Tom Devil and the Wizard - Fellowship in the Bojabs (Self-Released)
Add Date: 10/02/18
Focus Tracks: 3, 8, 6, & 9
Formats: College, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
Artist Info: Tom Devil and the Wizard is a Texas-based rock band that exists for one purpose: to play live shows that make people wonder if the devil or the wizard exist. This three-piece group of misfits is unapologetically weird, notably awesome and a little bipolar when it comes to sound.
We take inspiration from where we can find it – whether it’s Phish, Neil Young, Clutch, Kings X, The Talking Heads, or The Beatles – we’re students of anyone that makes music we like to hear. We’ve also stolen a few pages out of Bruce Lee’s book with his Jeet Kune Do: the philosophy of having no style. That’s where the devil and the wizard come together to work their dark magic. Somehow, it works.
At the end of the day, we care about two things: coming up with funny song names and writing good music to back those names up.
The band began with four guys, Matt, Chad, Jake and MJ, releasing a self-titled EP. The band changed with MJ and Chad moving away. This is when Joey (bass) arrived in 2015. Later, the guys added Obi (keys) for the sophomore CD, Low Tide. A few of the songs from Low Tide were acclaimed and played on 91.7 KXT, 97.1 The Eagle, 89.3 KNON, and KAFM 88.1 of Grand Junction, CO.
In the summer of 2017, Obi left the band and in the winter, Jake also left. Before Jake left, they finished recording Fellowship in the Bojabs, the group’s third CD. In the winter of 2017, Tony Luna (drums) joined the band, making Matt, Joey and Tony the current power trio line-up.