Is this real?
Of course it’s real. What kind of lunatic fakes this sort of thing? It’s Christmas! What’s wrong with you?
Who creates the musical arrangements?
Matt Bowen. You can email me here.
Does it take you a long time to put it together?
Ummmm, yes. There are a ton of the details in our Behind the Scenes video by Ric Serena. I write the arrangement once we get a head-count (which is a bit backwards), assign parts, tune bottles, set up mics/audio-gear, and then print 5′ x 3′ music and hang that on the wall…all before the band arrives.
How long do you practice?
Everyone was handed their part at the beginning of the party. Luckily, we have some ridiculously talented musicians (see our band page), and are able to sort everything out in an hour or so!
Hey Matt, will you and your band play for my cousn’s b-day party?
Absolutely not. But thanks for asking!
But what if I pay you!
Sorry, we don’t play for money. We only play for fun.
Fine, if you won’t play for my cousin’s b-day party, then I’ll make my own bottle band!
Great! I’ll send you sheet music for our most popular song if you to our favorite charity, Education Through Music Los Angeles which supports music education for inner city kids. Just send me that receipt!
How did this come about?
Ever heard of the “Jaws” theme? It’s what we (Matt and Summer) would play on beer bottles while out with friends. Years later while on a road trip Summer asked me to create music for an entire Christmas Carol all on beer bottles. I arranged it, we rustled up some friends, took a video, and that’s history.