Birth of the Spoken Groove-The Singles
The Peter Nevland Band has exploded from obscurity to become the most energy dripping, rock n' roll, spoken groove band ever imagined. 'It's a wild trippin' psycho funkedelic roller coaster ride that taps into the unexplored depths of the unknown.' raves HM Magazine. "...an explosion of words," reads the Dallas Morning News, "...lifting his arms one minute and kicking his legs the next." "this band must be seen to truly be understood and appreciated." says Jim King of The Examiner, in Beaumont, TX. SPOKEN GROOVE IT'S A ROCK N' ROLL REVOLUTION! "What Peter does with words is illegal in 7 states and under investigation in 17 more," says national best-selling author, Roy Williams. "Paul,... is a virtuoso on the guitar," raves Hope Arts Festival Coordinator, David Taylor. "The man does not hide behind his guitar, he rides it." Amazingly, Peter completed a Master's in Engineering from the University of Texas and spurned his lucrative position as an engineer at Motorola to pursue a performance career full-time. CD Releases "Peter Nevland" 2001 Peter's solo, spoken word CD "Late Bloomer" 2002 The Peter Nevland Band "Just My Mouth" 2003 Peter's 2nd spoken word CD "Acoustic Spoken Groove" 2003 Peter & Paul's Acoustic CD "Birth of the Spoken Groove" 2003 The Peter Nevland Band "The Singles" 2004 The Peter Nevland Band EP THE PETER NEVLAND BAND STORY Spoken Groove. That's the answer to people everywhere thirsty for a rock n' roll revolution. The Peter Nevland Band has taken the burgeoning art form of slam poetry and made it accessible to the rock n' roll masses in a way that would make Gil Scott Heron giddy with delight. "It's a psycho funkedelic roller coaster ride that taps into the depths of the unknown," says HM magazine. "An explosion of words," is the quotation of choice for the Dallas Morning News. Peter's words by themselves will take you to never before discovered countries bursting with tongue in cheek humor, cultural insight, and the delight of a child. When combined with the prodigious musical and songwriting talents of guitarist Paul Finley, keyboardist, David Nevland, bassist, Jason Peavey, and drummer, Eric Allen, one ends up with a live show where absolutely anything is possible. If you still don't have a picture in your head for this new genre of music called Spoken Groove, you'll just have to experience it yourself. Since packing out their first show at Café Mundi in July, 2001, the Peter Nevland Band has played all over the Austin music scene at Momo's, Flamingo Cantina, the Red Eyed Fly, the Vibe, and everywhere in between. They've been featured at arts festivals around the state and toured all over the Midwest and East Coast in the summers of 2003 & 2004. They've produced two full-length albums, "Late Bloomer" in 2002, and "Birth of the Spoken Groove" in 2003, one demo, "The Singles" in 2004, and sold over 3000 units, besides spinning off the acoustic duo of Peter & Paul who've been touring all over the U.S. and Canada and releasing 5 full-length albums of their own since the Fall of 2002. Of course the most interesting aspect to the Peter Nevland Band isn't so much where they've played, but how they discovered a completely new musical genre. Music and writing was the last thing on Peter's mind when he came to the University of Texas in 1993 to study Mechanical Engineering. When he did start writing, what came out ended up being somewhere between a song and spoken word, not tied to a particular beat, but improvising around the rhythms that are generated by his exploding imagery and creative word choice. In fact his writing was so inventive, bands started asking him if they could play music for him while he unleashed his "Dr. Seuss took a walk through the ghetto and decided to become the white, jive king" style. Pretty soon, he had a band of his own, had left his lucrative career as an engineer at Motorola, and launched off into wild musical adventures across an incredible spectrum of audiences. From rock hungry students to fine art lovers, inner city kids