After the death of Devin Arkin, my lifelong friend and songwriting / business / creative / everything partner in The Good, I felt like it was time to do something altogether different. The Good will likely perform some day, but we don’t have plans to create new material without Devin.
My new band is an entirely new animal. A wild animal. The indomitable John Scholvin (stellar and longtime lead guitarist of The Good) and I wanted to create something heavier, more aggressive, but also more over-the-top and more focused on a SHOW… with a consistent goal of making the viewer/listener feel a good few feet taller, and celebrating the kind of self confidence that is never earned but often necessary. Elements of glam and punk, baked into the kind of theatrical rock we love from bands like Queen in the 70’s. A four-piece with ambitious recordings but a stripped down live show made from guitar / bass / vocal / ridiculously powerful drums / six-foot letters made out of lights. And so Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood was born.
We’ve been working on the material since the winter of 2016/17, and have this year added the remarkable Jackie Schimmel (Sunshine Boys, Justin Roberts) on bass, and the thundering Greg Fundis (Led Zeppelin 2, 56 Hope Road) on drums. We recorded a 5-song EP, available for purchase or free streaming here.
Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood played our first show at Martyrs in Chicago, on December 13, 2018. If you were there, it’s possible that you became pregnant in the space of our epic 90 minute set. You’re welcome. Best way to keep current on what the band is doing is to visit, like and follow our Facebook page. See you soon!