South Carolina’s “new classic rock” group Plastic Yellow Band is modeled after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band – it’s composed of a songwriter/musician Gerry Jennings and various musicians who join him to produce his original music. Plastic Yellow Band just released it’s 2014 debut CD “Breathe Air” with core members Gerry Jennings on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Joe Hurt on bass and Karl Derrick Tesch on drums, who are also joined by Josef Patchen, Dana Rideout, Joe Smith, Clay Lee and Charles Yang.
Plastic Yellow Band merges both old and new with influence by the varied tempos and multi-track productions of progressive rock bands like Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, still capturing the melody and the depth of Lennon’s music, and sometimes simple and hearty acoustic tracks like “Nowhere”.
Passionate for the music industry PYB’s lead singer sold his financial services business in 2006 to form ISI Studios, while before that he have performed in notable venues such as Bluebird Café in Nashville. A cool thing that he offers through his website are the “Play along” videos, which provide instructions and tips from the band members.