicles the evolution of a musical phenomenon,it's players,the music,the technique,and of course it's inventor Emmett Chapman.
We will be posting plenty of pics and video.In the meantime,fellow Stickist Randy Pytel shot some footage on his cell phone for us.The audio is a bit distorted,he warns,but we are extremely grateful for the documentation!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


OK..Reed Hayes has got to be one of the most amazing drummers any of us have heard or had the pleasure of playing with.
But that's not all..
He's also a bit of a techie nerd...
Here's a video he put together this past year or so...all kinds of crazy randomness and off the wall mayhem.All Reed...all the time.
Makes us kinda scared as to what he is gonna do with all that BLaH footage he just shot this past Sunday.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

BLaH at the Orlando Science Center

 BLaH will be performing an impromptu set at the Orlando Science Center's Darden Theatre on Saturday,August 6th.
 Jeremy and Juan will be hosting "The Stick®:Guitar or...what?" during the National Guitar Museum's exhibit, "Guitar:The Instrument That Rocked The World" in residency at the Orlando Science Center.
 Come join Jeremy and Juan as they present an entertaining and informative session on the Chapman Stick®.Listen to exciting music performed by Jeremy, Juan and guest drummer Reed Hayes. Preview the trailer for the upcoming documentary "Emmett" by Dan Chapman. Participate as we invite attendees to play a Stick for themselves! There will be give aways,a meet and greet,and plenty of fun.
 Make sure you reserve your seats and get your tickets now for this exciting and unique event.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

BLaH in the studio?

We've been kicking the idea around a bit...
Jeremy and myself have been wanting to do a Stick heavy recording for awhile now..and Reed is completely on board. So we are planning a discussion to see what exactly we wanna do.
Whatever it is you can bet it's gonna be exciting.
Stay tuned....


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hi rez files of Improv I

Here's a hi bit version of Improv I from our Shut Up & Play 2011 set.

Jeremy Birdsall

Juan R Leõn
Octave bass

Reed Hayes

Tech info:

Recorded on a Tascam DR-03
Date:June 25,2011
Size:21.9 MB
Bit Rate:192 kbps
Sample rate:44.100 khz
MPEG-1,layer 3
ID3 Tag:v2.2
Encoder:Garageband 5.1

If you want a direct download...go here

We hope you enjoy it!.


Added some background graphics..hope ya like 'em!
The girl in the image is a friend of mine from California.Her name is Claudia and she was gracious enough to let me use an image of her for our blog and Facebook page.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 we go...

OK's our brand new blog!
Gonna be postinbg some they become available.
Please leave a comment and come back often.