SONUS UMBRA was originally formed in Mexico City in 1989 by Luis Nasser (Bass), Ricardo Gómez (Guitar) and Andrés Aullet (Lead Vocals). This uncertain, three-headed zygote grew, and matured, and made bigger and louder noises until it became a real band: a band that played relentlessly and developed a considerable cult following. It played lots of good shows, some truly great shows, and some real stinkers too. But it grew and grew until eventually it broke up. To this day, nobody really knows why and that is the story we are sticking to.
Improvised jazz-rock-funk-ambient-drum'n'bass-fusion from Chicago, Illinois.
Roaming the wonderful city of Chicago, drinking. We're talking a little band with a not so little sound.
“Abud: A Bard” is the tangible manifestation of composer and multi-instrumentalist James Abud’s fantastical notions and musical research. This bombastic and exciting One-Man show is founded on original acoustic works grounded in American folk, jazz, and theater music. Delicate wordplay woven into roaring melodies soars over any combination of stomping feet percussion and acoustic guitar, banjo, or ukulele. It features Abud's earthy virtuosity, chummy pathos, and fluffy beard.