The Brandino Extravaganza is the new title for the years-in-the-making brainchild of the extremely active and borderline omnipresent local musician Brandon “Brandino” Proch, formerly known as “El Brandino”. Brandino decided that it was time for a small re-inventing, a fresh name. The hope, however, is that the music stays the same, save for being more, well, extravagant!
The style of Brandino’s music has been difficult to pigeonhole since day one. “A Musical Mixologist” and “half stand up comedy, half music theory lesson” are a few of the more amusing attempts at describing the sounds and experiences created at one of his shows. In the words of Eric Mitts at Revue Magazine (long before the new title was even thought of): it’s “a sometimes-silly, all-out-amazing multi-instrument extravaganza.”
At a typical show, Brandino attempts to wrangle the stage all by his lonesome, with a loop-station, guitar, cajon drum, beat-boxing skills, and saxophone to keep him company. This time, however, for the inaugural “Extravaganza” experience, he is teaming with a band of local heroes in the music community to give a full-on, rocked out, high-energy, awfully goofy, sporadic genre-hopping party, employing a full band for a full set for the first time ever!
Bandmates and guest appearances throughout the night include members of Melophobix, Mustard Plug, Funkle Jesse, The United Everywhere, Talk Radio, Earth Radio, Newspeakers, and more!
Be sure not to miss this banger of an evening, including local Ann Arbor funk-jam heroes Ma Baker to kick off the night!