Cosmic Brotherhood in Concert
Enjoy a free concert at MPL by Cosmic Brotherhood! This Montclair-based group blends sitar with improvisational rock, psychedelia, and experimental music. Registration is recommended. All ages welcome.
More about the performers:
The sound is an original mix of Rock and Pop -both Psychedelic and Progressive, with a healthy dose of Indian Classical music.
Adam Laboz- Sitar/Guitar
Starting on the guitar at age 9, Adam adapted to the sitar 20 years ago. His unique style of playing developed from combining his fondness of Western Rock and Pop music with traditional Indian Classical. Adam has appeared on stages of all sizes; from intimate Yoga Kirtans to the concert-sized stage at Madison Square Garden (being one of the few sitarists to perform on that stage).
He is responsible for organizing Cosmic Brotherhood, as well as composing many of their original tunes.
Clive Smith- Bass / Effects
Clive is also a singer/songwriter (ASCAP writer and publisher member), composer/performer, arranger/producer, synthesist/programmer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer. He received his M.A. in composition from New York University. As a studio musician he has worked with a variety of people including Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Malcolm McLaren, Hall and Oates (receiving a platinum album for his work on their Big Bam Boom record), and Freddie Jackson (receiving a platinum album for Just Like The First Time). At present he continues to write instrumental background and theme music for TV and film for his publisher, DSM Producers who has, to date, released more than a dozen CDs containing some of Clive’s music.
Steve Meltzer – Electronics/Percussion
Steve studied music at Goddard College in Vermont, and the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock,NY. His past stints include gigs with ECM recording artists the Everyman Band, folk legend Artie Traum, film composer Carter Burwell, and the band Monkeyworks. Steve is also a member of the New Hope Collective.
Ian Smit – Guitar/Effects
With many years of playing, recording and writing experience with many New York area bands, he’s traveled down countless avenues in many directions too numerous to mention here. Maybe that’s the charm that inspires his contributions to Cosmic Brotherhood. The guy admittedly can’t make up his mind as to what type of music to play. His playing and composing touch on Jazz, Rock, Folk, African, Middle Eastern, Ambient and Trip-Hop, with a smidgen of Industrial.