Films & Words – A Band Called Death with Lamont Caldwell
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In the 1970s, three teenage brothers, David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney, formed a rock ‘n roll band called Death. They grew up in Detroit, with loving supportive parents who gave them only one credo: ‘Back up your brother.’ Death never got very far, and their story is a fascinating one, told beautifully by Jeff Howlett and Mark Christopher Covino in their new music documentary ‘A Band Called Death.’
David, the visionary, who came up with the band’s controversial name, died of lung cancer in 2000. F. Scott Fitzgerald may have been right: there may be no ‘second acts in American lives,’ but ‘A Band Called Death’ is a portrait of the good fortune and recognition that can come your way if you just stick around long enough. But it also delves movingly into the bittersweet feelings that come from being a pioneer, someone who is right before it is time. It tells what it’s like to withstand a decade of professional rejection, followed by two decades of total silence, and what it’s like to endure unimaginable loss.
Multi-instrumentalist Lamont Caldwell is a star on the rise having toured with some of today’s most recognized artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Kirk Franklin, Bilal, Jay-Z and The Legendary Roots Crew of The Tonight Show starting Jimmy Fallon fame.
Originally born and raised in Camden, NJ is where he started playing music on the saxophone. Attending The University of the Arts was his first taste of living his musician dream followed by moving to NYC and transferring to Manhattan School of Music soon after adding vocals, guitar, bass, drums and piano to his musical arsenal.
After years of songwriting for others he started to sing more as a way to showcase demos of his writing. His vocals and songwriting as demonstrated in his dynamic rock band MACH22 has gotten the attention of many in the music industry with 4 studio records to boot. MACH22 has opened for Slash, Guns ‘n Roses, Steel Panther, Michael Schenker, Brian Lynch and even Bon Jovi.
MACH22 has been building a great name as a hard rock band bringing back the genre and Lamont Caldwell is at the forefront as a performer, writer and producer to keep on watch.