Something Different” mixes improvisational grooves, funk, rock, jazz, world beat and psychedelic jams to create their "far-out" California sound.
The band was founded in 1997 by twin brothers, Ryan (guitar) and Erin Cassidy (drums) along with bass player Kevin Kotaka and Mark on percussion. During the first two years as a band, the guys attended Humboldt State University while performing at local bars, clubs and festivals.
Taking a wild journey and exploring new ground. . . every show. . . is the bands main objective. Each member of “Something Different” has a wide range of musical influences in their background. On any given night the band will perform styles such as psychedellic funk, rock, and and splash from disco to reggae and electronic grooves. “Something Different” has reached large audiences throughout California and even around the world online. Check them out on their web site at: www.myspace.com/somethingdifferent. The band jumped into online mp3 sharing and cd sales early on before the file sharing craze hit the world in 1997, and achieved over a quarter of a million downloads as well as CD sales in 9 different countries -- thanks to mp3.com. Their CDs include, 3 studio recorded sessions, Slackadelic recorded in 1998, More Slack recorded in 2001 and "Ready Soon" recorded in 2005. They also have 3 live recordings available. . . Live at Pamplin Grove, Slackadellic trio sessions and Live Slack.
Of course there are always special guests who sit in with “Something Different” on special occasions. such as Martin Fierro (Grateful Dead, JGB, Zero), Simon Allen & Rob Lavers (New Mastersounds), Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green), Jordan Fienstien, Karumba Diabate and many more. The band has appeared on the bill with bands such as, New Mastersounds, Tea Leaf Green, the Breakfast, Great American Taxi, Dave Nelson Band, Green Lemon, The Toyes, The B-Side Players, The Ideals, Keyser Soze and many others.