Eclectic Café is a Sacramento based ensemble producing stunning instrumental music that exhibits otherworldly beauty. The music has been highly praised and is a thrilling musical adventure. The tonality, changing meters, phrasing, color and texture have been described as unprecedented and completely unique in today's "prepackaged" and artificial musical environment. This music, which radiates warmth, passion and unsurpassed craftsmanship, has been described as "a whole new form of music."
The musical elegance of Eclectic Café evolved over a number of years. The material on its debut CD reflects meticulous hours composing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering to achieve the highest levels. Although some of the music was written before the project was envisioned, the vast majority of it was created as the ensemble traveled along its musical journey.
The ensemble consists of 3 musicians with very diverse backgrounds - playing multiple layers of guitars, keyboards, acoustic drums and percussion.
Eclectic Cafe is - Thomas Ford: guitars, keyboards and bass; Douglas McGehee: guitars and keyboards; Michael Bayard, percussion and drum kit.