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The Gaines Brothers
The Gaines Brothers write, arrange, produce, and mix their own music, with an eclectic style that is a culmination of all their musical influences, including classical, R&B, jazz, gospel, funk, rap, hip-hop, and trap.
Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
About the Event
The Gaines Brothers are exceptional artists and accomplished musicians who have been honing their craft since childhood. They write, arrange, produce, and mix their own music, with an eclectic musical style that can be called indie, but is difficult to classify, as it is a culmination of all their musical influences, including classical, R&B, jazz, gospel, funk, rap, hip-hop, and trap. For 20 years, the brothers have taught themselves how to do everything involved in musical production, including lyric writing and songwriting, composition, transcription, mixing, and recording. The Gaines Brothers formed their music production company in 2014, and they have released all their music under their own brand. Lamar plays keys and is located primarily in Phoenix, while Will is a vocalist and electric bass player residing in Denver. Although they collaborate and perform together, both also travel nationally and internationally as independent touring musicians.
The brothers’ musical concepts and possibilities were definitely shaped by the Cleveland neighborhood where they were raised and educated by parents who were both music professionals. Their mother was a music educator. Their father was a successful self-employed musician, whose example was foremost in the development of the brothers’ intense desire to be the same. After moving to Phoenix, the brothers began to build contacts within the local music scene. Lamar saved enough money to build his recording studio piece by piece. They released their first album, a jazz project, in 2014, and Lamar has been expanding on his knowledge and expertise with many production projects since then. Will always knew that he would eventually perform as a vocalist, but he also learned piano, then trumpet, and soon developed a desire to play bass like his father. Realizing he would be limited if he only sang melodies, Will decided to explore other avenues of lyrical expression, including poetry, spoken-word, preaching, rapping, and MCing.