Machine guitars, thumpin’ bass, groove filled drums, and heavy, yet catchy
style vocals combined together makes for a unique style of music. “What
Style”, You ask? Fans of Bay of Pigs have crowned it “Southern Fried Weed
Rock”. A name that Bay of Pigs have adopted, as their own. Take a dash of
Southern Rock, a pinch of Hard rock, and a big heaping cup of their
Doomy/Slugdy signature sound. Mix it up and bam!Out comes some the best
smoky hard rock music heard in years.
Formed in early 2008, Bay of Pigs are a rare breed. Tired of the same old
sounding hard rock and metal, Shaggy (vocals) decided enough was enough,
and tirelessly searched for professional musicians alike for the perfect lineup.
Not just good musicians, but musicians with the same vision and good friends
as well. The outcome was extraordinary. All veterans of the music scene.
Shaggy on vocals, Mike Howard on bass, Clayton Long on Drums and Chad
Bennett on Guitars. Four guys who share a common bond that’s strong as
Oak. It shows in the heart of the music.
B.O.P are a thrilling and compelling band to watch live. With
tons of energy and tight grooves, the band brings a well-rounded exciting live
experience to the stage. Sharing the stage with many national acts such as
Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr, Orange Goblin (UK), Zoroaster,
Kylesa, The gates of slumber, NAAM, House of Broken Promises, Sasquatch,
Iron Age, Weedeater and Monster Magnet to name a few.
Their first CD effort was released in 2011, titled “The Harvest”. A southern
rock style record with a slowed down heavy groove. “Redneck” explains what
they are about. A bunch of country boys who like to throw back some beers,
smoke a bit, bbq, ride Harleys, drive big trucks and jam kick ass music. Bay
of Pigs also dives in to and explores eastern religions on “Flight of Ghenesha”
and greek mythology such as “Maridusa”. “Southern Sun” is a full blown Southern Rock anthem that rocks even the light hearted. Produced by sludge
legend and SOURVEIGN member Josh Crapo.
Their second release (To be released in June 2012) “URCHIN”, produced by
the Texas guitar Legend David Zychek (Night Ranger, Zychek Band,
AIRBORNE and Ted Nugent/Texas Hippie Coalition producer) is an all-out
Southern Swamp assault on the world. They’re message on this one is simple.
Injustice. Pissed off at the way they view what is going on in the world, they
let you know just how they feel. The Opening track “URCHIN” has the same
feeling you get when you hear Black Sabbath Records. Goose bumps!Just
while the hair is standing up on your neck, the songs belts right into the next
track “FEAST”. Mid paced, searing guitar and the rhythm section forming a
barrier that can’t be denied. Every song on the album is a hard rock “feast”
of different styles, all blending together to form a glue that seals the band
together as one well-oiled machine.
Shaggy , a Combat veteran who served in the Infantry, has many stories to tell
and a lot of thoughts for people to absorb. Shaggy speaks his mind and from
the heart, while at the same time, using nice hooks to entice the crowd and
fans to become part of the show.
Chad, also a Combat veteran, uses his guitar as a weapon. Assaulting the
public with his 70’s Sunn Model T amp and handmade effects pedals, He has
created his own signature sound. The band calls him “riff master” because he
has a never ending barrage of riffs to implement.
Mike, a well known professional glass blower, takes his experience in math
metal bands and reworked the idea to fit into grooves that compliment both
guitar and holding down the rhythm section all at the same time.
Clayton, an electrician, who is one of a kind behind the drums. He has been
playing since 13 and hasn’t slowed down since. Clayton prides himself on
every aspect of percussion and it sure as hell comes out in his playing.
They have created quite a Buzz in the Texas music scene. If you want
something new, fresh and hard rocking, Listen to Bay of Pigs………
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC SCENE!!!!
November 25, 2011
"Now that you've engorged yourself with tons of turkey and all the fixin's,
seen the Pack smack the Lions in the mouth, and watch Nickelback embarress
themselves on national TV, it's time to loosen your top button, crack open a
Black Label, and rip into some smokin' (as the band puts it) Southern Fried
Weed Rock!!Wearing their influences proudly on their sleeve, Texas band
Bay of Pigs plasters your face to the wall with slow penetrating riffs, a slow
steady groove and tons of southern swagger."-Heavy Planet “one to burn to”
Fall edition 2010 of Austin420 magazine:
“Bay of Pigs is some of the best Stoner Rock I’ve heard. Southern, down
tuned guitars and awesome vocals. I encourage you to sit back, light one up
and krank it!You won’t be disappointed!” –Vincent editor in chief