St. Alborne, born from the imagination of Damon Small - whose
middle name titled the band - was bred in the Carribean, raised in the city, and schooled in the arts. An amalgamation of American culture from the past twenty years, St. Alborne reaps the work of rap, soul, and hard rock
pioneers to create a sound both unique, familiar and energized.
Bass, drums, guitar, and vocals create a genre-bending assault that excites the senses and awakens the consciousness. All who have heard St. Alborne know this is where music is headed in the 21st century.
The band is as varied as the music:
Dylan Burke came from the unassuming middle class background that either drives one to mediocrity or pushes one to the fringe. With guitar in hand, the latter has been his place of choice, expressed through slicing, rhythmic playing and angst-ridden soloing that is truly baptismal.
John Mangan made playing the bass his way of life, taking to the high seas to hone skills held dormant by less forward-thinking musical outlets. The thunderous underbelly of rock was his domain. Upon return he gained musical redemption through St. Alborne.
Rob Smith knew what he wanted but could not find it within the musical circles he traveled. The need for expression was too strong to be contained within the bar and wedding bands with which he associated. All out salvation came with St. Alborne.
Damon, the true rock and rap priest that initiated the sound and gave voice to the emotion, rose from the urban centers to carve a new path for those who believe to follow. His voice carries the pain and joy of a thousand years, and puts words to the heart unexpressed.
Listen and Believe