My dad says that all music is derivative. That we all build upon one another while working for that sonic perfection. I play in a new Memphis power pop band, and I have found my forefathers.
I go and see Jeffery and the Pacemakers every chance I get. Why? Well, I was not around during the heyday of the classic Memphis venue, The Antenna Club. I was not old enough to hang around my idol Jay Reatard. But this band brings a lot of it to me. They are some of the best musicians in Memphis and play the music that both their band’s and my band’s music is built upon: Classic British Invasion and some other ’60s greats.