10.02.17Alex Skolnick Trio-AST is hitting the road!

AST is hitting the road next week! First stop-IRIDIUM NYC!

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO
US East Coast Unbound Tour 2017

OCT 2 NY – NYC, Iridium
OCT 4 MA – Cambridge MA, Regattabar
OCT 5 NY – Rochester NY, Montage Music Hall
OCT 6 NY – Schenectady NY, Van Dyck
OCT 7 PA – New Hope PA, Havana

for more info visit
https://www.alexskolnicktrio.com
https://theiridium.com

07.31.17NP & the Funky Electrical Unit Live @ ShapeShifter Lab

Catch the smooth guttural sound of the Funky Electrical Unit at ShapeShifter Lab, one of New York City's premier performance venues.
Adam Niewood-saxophones
David Cook-keys
Andy Bianco-guitar
Adrian Harpham-drums
Nathan Peck-bass

ShapeShifter Lab
August 9,2017 7pm

Followed by Andy Bianco Quintet 8pm
18 Whitwell Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

03.01.17Nathan Peck with Alex Skolnick Trio Europe Unbound 2017

From rock to jazz, Alex Skolnick has made a name for himself as someone who has successfully done the seemingly impossible… rise to fame as one of the world’s premier heavy metal guitarists and then become a jazz musician!

Bassist Nathan Peck has been in the trio since 2003 and is on 4 out of the 5 jazz trio records, which have traditionally focused on creating jazz renditions of heavy metal music. It may sound strange but it’s entirely cohesive. As Nathan puts it, “We are very picky about the songs we cover. There has to be a recognizable melody and some harmonic content to work with. We like to re-harmonize as well so there has to be some substance. One example is our arrangement of ‘Still Lovin You’ by the Scorpions. That melody is recognizable on any instrument!"

A noticeable characteristic of this band is the sheer dynamic volume. This creates many challenges for Mr. Peck who plays acoustic bass in the band. Nathan adds, “If I were to play bass guitar in this trio, things would be easier but so much less jazzy and more like fusion. The upright sort of brings it all into focus. We swing too so it’s gotta be upright!" The challenge comes in getting the upright to match the dynamic range of the guitar and drums, without feeding back. For this feat, he uses very specific gear – the Czech-Ease Acoustic Road Bass by David Gage is his bass of choice as well as Aguilar amps, cabs and pedals and a Fishman Platinum Pro EQ, which all work together helping Nathan blaze through some pretty complicated passages.

Peck’s playing can be heard on the trio’s albums ‘Transformation’ (Magna-Carta 2004) ‘Last Day In Paradise’ (Magna-Carta 2007) ‘Veritas’ (Palmetto 2011) and the latest ‘AST Live Unbound’ (Skol Productions 2017), which was recorded live at Spin Music in New York City. The new album is also available in vinyl format, features two new compositions (Unbound, Culture Shock) as well as five live versions of previously recorded songs.

Nathan Peck has also released his debut solo album ‘Top Dead Center’ and can be seen gigging around NYC with his group, The Funky Electrical Unit.

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO: Europe Unbound Tour 2017
Presented by Guitar Magazine
01.03.2017 UK-Southampton, Talking Heads
02.03.2017 UK-Chersterfield, Real Time
03.03.2017 UK-Scotland, Audio
04.03.2017 UK-Birmingham, Flapper
05.03.2017 UK-London, Pizza Express
07.03.2017 DE-Karlsruhe, Jubez
13.03.2017 AT-Vienna, Reigen
14.03.2017 HU-Budapest, Dürer Kert – Room041
16.03.2017 CZ-Prague, Agharta
17.03.2017 DE-Reichenbach/Vogtland, Bergkeller
18.03.2017 DE-Nordhausen, Cyriaci-Kapelle Nordhausen
19.03.2017 IT-Roma, Planet NEW!!!
21.03.2017 DK-Copenhagen, Stengade
22.03.2017 IT-Milano, Blue Note NEW!!!
24.03.2017 NO-Larvik, Guitar Festival
26.03.2017 SE-Gävle, CC Pub
28.03.2017 DE-Fehmarn, Cafe Liebevoll
29.03.2017 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
30.03.2017 DE-Bremen, KITO
31.03.2017 DE-Dortmund, Piano
01.04.2017 NL-Tilburg, Paradox
Booking by MAXIMUM Booking: info@MAXIMUMBooking.com

Visit www.alexskolnick.com

01.17.17NATHAN PECK 7 THE FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB WED. 1/18/2017

Nathan Peck & the Funky Electrical unit continues it's weekly residency at Smoke Jazz Club featuring Andy Biancp-guitar, Roy Dunlap-piano/keys and Bill Campbell-drums.The group will perform music from Nathan's breakout release "Top Dead Center" which is available at nathanpeckmusic.bandcamp.com

11.30.16 NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.

11.16.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.

