In this exclusive audio interview with Rob Mercurio, bassist for New Orleans band Galactic, and Kelly Denson, reporter for Funk Music News, Rob talks about touring plans, recent gigs, his favorite songs and sources of inspiration, the creative process, collaborating with the Nevilles, his love of boy bands- and, oh yea, reveals details about Galactic’s new concept album, Carnivale Electricos! He was kind enough to impart these announcements to Funk Music News first. We are flattered, Rob!
Interview by: Kelly Denson
“People are excited that there is a concept behind [the new album]. It’s not just a collection of songs… There’s some sort of meaning behind it. We’re adding another depth to our music, who we are, and our identity.” ~Rob Mercurio, Galactic bassist
Here’s a bit of Galactic’s set at The New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011.