Both items "PEAR" and "Et Cetera" exist because I never work alone. There are always two in a pair, but there are many halves of "PEAR."
I was programmed to make music during a New Age genetics experiment, orchestrated on top of Windham Hill (MT, U.S.A.). By way of crime and delinquency, for the next six years I became a pivotal member of the Cuts. Following my divorce from the best band in the world, I brought my first solo outing, PEAR, to our old roadie, Lee Noise of Burger Records.
PEAR is glam rock. It’s "the Raspberries on the floor with Larry Graham; Queen meets the Isley Brothers." (SF Weekly)
Years ago, General Luau and I planted the seed, while my black brother, Mike "Tiger" Louis’ genius nurtured the garden to fruition. On November 14th, Once and Future Band et cetera will join Danny James on stage. Two hundred copies of the vinyl album will be available at the Great American Music Hall. The international release date isn’t until February, so make sure to get your copy now.
Enough obfuscation and mirror-gazing. I leave the rest to my friends and enemies, and hope that I don’t love you more than you love me. Here are the juiciest slices:
"Perhaps unexpected from a contemporary underground rock act come tones and grooves that could just as easily fit in with ’70s funk and soul. Singer/bassist Danny James has an ethereal voice that rises above the mellow cotton candy clouds of sound and continues on into space. Add to that harmonies and guitar work with an affinity for glam rock, and you have something that redefines the concept of retro." – San Francisco Chronicle
"PEAR is the quantum entangling of atomized mental ephemera,
Dancing about an ecosystem of plastic plantations… Danny James’ music occupies city hall, loitering in teapot shanties with time released viagra femme boost steroids like a Mr. Tea drag queen." – Ariel Pink