Bazmati Vice is a spicy blend of funk, rock, jazz and blues, in recipes varying from song to song to keep things fresh and surprising. Drawing inspiration from such culinary giants as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bread Zeppelin, B.B. Chef, Phish, Andersoy .Paak, Drool, and many others, Bazmati Vice’s sound is a testament to both the musical tastebuds and the creative energy of each member of the group.
Clayton Brandt, Chris Gibson, Andrew Szczurek, and John Kerber met at Haverford College in the Fall of 2013. It didn’t take long before the four compadres realized that they all played different instruments, and in just a few weeks they were regularly practicing and writing songs together. The group played gigs on and around Haverford’s campus, but it wasn’t until adding lead guitarist Chris Jackowski on the fateful 5th of September 2015 that Bazmati Vice achieved its final form.
Over the past two years, armed with their arsenal of 25 strings, 178 keys and 200 cowbells, the band has expanded off-campus and performed shows in Fishtown, Manayunk, Ardmore, and Center City Philadelphia. Bazmati Vice embarked on their first tour last year, released their self-produced debut LP in April, and now has more gigs than ever planned for the coming year in the Philadelphia area and the Northeast! Come funk around with them, wont'cha?