What they say…
The Brothers Nylon are one of those phenomena in which one wants to scream out loud: “Thank you, Internet”. The formation consists of the brothers Michael and Nick Rufolo from New York and the London-based music whiz Shawn Lee.
Living legend Shawn Lee, known through his soundtracks for film and video games, as well as numerous record releases on labels like BBE, Ubiquity, Wall of Sound, Talkin Loud, can now boast a catalog of over 30 publications. The multi-instrumentalist from Wichita takes care of guitars, keys, percussion and vocals all while respecting the word of Duke Ellington: “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”
Young prodigies the Rufolo brothers are in charge of the rhythm section, playing respectively bass and drums. Nick plays also keys, strings, horns, percussion and additional vocals, while Mick deals with whatever aspect happens on the mixing console.
But what is so special about this formation, how can one describe or classify the band’s sound? One enters a unique world, shaped and brought to life by three musical individuals who serve plentiful musical ingredients shelf. The result is a superb mixture of semi- famous riffs, Library Records, dirty funk tracks, obscure records for inducted vinyl nerds and flea market diggers. Perhaps the best description is “multi instrumental big band multitrack madness”.
Their debut album “Bitches Cold Brew” was initially shaped in New York by the brothers Rufolo, then sent across the ocean to Shawn Lee to be developed and enriched, then back to New York and so on and so forth. If there are bonus miles for e-mails, this intercontinental collaboration has certainly entitled to the golden membership!