High Ceiling is: JOEL BLACK-Bass, Vocals / TRAIL BLACK-Guitar, Vocals / FRANK FOX-Drums / GABE OLSON-Percussion / BRAD SCHRANDT-Keyboards, Saxophone, Flute, Vocals
“Easy flowing reggae escapades that ascend into effervescent jams and rootsy rock anthems. Fundamentally joyful, High Ceiling lyrically takes time to delve into socio/political topics of relevance.” says Andrew Frey (Maximum Ink Music Magazine). All of this infused with improvisation, defines the band’s unique presence in the Northwest music and eclectic arts scenes.
Always uplifting… conscious… adventurous… this five piece layers heavy doses of deep bass, percussive reggae grooves, live dub, danceable flute, keys, sax rhythms with epic guitar, resulting in palpable energy climaxes.
Northwest music scene favorites since 2004, High Ceiling has logged nearly 500 shows with tours of the West Coast, performing at some of the finest venues and festivals. International buzz about the band began in 2009 with their second studio release, “Illusions”. “Illusions” received airplay on hundreds of college/community radio stations across the U.S. and reached #14 on the jambands.com radio charts.
High Ceiling won awards in two categories at the 2012 Olympia Music awards; High Ceiling’s song “Illusions” received the top award for song of the year and the group also won Reggae artist of the year for 2012.
“Easy” is the band’s most complete album to date and shows High Ceiling’s ability to dedicate their songwriting to the Reggae genre, while infusing it with many other styles. Unique songs filled with conscious and good-times lyrics, stellar performances, and diverse instrumentation are all in play on “Easy”. Rhythms and melodies are rooted in organ and guitar; individual songs include diverse musical flavors of ukulele, Weissenborn slide guitar, melodica, saxophone, flute, and group vocal harmonies. From the grooving “It’s Easy”, to the roots-reggae “Take a Sip” and ska-styled “Same Thing Twice”; on Easy, every track is upbeat and enjoyable!
Lively and organic music from Washington State in the Pacific Northwest; High Ceiling combines elements of Dub, Funk, and Rock to create Jammin’ Reggae and They Sound Like Bob Marley.
Photo Credits Eric Willacker Photography WillackerPhotography