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Spellbound – “Whatever Makes You Happy” {New Video}

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas

Media:Spellbound – Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas – Scott Feingerts,

Posted:Saturday November 22, 2014 @ 6:28 p.m PST

 

 

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@Spellboundband

Bobby Moon – 

 

Whatever Makes You Happy” from Spellbound’s latest CD ‘Iluminados’ (Selfish Recordings 2012) – This video was directed, filmed & edited by Scott Feingerts, sharing his particular vision of this upbeat song. Filmed in various locations all over Los Angeles between summer & fall of 2014.

 

 

 

 

Spellbound:  (Paul): The two of us have known each other since high
school. We started out way back in the 20th century, with a band called
Life After Death. After an intense year or so, Bobby convinced me that we
needed to do something more substantial musically, and polish up our
sound. We also realized that we probably would feel weird putting on black lipstick and ‘guyliner’ playing this hardcore Post-Punk style of music
when were were in our 40s! Still, it was a major decision to quit Life
After Death, as the band was trendy and gaining exposure, and there were
girls lining up at our doors practically every day!

Bobby was living his’Elvis’ fantasy at one point, with a buddy acting as doorman, ushering girls in and out of his bedroom: “One at a time , please,” – that sort of thing. Amazing as it all was, the band members had very different ideas as to our musical direction, and Bobby and I just loved Funk, R&B, Latin and World Music, and we started immersing ourselves in those scenes. The other guys got more into Hardcore and Techno. That’s how Spellbound started its long, sometimes-rewarding, often-painful Independent musical career.

We loved recording studios, so our first approach with Spellbound was to make a demo and shop for a major label – very typical. Many demos later, we had lots of songs, but no label. Eventually the decision was made to just put out our own album. It was a fairly big deal back then for an Indie band to have their own Compact Disc (oooh…aaaah..), so we generated enough heat to continue to the next album and the next, and on and on! Soon there was no turning back. Many excellent musicians and interesting characters have passed through the band over the past twenty years, but the nucleus of Spellbound has always been Bobby Moon and Paul Thomas. (Bobby): Yeah, and as far as the name Spellbound,
I remember we decided we wanted a name without any
heavy philosophical meanings…something to reflect
our change in direction.

*Used With Permission

Spellbound

  HOLLYWOOD-APRIL 8, 2011

MY INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”

BY: De De Tillman

Photo Assistant By: La Tray

 

 

SPELLBOUND

 

It’s a pleasure to be able to interview the band “Spellbound” I’ve been in contact with the band for a long time and thanks to Musician Robert Watson who gave me a chance and granted me my first interview,  I got the courage to ask “Spellbound” If I could interview them and they said “YES”

HERE IS THE INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”

De De:  Where did you get the name Spellbound?


Spellbound:  Well we were originally called “The Spellbinding Sounds And Enchanted Rhythms Of Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas, And Assorted Guest Artists.’ Someone wisely suggested that we shorten it to just ‘Spellbound.’
De De:  How many members are in the band? What are the names of the members?

 

 

Spellbound:  Spellbound is based on the songs by Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas and Bobby Moon. Throughout the history of Spellbound, we’ve performed anywhere from a duo all the way to a 10-piece band. Recently, we’ve been performing live as a quartet (4-piece). Also, in addition to Bobby and Pablo Spellbound has a revolving group of  musicians and guests which include:

Mike Daigeau (trombone); Candi Sosa (vocals and percussion); Johnny Polance (tres guitar); Art Webb (flute); Plas Johnson (sax); Mike Turre (sax); Asdru Sierra (trumpet); Roger Joseph Manning (keyboards); Mark Adams (vocal); Sonora (vocal); David LaFlamme (violins); Linda LaFlamme (vocal); Question Mark (vocal); Papo Rodriguez (percussion); Rudy Mangual (percussion); Manny Silvera (bass); Jack Gold (congas); Bartel Diks (percussion); Charo Salinas (vocal); Anthony Gil, Jr. (sax) and others..

De De:  Who plays instruments if any?


Spellbound:  In addition to those mentioned, Bobby Moon on vocals, percussion and some keyboards with Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas on guitars and keyboards.
De De: Where is your hometown?

Spellbound: Los Angeles, California.

De De:  What material do you have out or currently working on?

Spellbound:  Our current album is ‘United Front’ (2010) and Funqueros (1999); Respete El Pasado/Respect The Past (2001); Tropicalifornia (2002); Spellbound Sampler: Assorted Spanglish Favorites (2003); Encantos (2005); Poolside Fiesta (2007); Brighter Days Ahead (2008).

6. Where can your fans find your music? What genre is your music?

Spellbound: The CDs mentioned above are all available on CD Baby (see: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/spellboundband)

 

Also, all the titles mentioned above can be downloaded on iTunes. Our music’s genre is Funk with Latin influences.

De De: Are you performing anywhere?

Spellbound:  Our next scheduled show is on Sat., July 2nd, 2011 at Buffalo Fire Dept. in Torrance, Ca. From 6-9pm. Check our website www.spellboundband.com as the performance date approaches for more info!

Thank you so much guys, It’s been a lot of fun interviewing you, good luck with the show,  your tours, most of all I wish a successful music career.

Spellbound: We thank you for the interest and the support.

De De: You are most welcome and thank you for this interview.

Spellbound: Keep in touch!

De De: I certainly shall.


The End:

Photo Credit/Courtesy By: SPELLBOUND