Formed in 1998, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers band comprises of Hornsby himself, John Thomas, Bobby Read, J. V. Collier, Doug Derryberry, and the drummer, Michael Baker who was later replaced with Sonny Emory.
Released in October 2000, Here Come the Noise Makers is Hornsby's first live album with the touring band. The album treats the fans with great musical moments that they always look for in a concert. Bride of the Noisemakers is the second live album by Hornsby with the Noisemakers that was released in June 2011. The album comprises of twenty five songs that were recorded between 2007 and 2009. Since 2002, Hornsby has also been offering CDs of his live concerts through his very own Bruce Hornsby Live website. Hornsby's 2002 studio album, Big Swing Face is also a great blend of drum and post-electronica tunes that is a real treat to ears. In August 2004, the brilliant musician recorded his second studio album, Halcyon Days with the Noisemakers. Released through Columbia Records, the album contains some well-received singles such as What the Hell Happened, Heir Gordon and Hooray for Tom. Especially the pop rock song, What the Hell Happened, is noted for the unique use of keynotes. With the joint efforts of the Noisemakers, Hornsby released his third studio album, Levitate through the Verve Records in September 2009. The album's single, Invisible has been featured in the Bobcat Goldthwait's movie, the World's Greatest Dad in which Hornsby has also made a cameo appearance.
By recording the hit single, The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range band has won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987. Since 1986, the Grammy winning musician has sold more than ten million copies of his album, The Way It Is. He has also played the lead vocals of the song, The Valley Road of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two. And the song has won him a Grammy Award for the Best Bluegrass Recording in 1990. In 1993, Hornsby had garnered another Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental- Barcelona Mona that was recorded for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Moreover, his single, Song H has also received a Grammy nomination for the Best Pop Instrumental in 2007.
The Live Experience
Bruce, along with the Noisemakers band display top-notch musicianship on stage. Their songs contain just the right amount of improvisation that will keep luring you to this concert for years to come. Bruce is always in his great form; he just loves what he does on stage and this feeling bubbles over to the audience. The air is filled with cheers and joy when he plays his solo single, When I Paint your Masterpiece with his accordion. However, the creative musician does not prepare a set list for his concert in advance and mostly plays based on the audience requests. People travel from far flung areas to watch the highly spirited performance of these musicians live in front of their eyes. If you are also a jazz or an improvisational music fan, pick your share of Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers tickets and become a part of this jazz jam.