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Blues-Rock Quintet Terraplane Sun News & Upcoming Show Dates

Los Angeles, CA – Terraplane Sun is a band on the rise a band you don’t want to miss. The blues-rock quintet “Funnel of Love” video has just premiered on MTV Buzzworthy. ‘Get Me Golden’ will be featured in the upcoming Columbia Pictures film 21 Jump Street and is also recently being featured in the national Citibank campaign. Terraplane Sun has been making head way news with performances on Good Day LA, San Diego Morning Show, NBC’s show 1st Look LA, Hosting Star 98.7’s “Close To Home” Show and playing the MTV Showcase in Santa Monica. They have held their second residency at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and have had several live dates in Amsterdam. Terraplane Sun has been embarking on their west coast tour with shows at the Echo, Bootleg Theater, Hotel Cafe, Malibu Inn, Belly Up, Viper Room, Cafe Du Nord and more to come.

The Venice, California-based blues rock outfit, which features Ben Rothbard on vocals and guitar, Johnny Zambetti on lead guitar and mandolin, Cecil Campanaro on bass, Lyle Riddle on drums and Gabe Feenberg on lap steel, piano, accordion and trombone, will perform several songs from their ambitious second album, “Coyote.” Recorded live in three days at their Venice rehearsal space.

While most L.A. bands inhabit the eastside, rehearsing and recording in Echo Park, Hollywood and Silver Lake, Terraplane Sun is very proud of their Westside roots. “The ocean doesn’t have to be associated with Jack Johnson,” says Ben. “It’s not all sunshine and potato chips. It has somewhat of an edge to it.” Johnny adds, “Venice is full of families and kids but then you make a left on Rose Avenue and it’s full-blown gangsters.” “And we’re more on the gangster side,” laughs Cecil.

Terraplane Sun splits their rehearsal time between Venice and Malibu, where they’ve honed in a sound that conveys a swampy southern delta feel as much as it does the “California Sound” of the 1960’s. All of the band members have a distinct musical background. Ben grew up on Motown and later began an overall obsession with Delta Blues and Blues artists in general (Robert Johnson, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Ali Farka Toure).

Johnny is “Pet Sounds” The Beatles and CSN, while both Lyle and Cecil have strong roots in punk and Motown. Gabe is the well-educated prodigy player of the band. This broad-based approach allows them to draw on a multitude of techniques that give the band their unique sound.

In addition to playing live gigs and sharing the stage with artists including The White Buffalo, Alabama Shakes, Fitz and the Tantrums, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Foster the People, the band are working on a new EP in advance of their third full-length album. Terraplane Sun will be recording their new EP with Producer Dave Trumfio (Wilco, My Morning Jacket) the album will be released early this spring 2012.

‘Get Me Golden’ will be featured in the upcoming Columbia Pictures film 21 Jump Street and is also recently being featured in the national Citibank campaign.

Terraplane Sun has also been featured on several major television shows. “Is There A Way” was featured on the Showtime series “Nurse Jackie,” “Selfish Ways” was on FX’s show “Damages” and “Bloodshot Eyes” and “Hey Rat” were featured on FX’s show “The League.” Most recently, their song “Trouble” was picked up as the theme song for the new A&E show “Relapse.”

Terraplane Sun will also be performing at SXSW this year with showcases at Star 98.7 and the Roxwell Management showcase. Stay tune we have more exciting news to come you just don’t wanna miss!

For more information or to hear music:


2/9 MTV Buzzworthy ‘Funnel of Love’ video premiere,
2/11 Red Devil Lounge (San Francisco) Supporting Nikka Costa
2/12 Red Devil Lounge (San Francisco) Supporting Nikka Costa
2/22 Viper Room (LA) Supporting Imagine Dragons
2/28 Bootleg Theater (LA) HEADLINING: Direct Support, Jamestown Revival and COYOL
3/16 SXSW Showcases: Star 98.7 and Roxwell Management’s ‘Cake Fight’
3/21 The Grammy Museum (Downtown LA) “Homegrown Concert Series”
4/27 Apple Store Performance at The Third Street Promenade (Santa Monica)

Source- NoiseNY Public Relations


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