11.09.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.

11.02.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS TODD ISLER ON DRUMS.

11.02.16"Nathan Peck & The Funky Electrical Unit Keeping It Funky On Wednesday Nights AT Smoke Jazz"

Last week had a blassssssst jamming with the great Brian Wolfe on drums who is fresh off and on the road with Sharon Jones & the Dapp Kings! Brian is playing drums on there majority of my album Top Dead Center.

This week drummer and master percussionist Todd Isler will be informing us with his grease from the streets of 5 continents. Our stable mates Roy Dunlap on keys and Andy Bianco on guitar will be providing their gifted offerings as well and together we will all focus our energy on the pocket, phrasing and colors for this week's theme.
See you Wednesday Night 11:30@ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB
LOCATED AT: 2751 BROADWAY NY, NY 10025

10.26.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.
THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL GUEST: BRIAN WOLF OF SHARON JONES & the DAP KINGS ON DRUMS!

10.19.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.

10.12.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

Please join us every Wednesday night for Nathan Peck & the Funky Electrical Unit @ Smoke Jazz Club's 'Round Midnight Sessions' at 11:30pm featuring the inimitable Andy Bianco on guitar, the demiurgic Roy Dunlap on key and then celeritous Kenny Grohowski on drums! We will be perfoming material from my debut album 'TOP DEAD CENTER'
This week's special guest: My brother, Alexander Peck on drums!!

10.05.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT - WEEKLY RESIDENCY @ SMOKE JAZZ CLUB 11:30pm

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LATE SET 11:30 AT SMOKE JAZZ CLUB AS WE PERFORM MATERIAL FROM MY DEBUT ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER'. JOING ME IS THE INIMITABLE ANDY BIANCO ON GUITAR, THE DEMIURGIC ROY DUNLAP ON KEYS AND THE CELERITOUS KENNY GROHOWSKI ON DRUMS.

08.18.16ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Release 'Live Unbound' In September Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.n

A televised performance of the MILES DAVIS ELECTRIC BAND in the late '90s led guitarist Alex Skolnick to New York City, where he immersed himself in the jazz world. For the past decade, Skonick has led a double life as a member of TESTAMENT, the seminal thrash metal band he joined at the age of 16. In the summer of 2016, he's both toured Europe with TESTAMENT and performed with Miles's keyboardist, Alan Holzman.

Due on September 16 via Skol Productions, "Live Unbound" marks the first live album from the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (AST), featuring Skolnick alongside his longtime bandmates, Nathan Peck on bass and drummer Matt Zebroski.

Recorded live in December 2014 for a gathering of friends at Spin Studios in New York City, "Live Unbound" pairs five of Alex's compositions with reimagined versions of "Dream On" (AEROSMITH) and "Still Loving You" (SCORPIONS). The latter two are from Musiktheater Piano in Dortmund, Germany, during AST's European tour in 2016.

"This recording says that we don't have much use for limitations," says Skolnick. "Our live performances can take us anywhere, from the spirit of quintessential jazz guitar trios to distortion and chaos. It's all possible."

"Live Unbound" track listing:

01. Unbound (Skolnick / Zebroski)
02. Culture Shock (Skolnick / Zebroski)
03. Shades Of Grey (Skolnick)
04. 99/09 (Skolnick / Zebroski / Peck)
05. Veritas (Skolnick)
06. Dream On (Tyler)
07. Still Loving You (Schenker /Meine)

North American tour dates:

Sept. 08 - Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Sept. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
Sept. 11 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Sept. 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Nighttown
Sept. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PGH Winery
Sept. 14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
Sept. 15 - New York, NY @ Iridium
Sept. 16 - Schenectady, NY @ The Van Dyck
Sept. 17 - New Hope, PA @ Havana
Sept. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
Sept. 19 - Charleston, WV @ The Empty Glass

Read more at Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/testament-guitarists-alex-skolnick-trio-to-release-live-unbound-in-september/

07.14.16NATHAN PECK & the FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT PERFORMANCE

I am pleased to announce that my group will be performing at the famous Smoke Jazz & Supper Club Thursday July 14th, 2016 at 11:30pm.
Joining me will be some wonderful players from my record TDC album, Roy Dunlap onkeys, Andy Bianco on guitar and Special Guest Jason Marshall on Bari sax!

07.14.16NP & THE FUNKY ELECTRICAL UNIT THURSDAY NIGHT 7/14/16 in NYC!!!

Nathan Peck, who is known for his ability to groove on upright and swing on electric, sideman to Alex Skolnick, Maynard Ferguson, Bonnie Tyler, Vernon Reid, will be performing this week in New York City with his band The Funky Electrical Unit. The group will perform songs off of his acclaimed album 'Top Dead Center' and will be hosting 'Round Midnight Sessions' late set at Smoke Jazz Club.
Joining him will be the inimitable Andy Bianco (Elle Varner) on guitar, the demiurgic Roy Dunlap (John Mayer) on keys and the celeritous Kenny Grohowski (Felix Pastorius) on drums. Catch NP & The Funky Electrical Unit 11:59pm Thursday 7/14/16 at Smoke Jazz Club located at 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.
www.nathanpeckmusic.com

01.28.16BASSIST NATHAN PECK ON TOUR WITH ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO!!

From jazz to hip hop to funk and rock, bassist Nathan Peck pulls hard hard with guitarist Alex Skolnick and his heavy metal jazz trio this winter 2016. Nathan is known for his grooving upright bass ability and has redefined what the upright bass is capable of. Armed with and endorsed by an arsenal of top-of-the-line gear from Aguilar, D'Addario, Seymour Duncan, Fishman and a Czech Ease bass by David Gage, Nathan is sure to spin some heads with his dazzling playing style and solid groove. Nathan has also just released his debut solo record 'Top Dead Center' available worldwide at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/top-dead-center/id1053201488
Press accreditation possible.

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO-New Sounds in the Old World Tour 2016

28.01.2016 AT-Frauental, Bluegarage
29.01.2016 SK-Bratislava, Museum
30.01.2016 AT-Vienna, Reigen
31.01.2016 DE-Passau, Cafe Museum
02.01.2016 DE-Fürth, Kofferfabrik
02.02.2016 DE-Reichenbach, Bergkeller
02.03.2016 CZ-Prague, Agharta
02.04.2016 PL-Warsaw, Progresja
02.05.2016 PL-Bochnia, Kino Regis
02.07.2016 DE-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
02.08.2016 FR-Straßborg, Au Camionneur
02.09.2016 DE-Karlsruhe, KOHI
02.10.2016 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil
02.11.2016 DE-Hamburg, Stage Club (presented by KULTURNEWS)
02.12.2016 NL-Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker
02.13.2016 DE-Dortmund, Piano

10.02.15NATHAN PECK ALBUM 'TOP DEAD CENTER' ALBUM RELEASE EVENT @ SPECTRUM NYC

FRIDAY OCTOBER 2ND, Nathan Peck releases debut album,
'Top Dead Center, a recording involving 27 masterful musicians across 11 tracks of original music which melds the at the cores of electric jazz, mixed meter funk, hip hop, soul and rock.
FEATURING: Alex Skolnick, Al Street, Roy Dunlap, Brian Wolfe, Kenny Grohowski, Andy Bianco, Ryan Pinkston, Geoff Countryman.

10.02.15NATHAN PECK CD RELEASE TOP DEAD CENTER THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 2

Please join us this Friday at spectrum NYC 121 Ludlow St., New York City for the release of Nathan Peck's debut full-length album Top Dead Center. The album features Alex Skolnick, Nickel Killsmics, David Cook and 24 other top musicians from the New York City area. CDs will be on sale this Friday at spectrum New York and online within two weeks. Please visit NathanPeckmusic.com for updates in the future.

09.30.15Top Dead Center mentioned on BASSPLAYER.com!!

I'm so excited that Chris Jisi and Bass for a magazine have decided to mention the release of my album on bass player mag.com check it out!

http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/nathan-peck-releases-top-dead-center-on-october-2nd-at-spectrum-nyc/54242

09.28.15IN THE JAZZ BOROUGH: DENNIS LICHTMAN’S QUEENSBORO SIX, PART ONE (August 29, 2015) | JAZZ LIVES

https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/in-the-jazz-borough-dennis-lichtmans-queensboro-six-part-one-august-29-2015/

07.02.15NATHAN PECK RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE "NYC HOTBED"

From jazz to rock to hip hop, bassist Nathan Peck has been deeply planted in the New York City music scene and has performed with a wide array of players from the likes of Alex Skolnick and Vernon Reed to Ari Hoenig and Donny McCasslin. He's also a regular in the Nickel & Dime Ops crew, Shahin Novrasli Trio and has been seen backing up Bonnie Tyler, Mark Murphy, Maynard Ferguson and Sting in his 24 year career.
Nathan is now focusing on his own music more than ever with his debut release, "NYC Hotbed" which will be available 7/2/2015 via high quality digital download.

