Watcher Moon blends a unique style of Psychedelic, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Reggae into a unique "Alternative Jam Band" style of music. With up to three hour shows filled with original compositions, Watcher Moon performs virtuosic improvisation sections taking audiences on a musical voyage. Watcher Moon is inspired by bands such as: Yes, Rush, Medeski Martin and Wood, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, 311, Phish, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Tool, STI, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Traffic, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Alice N Chains, Les Claypool, Primus, Metallica, Wes Montgomery, Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine and Sound Garden.
Writer/Publisher Gordon James Turrisi (Guitar/Vocals) met Evan Joffred (Bass/Vocals) in 2016. Evan’s Funk Rock driven bass lines mixed immediately with Gordon’s Alternative Funk Rock Jam Band Style to make a unique sound. They auditioned Lamar Little at Bridge Family Studio's, Burbank CA, and immediately started recording music together. Each of the musicians has extensive experience playing in a plethora of music projects that landed them opening for national touring acts as well as music for film and television. Some of the acts include legendary names such as: Leon Russell, Ziggy Marley, Deftones, Iron Butterfly, Trevor Hall, Grace Potter, W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns, Great White, All That Remains and Orgy. Their versatile styles and passion for all kinds of music formed a supergroup of talent called Watcher Moon.
Recently, Watcher Moon opened for Robby Krieger of The Doors in 2018 at The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA. Previously in 2017 Watcher Moon opened for Robby Kreager at the Libby Bowl in Ojai. In 2016 Watcher Moon opened for Iron Butterfly at the Canyon Club, Gordon sat in with America The Band at a sold La Mirada PAC, was haled as one of the best bands at Topanga Days and booked their own West Coast/Middle American tour. While on tour they opened for Flow Bots and Kymani Marley in Boulder Colorado.
While on tour they attracted the attention of multiple booking agents, producers and touring musicians for future collaborations. Watcher Moon also recorded an EP of funky jammy original tunes at Bridge Family Studios in Burbank called, "Jellyfish Ballon."
Watcher Moon's two EPs and live shows have gotten props from A list music industry keystones such as members of Sir Douglas Quintet, 311, Tool, America The Band and Hani Naser (7 Walkers, Santana, Violent Femmes, The Doors). Watcher Moon also gotten the attention of A list film producer Darius Fisher (Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Cher, Prince, Rolling Stones, Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros) who has agreed to work with the band on music videos. Watcher Moon Released their first EP, Blood on The Mountain in (2104). The EP was produced by Gordon James Turrisi and Johnny Perez (Sir Douglas Quintet) at Skyline Studios Topanga. Watcher Moon has started the production of a full length LP, "Wisdom" to be released in 2017.
Watcher Moon's goal is to inspire and heal the universe through music. Watcher Moon manifests multidimensional sound healing through their unique style of experimental, psychedelic, funk-rock fusion. Healing through the power of music is important to the members of Watcher Moon. In 2015 Gordon did a sound healing for actor, Tommy Chong which included a CBD injection healing ritual to fight Cancer. Watcher Moon's mission is to heal our planet and universe by opening sound portals of love and light to put a smile on listeners faces as they groove to subtile and climatic healing tonal vibes.
Meet the Band:
Gordon James Turrisi (Guitar/Vocals) sat in with America The Band on "Horse With No Name" at La Mirada Theater in 2016 and opened for the Legendary Leon Russell in 2015 before his passing. Gordon has enjoyed indy record deals with Johnny Perez of Sir Douglas Quintet, and is supported by A list artists and producers in Southern Califonia. Gordon is the band leader of Watcher Moon.
Evan Joffred, Bass, has opened for over 15 national touring acts at the Canyon Club and Seban Theater, recently RAT in 2016. He pushes the envelope on bass, inspired by Victor Wooten, Les Claypool, Flea (RHCP) and Peanut (311) with slap-style and smooth running licks in his own fresh and unique style.
Tom Mitchell, Harmonica / Tamborine
Watcher Moon's guest players include:
Bill Worrell (America The Band)
*In addition to the core lineup, Watcher Moon may include horns, backup singers, violin and organ depending on the size of the gig or venue