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Guella

Four San Francisco-based musicians, all pulling in slightly different directions, find dynamic equilibrium in Guella. Guella's music, while technically sophisticated, remains incredibly catchy and instantly likeable. Guella successfully combines skillful songwriting, polished arrangements, intelligent lyrics, and literate musicianship with the adventurous narrative of improvisation, simultaneously giving listeners a groove that they will be dancing to as soon as they first hear it and a song t...



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Four San Francisco-based musicians, all pulling in slightly different directions, find dynamic equilibrium in Guella. Guella's music, while technically sophisticated, remains incredibly catchy and instantly likeable. Guella successfully combines skillful songwriting, polished arrangements, intelligent lyrics, and literate musicianship with the adventurous narrative of improvisation, simultaneously giving listeners a groove that they will be dancing to as soon as they first hear it and a song they will be singing to themselves for days and weeks to come. Even with such a successful musical recipe, Guella is far from formulaic onstage. The band has constantly left listeners (and often themselves) baited, delighting in the possibilities as to what might happen next. With Guella, the familiar is embraced, but anything is possible.

Guella manages to transcend the broad genres that the music industry loves to employ and that music lovers love to ignore. The band can seamlessly slide from smooth lounge jazz to grimy overdriven rock, complex progressive compositions to simple soulful harmonies, or straightforward folk-based songwriting to DJ-influenced dance grooves in seconds. Taken in all at once, a full set of Guella's music covers so much of the modern musical landscape that it can't help but defy labels and exceed expectations. This sort of musical alchemy, this byproduct of slightly off-kilter tonal mad scientists who dabble in all manner of modern sounds and noises, is nothing short of delightful.

Guella's music is simultaneously familiar and new; they manage to put a unique jazz/groove flavored twist on the standard rock and pop formulas that makes them at once a band for the masses and musicians that musicians will dig. Drawing from a musical palette that includes sweet vocal harmonies, vintage tone, up-for-it rhythm, and delicate instrumental interplay, Guella offers up something appealing for all music lovers. “This,” says one fan, “is music worth spending some time getting to know more personally.” Band's Official Website

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On May 14th 2011, David Taus granted permission on behalf of Guella to host recordings on the Live Music Archive:

Hello,

I'm writing on behalf of Guella (www.guellamusic.com), a San Francisco based
band. The band has a stash of live concert recordings that we would like to
make publicly available on Archive.org's Live Music Archive. The band
allows recording of all concerts, both audio and video, provided that
recordings are made available for free and that nobody is making a
commercial profit from such recordings. If the band decides to release a
recording of a concert and sell it for commercial purposes, that recording
should not be free to distribute or trade (other recordings of that concert
would be fine to trade). The band reserves the right to identify which
recordingsand which performances this applies to down the road. As of now,
though, Guella encourages the free trading and distribution of all concert
recordings!

Best,
David Taus

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Guella - Original music from San Francisco, CA
www.guellamusic.com
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Created on
May 20
2011
greenone
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