Respected drummer/guitarist/composer/producer Aaron Comess steps out of The Shadows and into the spotlight with his powerful new rock instrumental CD, 'Beautiful Mistake'. Comess, who wrote and produced the June 14th album, creates sweeping songs that are emotive without words, leaving his commanding drum work and the 'voice' of his band's electric guitar (Teddy Kumpel) and bass (Richard Hammond) to weave a dramatic, engaging soundscape. Listen to streaming samples, here: http://aaroncomess.com/music.htm
Comess is a musician's musician, long respected as a collaborator who has played on, co-written and/or produced over two hundred albums with an acclaimed and diverse roster of artists including Joan Osborne, Isaac Hayes, Marc Cohn, Bilal, Rachael Yamagata, James Maddock and more. Other upcoming and/or recent work includes Edie Brickell, Phil Ramone, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Malcolm Burn and Natasha Bedingfield. Comess is active in the local NYC rock, jazz, experimental music scenes and singer songwriter circuits, and records and produces at his 'His House Studio' in the East Village. As a member of the band New York Electric Piano, Comess currently has a Top 10 CD on the CMJ charts.
Aaron Comess also happens to be the drummer and a founding member of the multi-platinum-selling SPIN DOCTORS, and looks forward to touring this summer as the band celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their smash CD 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite'.
Comess has successfully navigated the tricky music industry for over 20 years, managing to keep his original band together, build an active career as a sideman/session player/producer, and make his own records as a composer/leader. With 'Beautiful Mistake', he shines as a songwriter and continues to distinguish himself. Comess comments on the process of creating 'Beautiful Mistake', his second instrumental CD: "I try to make music that speaks like a song even without words...where the melody plays like a voice, but with plenty of room for improvisation. I wrote all the music on guitar, and I'm grateful for how well Teddy and Rich interpreted it."