PRESENTED BY DANIELLE TOPOROFF
BROUGHT TO YOU IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SKYELAB MUSIC GROUP
Cinematographer: Chris O'Konski
Gavin DeGraw meets Sara Bareilles. Imagine their half-Asian lovechild. Add an electric violinist who solos like a lead guitarist and a percussionist who swings his dreads harder than anyone ever asks him to, and you have Andy Suzuki & The Method.
What started as a half-Japanese/half-Jewish teenager with a smooth hint of R&B in his voice singing along to John Mayer, has evolved into a musical force that is taking the east coast by storm. The band's combination of electric violin, djembe, and piano, pushes the boundaries of acoustic pop - mixing elements of blues, jam-band-style soloing, and piano-rock - all the while reminding audiences that singer-songwriters can be so much more than just starry-eyed crooners.
Suzuki began writing songs as a freshman at Brown University five years ago. Shortly thereafter he expanded his sound by linking up with percussionist Kozza Babumba (grandson of Grammy-winner Babatunde Olatunji) and electric violinist Jason Gorelick (also the grandson of someone awesome...probably). The trio eventually became known as "Andy Suzuki & The Method," and since meeting in 2006, they have been named the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" by Keyboard Magazine and the "New Face of Acoustic Soul" by Young Voices Magazine. They are currently playing shows up and down the east coast and beyond.