50 Man Machine is THE jumping multi-cultural funky rock group. The album: solid songs naturally incorporating the influences of pop, jazz, rock, celtic, punk, funk, gospel, hip-hop, afropop, soca, reggae, calypso, tribal, ambient, improv, stream of consciousness, and folk roots into a deep kaleidoscopic groove.
50 Man Machine features singer/guitarist Collier Hyams(Rathkeltair, International Dub Corps, Chromataphoria), bassist Marvin Williams (Patti Labelle, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe), hip-hop DJ Flip 1, steel pan and electronics guru Scott Smallwood (Nyquist), drummer Danny Devillier (Mem Shannon) and Neil Anderson (Seven Nations, Rathkeltair), "the Jimi Hendrix of the Highland bagpipe."
Collier Hyams, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, was raised in several countries including Thailand and Bavaria. A world musician in the truest sense, his practical experience ranges from spending summers with the Ga tribe in West Africa studying Ghanaian drumming to hiking the Highlands and Islands of Northwest Scotland learning ancient Gaelic musical traditions such as the Highland bagpipe and lilting. This Album brings together a dynamic group of artists from very diverse backgrounds with the goal of creating true fusion and the shear joy of performance. His vision is 50 Man Machine. He tours internationally with highly regarded artists in a variety of genres. He has worked with Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Sean Lennon, Duncan Sheik, Jaron Lanier, Sussan Deyhim, Shirin Neshat, noted film composer Richard Horowitz, and many others. His live performance credits include appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival.