THE BULKHEADS EVOLVE
The Bulkheads, formed in 2019 by Andrew Morrissey (percussionist) and Blake Jennings (bass guitar) out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They knew they wanted to get the people movin and groovin which led to creating “The Bulkheads.” Consisting of: Adrienne Mack Davis (lead vocals/Backup Vocals), Joey Bonenfant (Keys and Lead vocals/Backup Vocals), Jeremy B. Morse (Guitar) and Ari Landau (Saxophone) for the past few years this band has been wearing peoples soles in their shoes out by their driving and high energy performances. Watch and hear their music transcend genres from soulful RnB, to high energy funk and Hip-hop.
How did the sound evolve from the start to the finish?
We started out as a 3 piece almost 5 years ago and mostly played jazz rock. After the previous guitarist left we decided to revamp the band and the music and brought in keyboards, sax, a new guitarist and two vocalists and then began writing more funk jam music which is what we have been playing to this day!
Any tricks up your sleeve when making the music?
A lot of the time it is as easy as someone coming to rehearsal with an idea or lick that will build off. Or we just jam with each other and find bits and pieces that we like and go from there.
Was there a collection of ideas that you had or did you have a really specific idea on the music?
We just want to get the people movin and we believe our sound reflects that accurately.
How much time do you demand of yourself to focus on music?
Some of us do music everyday. As a band, we try to get together twice a week; one day for rehearsals and the other for recording/writing.
Do you have any tips or tricks for our audience on how to manage your time when it comes to making sure your music is on track for release?
As hard as it might be sometimes you just gotta sit down and put in the work and go step by step. The moment you slow down with it is when it becomes difficult to finish the project.