The show is SOLD-OUT. We have started a waiting list at [email protected]
It's going to be a terrific afternoon of music with Wild Honey's favorite people in the universe to benefit the Autism Think Tank!
Doors open at 3:30 and the show starts at 4pm. Tickets are only $20 and $40 with food.
For the past nine years, Derrick Anderson has been playing bass with the Bangles. Now, he’s taking a busman’s holiday, recruiting Debbi and Vicki Peterson from that group, along with Kim Shattuck of the Muffs, on a song of his own called “When I Was Your Man.” Diffuser is proud to be premiering the song’s video, which can be streamed here: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=M_kFaVRKIOc
“Not only did Debbi, Vicki, Kim and I have a blast recording the tune in the studio,” Anderson, who has a 20-year history in the Los Angeles power pop scene, tells us, “doing the video was a hoot as well, and I’d say it shows! I’ve known Dan Matovina (director) for years as an engineer/producer and he pitched me on the video idea. We put our heads together and we couldn’t ask for a better result! Dan brought in David Williams to shoot and edit and we got John Calacci (Bangles manager) and Joe Stella (Bangles sound man) involved in the production, so it turned out to be a nice family affair. We did the shoot in under four hours so it was a bit down & dirty, but it all came together quite nicely indeed.”
Full of jangly guitars, wordless background vocals and handclaps, the summer-y “When I Was Your Man,” appears on Anderson’s solo debut, A World of My Own, which was released back in April. In addition to the two Bangles and Shattuck, it boasts guest appearances from a who’s-who of power pop stars. “Send Me Down A Sign” and “Waiting For You” feature the Smithereens, Matthew Sweet plays guitar on “Happiness” and there’s a reunion of the Andersons!, the power-pop supergroup he fronted in the late-’90s-to-early-’00s. The album, which has a bonus track of the Beatles‘ “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” was produced by Ed Stasium, known for his work with the Ramones, the Smithereens, Talking Heads and Living Colour.
I have to say, it’s a beautiful thing to have such talented friends orbiting in my musical universe that I could call on once I started making this album,” Anderson said. “It was a long time coming, waiting for folks to ‘turn in their homework’ as it were, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Vicki Peterson listened to the record in its entirety and called it ‘timeless’ which was such a fantastic compliment, especially coming from her!”
Derrick Anderson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, currently holds down the bass slot in The Bangles. His critically acclaimed premiere solo album A World Of My Own released by Omnivore Recordings this spring has quickly found its way into the hearts, minds and top album lists of listeners worldwide.
Anderson has toured and recorded with the Kinks’ Dave Davies, Translator’s Steve Barton, and Susanna Hoffs, along with doing the occasional gig with The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene and The Cowsills. Derrick’s memorably melodic bass playing and songwriting are showcased on two critically acclaimed releases by his former band The Andersons!.. His bass work can also be heard on two posthumously released Pete Ham (Badfinger) releases,7 Park Avenue and Golders Green.
Rob first gained national prominence in the mid ‘90s as a founding member of RCA recording act Wanderlust who scored a radio hit on the Billboard charts with «I Walked» and landed prime opening gigs for The Who, Collective Soul and others. Relocating to Los Angeles in 2001, he’s busier than ever, juggling a multitude of musical hats. A critically acclaimed solo artist with 5 solo albums released to date, Rob is also the touring guitarist and musical director for multi-platinum selling pop group Wilson Phillips and produced their most recent album, Dedicated for Sony/Masterworks.
Away from his work as musical director of Wilson Philips and an active solo career, Rob’s consummate skills as an exceptional guitarist/vocalist is showcased in the Badfinger tribute group, «Straight Up,» and CSNY tribute «Déjà Vu.»
Rob frequently lends his sideman talents to a multitude of L.A. based artists the likes of Rosemary Butler (Linda Ronstadt), John Pratt, Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger), Ken Sharp and others. A prolific songwriter, Rob’s original songs have scored high profile placements in TV, commercials and films, most notably Disney’s 2008 release, Bridge to Terabithia.
The Wild Honey Foundation, a 501 (3)© non-profit, seeks to celebrate and keep alive the passion, creativity, and idealism of the musical giants of the late 20th century and pass on their legacy to future generations. Wild Honey shows bring together the global music community to raise funds for a variety of charitable causes, especially autism treatment/research and assisting ailing musicians in financial need facebook.com/groups/Wildhoneyfoundation/
The Autism Think Tank, NJ is an internationally recognized 501©(3) (Non-profit) organization whose mission is to facilitate the medical and psychosocial stabilization of the child and family. Bringing together a team of world renowned medical experts via telemedicine, the Autism Think Tank, NJ is designed to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to the identification and treatment of the complicated medical comorbidities of autism. The Autism Think Tank is committed to improving the lives of children and families in the home, school and community through comprehensive case management, community outreach, research and education.