JWQ Showcase 2017

Saturday, April 23, 2016

USA: Tomas Doncker "The Mess We Made Live" (Soul, Funk, Jazz, R&B)


A series of new video releases in support of Tomás Doncker's "The Mess We Made". All videos were performed live at Bill Laswell's studio in West Orange.

A potent release inspired by the Charleston Massacre; Tomás Doncker's "The Mess We Made" is a racially charged epic that shows his unshakeable political views. Doncker is a renowned New York blues/soul artist. On "This Mess We Made" he gives all of us a glimpse into the bitter realities of modern America.

"The overwhelming and ongoing response in support of "The Mess We Made" has created a wonderful opportunity. We were invited by Mr.Albert Leusink (https://www.facebook.com/360performances) to present our live show in 360VR Video. "Revolutionary Music meets Revolutionary Technology"!!!...and we are very grateful to be able to share it...With You!" - says Doncker.

Watch the videos below:

Mess We Made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzabGtkiu3I

Some Ol' Dolls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP6-15lmtZw

Church Is Burning Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdSzKWes-Q

Stream the record (now public): https://soundcloud.com/tomasdoncker/sets/the-mess-we-made

Download the EPK on Dropbox.



Band/Artist: Tomás Doncker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Styles: alt-Rhythm & blues, blues
Similar to/RIYL: D'angelo, Kendrick Lamar, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes
Release date: 11/03/15
Accolades:  NYC Summerstage 2012/2013,  Shanghai Music Expo 2012, Featured performer at the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (held at NJPAC), Co-Headline act with Gregory Porter at the Harlem Arts Salon, Featured performer at the Mass Poetry Festival, "Big Apple Blues" voted Album of the Year 2014 by  rocknycliveandrecorded.com, Featured performer at the 2015 South By South Orange festival.

Written by Tomás Doncker
Produced by James Dellatacoma for True Groove.
Performed and arranged by Tomás Doncker and James Dellatacoma

Tomás Doncker - Lead and background vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
James Dellatacoma -  Guitar, Banjo, Keyboards/Programming
Production Coordinator-Marla Mase
Artwork/Graphic design-Samuel Claiborne
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio

Websites:
Official: https://tomasdoncker.net
Twitter: @tomasdoncker  @truegroove1
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TomasDonckerMusic?fref=ts
Instagram:  @global_soul3  @truegrooverecords

Artist contact:doncker@gmail.com and truegrooverecords1@gmail.com
Press contact: james@independentmusicpromotions.com

Bio: As a prime mover on New York's downtown "No Wave" scene in the early 1980's, Tomás Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz and many more. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, Grammy nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, and Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander, to name just a few.

Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic artists including Ivan Neville (on his solo album "Thanks"), Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello,  Living Colour  lead singer Corey Glover,  former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler, 2013 Grammy award nominee Shamekia Copeland, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

In 2010, Doncker performed for the first time in China as a headlining act at the Shanghai Folk Festival, and in front of an audience of over 100,000 as part of the Shanghai World Expo. His latest work as a singer/songwriter and producer embraces a broader musical vision that he likes to call Global-Soul, drawing influences from numerous sources, including East and West Africa and the Caribbean. He also frequently collaborates with legendary Grammy Award winning Producer/Bassist Bill Laswell, and his ongoing "Power Of The Trinity" project was featured on CNN on November 27, 2012 (Jimi Hendrix' birthday).

On July 8th, 2014, Tomás released the full length "Moanin' at Midnight: The Howlin' Wolf Project" album, which received widespread acclaim from sources such as Popmatters, All About Jazz, and Howlin' Wolf's own official website, who posted the album. Developed during a critically acclaimed run at NYC SummerStage during the summer of 2013 (and directed by award winning director Alfred Preisser), this project is now being shaped into a multimedia performance concert.

In 2014 Tomás also released his 2nd collaborative effort with legendary poet Yusef Komunyakaa entitled "Big Apple Blues, released via True Groove Records.  (Tomás is the CEO/Founder of True Groove Records with an eclectic roster of 12 emerging artists.)  The band recently finished the 10 month "Big Apple Blues" East Coast Tour.Now he's preparing for the release of his most important record yet, The Mess We Made.