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Hello Forever, Bosco Rossi, Nicky Sparkles

Gardens and Villa dj, DJ Alan P Colbert
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Zebulon

2478 N Fletcher Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Hello Forever

Bosco Rossi

Nicky Sparkles

Gardens and Villa DJ

DJ Alan P Colbert

Hello Forever is an art pop collective from Topanga, CA. Lead by eccentric songwriter, Samuel Joseph, the group lives together in seclusion on the abandoned grounds of a late 1960s nudist commune which they found on craigslist. Many collaborators cycle through Hello Forever’s remote compound, couch diving or squatting in tents nearby, but a core group of Joseph’s cadre are steady at the heart of the collective. Molly Pease, Andy Jimenez, Jaron Crespi, Joey Briggs, Gabe Stout, and Anand Darsie were picked upby Joseph at various beach bonfires, club gigs, art school gallery expositions, and meditation retreats throughout greater Los Angeles. Keeping a stringent 5-day-a-week rehearsal schedule, the collective resurrects the close harmony “California sound” of seminal mid-century vocal groups for their frenzied live concert performances.

Their debut album, Whatever It Is, wildly reimagines classic West Coast pop vernacular in the era of the internet, combining influences from doo-wop, jazz, freak-folk, skiffle,glam, psych, boom-bap, and R&B. Joseph obsessively recorded the album over 200 days in bedrooms and borrowed studios in Santa Monica and Castaic, where all-nighters were routine and he preferred sleeping under the control desk in order to immerse himselfin constant production. Elaborate arrangements juxtapose concise songs across this laptop-age “pocket symphony.”

At some point in time, Nicky Sparkles AKA Nicholas Schneider AKA The Fresh Prince of Pop AKA LA’s Full-Time Funk Monk was born on Planet Earth. Recently, he returned from an eon/century/second-long tour of the cosmos, where he discovered the source of all love, the essential rhythms of the cosmos, and extraterrestrial beings that affirmed his belief in music as the ultimate expression of universal soul. Now, he’s back on Earth, ready to share that knowledge through fancy footwork, sequined pants, and music that will enlighten and seduce us all.

As a single entity, Nicky expresses a world of past and future sound deeply rooted in jittery drum programming, revelrous keyboard licks, snappy vocal delivery and, of course, fresh analog basslines. Just behind your third eye and just beyond the edge of the universe, lies the world of Nicky Sparkles, where secret basement parties exist as living time capsules and drum machines act as the control consoles to Spaceship Earth. Welcome home Nicky, we missed you!

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