The Andersons are the brainchild of mysterious rock and soul legend Barry Chadwick.
Barry Chadwick and Thee Eternals were once one of the hottest bands in Southern California, tearing it up from San Pedro to San Diego, Lompoc to Long Beach. Their first hit single, “I’m All About Me, and You, and Me,” saw some chart action on local radio stations and began to be played in homes and car radios through the Southern California Metropolitan Water District.
But that time time came and went. Chadwick failed to capitalize on the minor success of the band, and eventually left the music industry for a steady position as a night manager at a day care center, where he successfully secured the only comfortable chair in the building, and read 249 owners’ manuals from cover to cover.
But then last year, it happened. An e-mail arrived from a listener in Romania. “I heared you on the computer from the Internet,” it read. “You are tick-tock. Where are your music?”
Barry set out to put the band together again. He scoured record stores, of which there were none, t-shirt warehouses in Norwalk, oxygen bars in North Hollywood, beatnik cafes in Gardena, and corporate retreats in Lake Arrowhead, waiting for sparks to fly on Pine Avenue yet again.
And now he is back.
He has formed a new band, The Andersons, to once again look for the magic in the music. Along with Vanessa Davenport, Dianna Frost, and the backing forces of Brad Laven, keyboards; Richard Nemecek, drums, Bob Saldana, guitar; and Spencer Watson, bass, the Andersons’ brand of “Harmonious post-retro rock and roll,” is once again on tour throughout the Southland.
Where are your music?
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