Grape Juice Plus / Barry Bennett
BARRY BENNETT BIO:
Barry is a proud associate artist with 16th Street Theater, Winifred Haun & Dancers, and director of Impending Behavior Orchestra.
Other companies he has worked with since coming to Chicagoland in 1993 would include:
By day Barry is a modern dance accompanist and plays percussion with a wide variety of groups pn stages in the region. Some notable stints behind the kit include: PEEP, Apartment, Pointy Teeth, C.I.A, Planet Claire, BombBone, Strangers & Saints, and Black Dot.
He is married to director, Ann Filmer, and along with their daughter Hannah make their home in Berwyn.
Barry has no interest in Adulthood. Barry is the luckiest boy in the world.
GRAPE JUICE PLUS BIO:
GRAPE JUICE PLUS!?!?!
What is it? A haunted liquid to stimulate the auditory nerves? Ape Astronaut Zira’s favorite libation? The latest group situation for music making to filter through the webbing of BarryBennettSounds?
all of the above…
GRAPE JUICE PLUS…
Barry Bennett: drums, vox, pads
Eric Klotz: guitar
Born out of a series of Monday morning sessions, both musicians were looking be pushed to new areas of their improvisational sand boxes. Bennett, a fixture of Chicago’s free rock sene dating back to the classic band, MiLkBabY. Klotz, emerging from the world of jazz and fusion. Well, they found some new sand. this one populated by apes on horseback.
GRAPE JUICE PLUS, they say...
take a drink. see what happens…
February 17, 2017 - In Stock
tribal psychosis w/ futuristic ritual & ambient sounds The mighty Grape Juice Plus finally put those “bootleggy” recordings behind them with the release of their debut studio recording…THE SIMIAN SYNDROME!!! Culled from sessions throughout 2016 at BaseStationBerwyn, THE SIMIAN SYNDROME is every Ape Rockonaught’s dream!! This retro futuristic treat has been declared overdub free by the FDA... [read more]
June 20, 2013 - In Stock
This is the 2nd solo release by Barry Bennett. Tribal/ambient/space/punk! Electro-organic timelines. Outer space haiku. Rock -n- roll howls. Sub woofer mattress pads. A mello-tronic caress. A psychedelic cab ride through Chennai.
November 16, 2010 - In Stock
For the last decade Barry Bennett's been best known as leader of the iconic group MiLkBabY, whose alien world music made them a fixture of Chicago's left of center music scene. He's also a frequent creator of soundscapes and scores for Theatre and dance. His music has been heard at The Goodman, 16th Street Theater, CBDC, Chicago Moving Company, Chicago Dramatists, and with his own improvisational... [read more]