George Lacson's latest EP is set for official release on May 18th, 2014. It best describes him as both a musician AND composer with influences from several genres to create a unique, yet familiar sound that is all his own. The title signifies all the talent that has joined George on his latest creation including core members of the George Lacson Project, Graham Central Station, The John Lee Hooker Jr. Band, organist Wil Blades, and other monsters from the San Francisco Bay Area. One notable track sets a darker, yet powerful tone, to the hit song “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk. Listen to George as he tells his story through the sounds of “Monsters”.
The George Lacson Project is a collective of international musicians from the Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain. Organized and led by bass player George Lacson, their sound melds traditional Jazz, Funk, R&B with the innovative and modern influences of today’s contemporary music. Throughout George's career, he has performed with world-renowned artists such as John Lee Hooker Jr. and shared the stage with household names like Lenny Kravitz and Z.Z. Top. He has also achieved recording credits on a Grammy nominated album. The George Lacson Project entices listeners’ ears with powerful, inspired music that’s built around a backbone of strong musicianship.
Originally from St. Louis, the talented bassist Lacson is a recognized master of his craft. The George Lacson Project’s music has been described as “funky”, with ever-changing innovative rhythms, well constructed songwriting/arrangements and world-class musicianship. Other members of the collective include Alcian Lindo whose sweet and sensitive vocals round out the band's powerful instrumentals. The group has gained a significant following in the San Francisco Bay Area, largely based on their captivating live performances.
"Funky describes the beat, tastefully contrapuntal, blending the hot/innovative rhythms of St. Louis Bassplayer George Lacson...The crowd, a true eclectic San Francisco mix, collectively moved to the ever changing rhythms...the tunes were well constructed, a sign of musicianship not always found in a funk band. The show was over too soon." - SF Bay Times