CAN’T PUT YOU DOWN
(Venture Beyond Records • Release Date: July 2004)
The Pulsators formed in 1989 and released three albums over the following decade and a half. Their first CD, titled THE PULSATORS, prompted a Northern California music magazine to call them “one killer band with irresistible hooks.” The Press Democrat’s “On Q” responded to the second album, HERE’S TO YOU, with “this firecracker band proves it’s only getting better with time,” adding that The Pulsators reproduce “the hyper essence of their live shows, along with a tight professional musicianship”. The Petaluma Argus-Courier wrote that the album “captures the easy groove and good-time feeling that the band projects.”
Rooted in the fertile musical soil of the Sonoma County Wine Country the Pulsators are a six piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a get-up-and-dance kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans-funky R&B, rock
steady reggae and rock-and-roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans who keep coming back for more. The Pulsators have been voted a Sonoma County fan-favorite four times in reader's choice polls given by The Press Democrat
On their home turf, The Pulsators play festivals, nightclubs and private events but have also toured extensively throughout the western United States and began collaborating with New Orleans rock-and-roll pioneer Art Neville, who signed a publishing deal with them and lended his talent to HERE’S TO YOU, by performing on three of the album’s tracks. Art invited the Pulsators to open for the Funky Meters at Tipitina’s in New Orleans; they later played numerous shows with the Neville Brothers in Louisiana and California, including the House of Blues in
Hollywood and the Fillmore in San Francisco. The band has been billed with such artists as Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Chris Isaac, Al Green, Taj Mahal, The Radiators, Buddy Guy and B.B.King.
The Pulsators recently finished their much anticipated third CD, CAN’T PUT YOU DOWN. The new album is filled with more Pulsators originals, blending funk, blues and ska. It’s a combination of “make your feet move” dance music and soulful harmonies with a lot of great horns. For more information, you can visit the band’s website at http://pulsators.com.
Johnny Campbell- Singer-songwriter and drummer.
Doug “Ian” McKenzie - Blues purest on guitar.
Mick Whittington -Beat Master on bass and vocals.
Rick Clifford- St. Louis saxophonist, vocals and percussion.
Steve Long- Funkster on trumpet, vocals and percussion.
Karl Marinko-Hammond B-3 and keys