News Flashback [4/10/00]: The Maui Project Debuts at Wetlands
Remember this? The Maui Project first appeared during Marc Brownstein’s Biscuits hiatus (The Biscuits return to the northeast next week with shows in Boston and Hartford). And how about Wetlands? Ahh, Wetlands…
The Maui Project played Saturday night to a sold out crowd at Wetlands Preserve in New York City. The line up featured Marc Brownstein, formerly of The Disco Biscuits on bass, David Hoffman of ulu on drums, Jamie Shields of The New Deal on keyboards, Max Delaney of Uncle Sammy on guitar, DJ Stitch on turntables, Pauly Herron on percussion and Pepper Swinson and Lorita on backup vocals. ‘I’m so unbelievably proud of Max, Jamie, David, Paulie and Stitch to be able to pull off such an amazing night of music,’ says Brownstein. ‘Their discipline and enthusiasm I believe outshone everything that happened that night. I could have never pulled any of this off with out them.’ The show included two sets of original material written by Brownstein entitled The Maui Project and a third set of music consisting of various songs including The Beastie Boys Gratitude sung by Jambands.com columnist Carol Wade. Towards the end of the third set, Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits joined the band for M.E.M.P.H.I.S. on keyboards. Jon Gutwillig of The Biscuits then sat in for Bert. It was the first time Brownstein, Magner and Gutwillig had played together since Brownstein parted ways with The Disco Biscuits. The Chicken ended the set as TK from Foxtrot Zulu sat in.