Wicked Wisdom Set Release
The invitation to perform at Ozzfest 2005 came at a perfect time for the band Wicked Wisdom who had an amazing summer on the tour. Now, WW is set to release their self titled debut on 100% Womon Records & Suburban Noize Records on February 21, 2006.
More than two years ago Wicked Wisdom set out on a fearless journey to create music that defies boundaries and convention. Fronted by lead singer Jada Pinkett Smith, Wicked Wisdom gives birth to a sound unconventional and confined in any single genre. Seamlessly fusing the screaming guitars of heavy rock, driving drums of speed metal and unmistakably locked grooves of funk, with a melodic vocal style; that is fierce and vulnerable.
When Wicked Wisdom's Pocket Honore tuned down his Guitar and started writing new material with recent addition Cameron Graves A.K.A. Young Beige, the two realized they were creating a truly explosive sound.
This new sound combined with Smith's searingly honest and revealing vocals proved the band was on the right path. The addition of Fishbone founding member Phillip “Fish” Fisher on the drums pushed the sound even deeper. Bass player Rio Lawrence's extreme stage presence can only be topped by his ability to fly through his booming bass riffs with an easy aggression. Rhythm Guitarist and keyboard player Cameron Graves plays the crucial role of maintaining this band's hard melody while accompanying Pocket's wild guitar style.
It was not long before the Wicked Wisdom live show garnered major buzz and caught the attention of influential ears, including Ozzfest tour organizer Sharon Osbourne. Mistress of Ceremonies Sharon Osbourne boldly states, "I went to see Wicked Wisdom play last April in a tiny (Los Angeles) club at midnight. Let me tell you, I was blown away. When you see and hear Jada with her band it's apparent that she has nothing but love and respect for this genre of music. I totally respect that the band wants to pay their dues playing the second stage on Ozzfest."
Wicked Wisdom is: Jada Pinkett Smith (vocals), Pocket Honore (lead guitar), Phillip “Fish” Fisher (drums), Rio Lawrence (bass guitar), Cameron Graves (rhythm guitar & keys)
Tour dates are as follows:
2/3 Club Fever - South Bend, IN
2/4 Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH
2/5 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
2/9 The Warehouse - Springfield, IL
2/10 The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
2/12 The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
2/14 Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
2/16 Big Easy - Boise, ID
2/17 Big Easy Concert House - Spokane, WA
2/18 The Premier - Seattle, WA
2/19 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/21 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
2/24 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/25 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
2/28 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
3/2 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
3/3 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM