Tredici Bacci returns to Roulette to present their upcoming album Brave New World, recorded from October 2020 to February 2021 and featuring contributions from musicians across the world. This record features Simon Hanes’ most adventurous compositions and arrangements to date, as well as an augmented 25-piece version of the band, including a choir.
Sami Stevens – Voice
JG Thirlwell – Voice
Jesse Daniel Eugene Heasly – Bass
Peter Jude Moffett – Drumset
Evan Laine Allen – Pianos, Organs, Keyboards
Alec Watson – Celesta, Keyboards
Borey Shin – Accordion
William Anton Greene – Tenor Saxophone
Lucy Hollier – Trombone
Kevin Newton – French Horn
Tree Palmedo – Trumpet
Jake Baldwin – Trumpet
Leia Slosberg – Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Daniel Pencer – Clarinet
Abigale Reisman – Violin
Ludovica Burtone – Violin
Joanna Mattrey – Viola
Ansel Cohen – Violoncello
Simon Hanes – Compositions, Guitar, Arrangements, Vocals
New York-based 20-piece ensemble Tredici Bacci was formed by composer Simon Hanes in spring of 2013 as a vehicle to bring his unique musical vision to the stage, and to seduce the ears and minds of the northeast underground music scene. The instrumentation of female vocals, string quartet, horns, accordion and rhythm section is specifically designed to capture the musical qualities of Hanes’ initial inspiration—the music of Italian films from the 1960s-70s. From Giallo to spaghetti-western, Morricone to Rota to Cipriani, Hanes has made it his duty to absorb it all, and allow it to inform his original, very personal compositions.
Since its impetus, Tredici Bacci has played extensively throughout the northeast, performing in bars, galleries, warehouses and concert halls, leaving a trail of Campari bottles, confetti, and whipped cream in their wake. Each performance is a celebration – the audience revels as the band deftly performs is technically demanding and cinematic music. Collaboratoins along the way include such musicians as Elysian Fields, Ryan Power, Ruth Garbus, JG Thirlwell, Charlie Looker, Vincenzo Vasi, and underground legend Gary Wilson.
TB has released four full-length records: The Thirteen Kisses EP from 2013, Vai! Vai! Va! (Musica dal filmato originale), Amore Per Tutti from 2016 and La Fine Del Futuro from 2019.