Bang! Bam! Boom!
- (Colin Stack & the Leftovers)
- Format: CD
The Leftovers are an orchestral/pop fifteen-piece chamber ensemble from Boston, MA that is comprised of strings, brass, woodwinds, saxophones, and pitched percussion. The group is lead and directed by composer/songwriter/singer Colin Stack, who assembled the group in the fall of 2003 with his fellow classmates from the New England Conservatory. Colin creates a kaleidoscope of different soundscapes in his orchestrations for The Leftovers. He places the orchestra in the forefront along with the voice, providing a caffeinated tapestry of sound and activity. While drafting his original ideas on manuscript paper, he decided that he wanted to embark on a project that would blend his love of early film music (Bernard Herrmann, Carl Stalling, Franz Waxman, and Alex North) with that of cutting edge singer/songwriter/performers such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, and Randy Newman. The ending result is BANG! BAM! BOOM! - a fourteen song collection that is a hybrid of contemporary classical and 1920s vaudeville with a modern twist. Guaranteed to provide the music lover with something different; Colin Stack and The Leftovers promise to deliver a listening experience that cannot be compared to anything else out there today!