to white collar businessman, no one can get enough of the wonderful world of Spoken Groove. WHERE THEY'VE PERFORMED Shepton Mallet, England - Soul Survivor Festival, 2005 New York, NY '' New York Stock Exchange, Times Square, MTV Studios, The Bitter End, Nuyorican Poetry Slam, Café P.A. Freedom Arts Festival, Port Arthur, TX ''2002, 2003 (FeaturedArtists) Hope Arts Festival, Austin, TX '' July, 2001 (Featured Artists) Ichthus Music Festival 2003 '' Wilmore, KY Austin, TX '' Flamingo Cantina, Momo's, Steamboat, Spider House, Flipnotics, the Vibe, Cheapo Records, Ruta Maya's, Ego's, Café Mundi, 5X Austin Poetry Slam Champion Beaumont, TX '' Logon Café Dallas, TX '' Deep Ellum Live, Club Clearview, Galaxy Club, SMU, Insomnia, Youth Specialties Fayetteville, AR '' The University of Arkansas, Kennedy Coffee San Diego, CA '' The Emergent Convention Los Angeles, CA '' Verge, The Bridge San Francisco, CA '' Merge, Highway Community Atwater, CA '' Seraphim Café Durango, CO - Steamworks Brewing Co. Colorado Springs, CO '' 32 Bleu Hamden, CT '' The Space Washington, D.C. '' Teaism (D.C. slam feature) Jacksonville, FL '' Boomtown Theatre West Palm Beach, FL '' PBA University, Club Dada, Alligator Alley Milledgeville, GA '' Georgia College & State University Hinesville, GA '' Over Coffee Savannah, GA '' Savannah College of Art & Design, 180 Evansville, IN '' Club Rev Georgetown, KY '' Georgetown College Morehead, KY '' Rowan County High School Owensboro, KY '' Beyond the Brim, Common Ground Baltimore, MD '' XandO (Baltimore slam feature) Albion, MI '' Albion College Ann Arbor, MI '' The University of Michigan Petoskey, MI '' The Bridge Grand Rapids, MI '' Calvin College, Schuller's Books, 4 Friends Coffee, Billy's Bar Minneapolis, MN '' The Quest, Solomon's Porch Springfield, MO '' Drury University Joplin, MO '' Dioko Coffee Co. Chapel Hill, NC '' The Cave Albuquerque, NM '' Atomic Cantina Santa Fe, NM '' Bar B Columbus, OH '' Oldfield's on High, Vineyard Cafe Oklahoma City, OK '' The Backroom, Galileo's Stratford, ON '' Club Tango, Falstaff's, Bistro 32 Corvallis, OR '' Oregon State University Pittsburgh, PA '' Club Café, Quiet Storm, Shadow Lounge, The Copper Dog Nashville, TN '' Lipscomb University, The Emergent Convention Kingston, TN '' Common Ground Price, UT '' College of Eastern Utah Where You've Heard Them on the Radio Tuscaloosa, AL '' WVUA 90.7FM Durango, CO '' KDUR 91.9FM Rolla, MO '' KUMR (an NPR affiliate) morning show, KMNR college radio Springfield, MO '' KDRU 98.1FM Oklahoma City, OK '' KTOK with Sonya Vaughan and Scott Lewis Cleveland, OH '' WCSB 89.3 FM, The True Unda-Ground Show Stratford, ON '' CJCS 1240 Austin, TX '' KLBJ Local Licks Live with Loris Lowe, Power FM 106.7 Price, UT '' KCEU 91.1FM WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING "...an explosion of words." - The Dallas Morning News "It's a wild trippin' psycho funkedelic roller coaster ride that taps into the unexplored depths of the unknown." - HM Magazine "Not that you aren't a supreme entity yourself, but the band ROCKS unbelievably!" - Holly Holleran '' Charlottesville, VA "...hearing Peter perform is like ... taking a running leap off the rim of the Grand Canyon with your hands tied behind your back so that the only way to pull the parachute's ripcord is with your toes." - Roy Williams, Best selling author, President, Williams Marketing, Buda, TX "Wow, it's really cool! I hope you're not offended by this, but it's like Scooby Doo, funk, jazz...stuff." - The doorman '' Next Door, Dallas, TX "I'm always amazed by your work, Peter. You're doing things that no one else on the slam scene is doing." - Matthew John Conley, 2002 Austin Poetry Slam Champion "...it was the most original thing I had ever seen and powerful enough to leave me standing in the darkness crying." - Sean McNally '' Fredericksburg, VA "...with all the glory of a skinny-limbed red-head, Peter bumps and grinds and hops his way through his spiritual journey like an ecstatic hip-hop dancer." - David Taylor '' Coordinator, Hope Arts Festival, Austin, TX.