"Being a recording artist has helped me to develop an entirely customized set of skills and patience" Nathan says of his recording endeavors.
"When it's your own music, some things seem hyper crucial and later on not so much. In the end, you hope you have your masterpiece as you envisioned it. You hope you didn't forget anything you wanted to do, because after all, once it's out there, it's for real!"

Nathan further comments on his new release:
"This is a hard hitting jammi jam of funk, rock and hip hop rolled into some heavy butter sauce and tossed into an iron skillet full of hot grease from the streets! This track also represents the joys and struggles that artists and musicians encounter making a life in the big apple."

NYC Hotbed is now available at Nathan's bandcamp page
$2.00 gets you a high quality audio file!
Listen and download at: https://nathanpeckmusic.bandcamp.com/track/nyc-hotbed
Like it at https://www.facebook.com/nwpmusic

Recording Credits
electric bass:Nathan Peck
rap:Nickel KillsMics
vocal:Ryan Pinkston
guitar:Andy Bianco
nord electro/solo:Roy Dunlap
moog synth:Jarad Astin
drums:Kenny Grohowski
tenor sax:Jason Marshall, Jon Irabagon
trumpet:Freddie Hendrix, Chris Norton
trombone:David Gibson, Ron Wilkins

words & music by Nathan Peck all rights reserved
©2015 NathanPeckMusic BMI
rap lyric by:Nickel Killsmics
recording engineer:Nathan Peck at Studio 1D, Queens NY
mixing engineer:Jamie Peck at Jamie Peck Productions, Wheeling WV
mastering engineer:Nate Wood at Kerseboom, Brooklyn NY
photography:Vivian @vpsage

06.28.15NATHAN PECK TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE THIS WEEK 7/2/2015

This week I am releasing my new single 'NYC Hotbed" which features some of New York City's most talented players- trumpeter and Grammy winner Freddie Hendrix, Hipster Assassin drummer Kenny Grohowski, saxophonist and Thelonius Monk Competition winner Jon Irabagon, madman guitar virtuoso Andy Bianco and 8 other qually talented musicians! Stay tuned, I will be releasing on bandcamp and sound cloud soon!

03.18.15Review of London Performance by The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/mar/18/shahin-novrasli-akram-khan-review-music-and-dance

02.14.15NATHAN PECK TO PERFORM AT THE BLUE NOTE NYC 2/14/2015

NATHAN PECK TO PERFORM AT THE BLUE NOTE NYC 2/14/2015
WITH NICKEL & DIME OPS, A 9 PIECE JAZZ FUSED HIP HOP BAND FEATURING SOME OF NYC's BEST PLAYERS!
12am Late Night Groove Series

01.27.15Nathan Peck featured in new music video for band Shelter Dogs!

After much anticipation, Shelter Dogs has released a video to the recent single "Take Me Home" which features Mark Cimino-guitar (Steve Vai)
Danny Cooksey- vocals (Bad 4Good,Different Strokes,Terminator 2,)
Brooks Wackerman- drums (Tenacious D, Avril Lavigne)
Devon Townsend- vocals(Steve Vai, Devon Townsend Band)

01.27.15Nathan Peck album release 2015!

Nathan has been working intensely on his upcoming debut release Top Dead Center which features many of New York City's funkiest musicians such as David Cook, Freddie Hendrix, Brian Wolfe, Al Street, Kenny Growhowski and 22 other musicians! This album was recorded and produced by Nathan Peck at his own Studio 1D in Queens NY and will be turning some ears on end in 2015!

02.07.14Nathan Peck on tour with Shahin Novrasli & Ari Hoenig

This tour marks the debut of the new Shahin Novrasli trio record "Byati Shiraz" on the Bee Jazz label.

Feb 7: Munich, Germany – Unterfahrt Jazz Club
Feb 8: Paris, France – Duc de Lombards
Feb 11: Paris, France – Azerbaijan Cultural Centre
Feb 13: London, UK – Pizza Express
Feb 14: London, UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall

01.24.14Nathan Peck to play with Alex Skolnick trio @ NAMM 2014!

05.28.13Norcal Bassix Interview with Ryan Trujillo

05.27.13Alex Skolnick Trio fall dates~