Big Light is a rock band from San Francisco. Formed by singer/guitarist Fred Torphy and drummer Bradly Bifulco in 2007 as a vehicle to get Fred’s songs into the world, the band achieved instant recognition and legitimacy with the early addition of bass player Steve Adams. A fixture in the Bay Area music scene and founding member of pop/rock jam stars ALO, here Adams gets to flex his rock & roll muscles. â€œIâ€™m definitely turning my amp up and using more fuzzâ€ he says. â€œOne thing I really love about Big Light is its true garage rock sound. Itâ€™s gritty in all the right waysâ€ continues Adams.
Inspired by contemporary bands like My Morning Jacket, The Slip, Dr. Dog and Wilco, more than specific stylistic similarities, itâ€™s a mindset that Big Light shares with these acts. â€œWeâ€™re always looking to keep things as sonically interesting as possibleâ€ says bandleader Torphy. â€œBut it all needs to come back to serve the song.â€ In other words, Big Light is catchy enough to land on the radio but adventurous enough to engage those who refuse to listen to it. And when it comes to the live show, anything goes; so donâ€™t be surprised to see kids singing-along one moment and freaking out to a ten-minute jam the next.
Check out Fred Torphy of Big Light during SXSW Wednesday March 17 at 8:45pm at our Manic Fest Destiny Party (RSVP HERE)
Mar 17 2010 8:45P MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY AUSTIN, TX
Mar 18 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Apr 8 2010 11:00P Crystal Bay Casino Crystal Bay, Nevada
Apr 14 2010 9:00P Coopers Nevada City, California