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Antiquity

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”Beautiful songs, well played, arranged and a good production in general. When I was young I studied Jazz piano and Jazz harmony, maybe I got ears to listen to this. But, however, I believe it’s easy listenable for everyone. It came out from standard jazz and fusion, infact sounds more modern : the lenght of the tracks, for example, is not very long, disguising the songs as pop songs. This is not an offense. What does it mean? listen to this and you won’t regret.”
— fabatu 2/11/09
 
 
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Antiquity

 

Origins

Antiquity was formed in the early nineties primarily as a live act in the New York area. Over the years, it transformed into a studio project centred around songwriting and musical skills, drawing from a cadre of professional musicians and singers. The philosophy has always been, the right musician and singer for the right song.  Another part of the philosophy has been to mold the song around the singer, letting the singer develop the melody. We believe that helps the singer make the song their own. Music is perhaps the art that presents the most philosophical questions. We take songwriting as a craft, not making beats but the objective and subjective quality in music. No one is the owner of all truth in this world, but good music, like cream finds its way to the top and we hope our music finds it’s way to your heart.

In this latest album, we decided to move away from singles and concentrate on one singer around a concept album. I wrote the songs and the lyrics and Dan Ecclestone came up with the wonderful melodies and vocals. I’ve read that a lot of people still like listening to whole albums and are drawn to unsigned bands. It’s heartening to know that in this day and age. Myself, Gerald Duchene, wrote the music and lyrics, produced and played on these tunes, and Dan Ecclestone is responsible for the vocals and melody lines and Simone Silvestroni provided the wonderful and ethereal bass lines. Dan and Simone are based in Cambridge UK and I’m based in Brooklyn New York 

 

Members

Gerald Duchene
Producer / Writer/ Instrumentalist/ Founding Member

Dan Ecclestone
Vocals / Melody

Simone Silvestroni
Bass

Legacy Musicians
Bass: Bernie Minoso, William Villareal, Jania Caravello, Frank Canino, Gerald Duchene, Elyia Lishinsky
Steve Alcott

Guitar: Oz Noy, Dave Spinozza, Gary Sieger, Peter Conway, Jania Caravello, Tim Sweeney, Gerald Duchene

Drums and Percussion: Jimmy Daniel, Robert Rodriguez, Rich Mercurio, Robin Gould, Graham Hawthorne, Ken Fradley.

Keys: Robin Pitre, Robert Secret, Mark Mancini, John Sweeney, Elyia Lishinsky, Gerald Duchene

Horns: Ken Fradley, Gerald Duchene, Danny Lapidus

Vocals: Annie Sutton, Marybeth Desarle, Amanda Homi, Danny Lapidus, Bruce Issacson
Dianne Lotney, Lamont O'neal, Deb Lyons, Debbie Dean