Like a modern Weird Al or Frank Zappa, Alex Arrowsmith is a quirky genius who simply loves to create catchy pop-songs that juxtapose honest emotion with odd references to familiar cultural symbols. His first live recording at The Banana Stand was on April 12th, 2008. Arrowsmith performed solo for this particular set. He also drank an entire bottle of red wine while he played, which gave his already sharp compesitions even more wit.
Arrowsmith mixed the album himself, and performed a variety of hilarious tunes like "Rock and Roll Dogs" and "Cold Play Got Eatin' By Piranhas" for much of his thirteen-song-set. But even though his music is filled with humor, songs like "Not Salman Rushdie" and "The Zaps" flirt with a deeper meaning. Alex Arrowsmith has returned to The Banana Stand several times, but his first performance will always be remembered. A kindred spirit in the live music community, we're proud to be associated with Alex Arrowsmith and hope you'll come to enjoy his brand of art.