Over the past few decades, Angelo Moore steadily pioneered new frontiers of music totally unique to his own incredible musical artistry. Having risen to fame with the legendary L.A. based band Fishbone, Angelo has always been ahead of his time, coming up with styles and sounds that are still influential in much of today’s popular music.
While still being an active member of Fishbone, since 2014 he has been stepping out in a new direction, redefining himself yet again, collaborating with Bay Area producer Jim Greer and songwriter/guitarist Kris Jensen ( along with an incredible cast on their releases such as Stanton Moore (Galactic), Butterscotch, Tim Carter ( Kasabian), Boots Riley, and more). Together, as the Brand New Step, they seek to push the boundaries of music even further, crossing genres from soul to jazz to avant-garde to pop music, fusing together music that allows Angelo’s unique sensibilities to shine without sounding like anything that has come before it.
Through dynamic vocals, horns, theremin, beatboxing, effects and seamless electronic beats, Brand New Step gives Angelo a platform to explore the entire musical map with his signature personality and insightful lyrics. As a true performer playing on stages around and world, he connects with the audience to bring the Brand New Step live shows to a frantic level of energy along with Jim Greer on keyboards and beats and Kris Jensen on guitar.
Imagine one part Cash, One part Clash, add some James Brown and a little Screamin’ Jay and you’ve got Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk!! Members of the band are all mainstays of the country, blues, soul and rock’n’roll scenes of Austin, Texas. With this funky, garage soul stew, The Tyrant is also quite a spectacle live!