The Daimonics//Freudian Slurp

Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 7:30pm

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Doors: 6:30pm

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The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

The Daimonics are excited to bring their blend of original, soulful grooves to the Royal Room on Wednesday, January 11. This time we’ll be a quartet, with Max Rose on tenor sax, Andrew Luthringer on electric bass, Jeremy Johnson on drums, and Erik Olsen on keyboards. 

The Seattle-based Daimonics play a driving blend of eclectic, instrumental groove music. The band's roots are in jazz, but other influences include the blues, R&B, rock, funky fusion, and classic soul-jazz of the 70’s.  The Daimonics feature original music.  Chicago native Max Rose brings to The Daimonics decades of experience as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, and recording engineer. He studied saxophone and jazz composition at the Berklee School of Music.  Erik Olsen studied jazz piano and composition with the accomplished pianist and composer Joan Wildman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Upon arriving in Seattle, he continued to study with the legendary composer and jazz pianist, Dawn Clement. Erik is the Daimonics' main composer. Bassist Andrew Luthringer has recorded and performed in a wide range of musical settings up and down the west coast, including jazz, funk, prog rock, fusion, singer-songwriter and even classic country. Local credits include a stint with Rafe Pearlman, and the avant-fusion band Sunship (with Stewart Dempster and Brian Heaney). Drummer Jeremy Johnson is a Minnesota native who trained at Music Tech. He is comfortable with a wide variety of styles and rhythms, including swing, hard bop, African rhythms, funk, and rock.  Guitarist Edgar Haimerl moved to Seattle in 2004 and began performing a wide variety of music with numerous bands. He is also a composer and producer. Edgar currently divides his time between playing with the Daimonics in Seattle and playing jazz in Germany.

Freudian Slurp is an alternative jazz ensemble.  Their music is groove-driven, adventurous, and focuses equally on elaborate compositions, group improv and features virtuosic soloists.  Although fully instrumental music, the band uses the music to tell stories, evoke scenery or describe characters.  Although bandleader and Guitarist, Ian Hughes, has run the band for almost a decade, the group has gone through significant lineup changes over the course of the band’s three albums. The band has featured Ian’s brother and first-call Seattle bass player Dylan Hughes for a number of those years. The group also features drummer Tyler Musgrave, Keyboardist, Art Borders, Trumpeter Adam Robb and Saxophonist Jackson Cotugno, Earshot Jazz’s 2022 Golden Ear award winner for “Up and Coming” Jazz musician. In January 2020 Freudian Slurp recorded a hybrid live/in studio album and video series at The Chapel Performance Space, this was released in 2022, with some critical acclaim and radio play. The band was nominated for an Earshot Golden Ear award for 2022 “Alternative Jazz Group” of the year.

 “Freudian Slurp is a group of specialists in what you would refer to as “the groove,” which you can hear all over their latest single The Getaway Car.” -V13

“The hybrid of jazz, funk, and jam band aesthetic on The Getaway Car makes for a fun and often surprising listening experience. “ -Surviving The Golden Age

“Fans of sacred improvisational jazz, Chick Corea and Frank Zappa should by all means invest!” -Last Day Deaf


Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118